Remember these.? All our yesterdays

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To many posts in rapid succession.

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myglaren wrote: 24 Mar 2023, 13:30 To many posts in rapid succession.
Something the Royal Mail can't be accused of ! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote: 24 Mar 2023, 13:32
myglaren wrote: 24 Mar 2023, 13:30 To many posts in rapid succession.
Something the Royal Mail can't be accused of ! :-D
You're on top form today Mick 8-) :lol: :lol:
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CitroJim wrote: 24 Mar 2023, 13:33
You're on top form today Mick 8-) :lol: :lol:
Must be the extra zest in my new smaller dish of Rice Krispies!! :-D
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I think you have to calculate the cost according to how many Mars bars it would buy, they were 4d when I was at school, about the time I remember Camp coffee - of course Mars bars are smaller now. :roll:

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 14 Dec 2022, 21:34 This little discussion on Scotlands Enchanting Kingdom, has plenty of comments on our ginger wine essence.
https://www.scotlands-enchanting-kingdo ... ecipe.html

Of interest
A recommendation for the previously mentioned Rochester
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Castle Wyness substitute NEW
by: Judith Faulkner
Anyone who hankers after the taste of the old Castle Wyness Ginger at Christmas should try Rochester Ginger - DICKENSIAN RECEIPE...as near to the old tatse as you will ever find. Make sure it's the right one listed above as Rochester also make 2 other types of Ginger drinks.
The Co-op in Scotland certainly used to stock in the run up to Christmas Yu-lade
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Regards Neil
As you will see from the rather mundane picture of a supermarket shelf today, Ginger yu-lade is alive and kicking in Dunbar Co-op in March 2023.

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When we first went up to the north of Scotland in the '70s we had a friend who was a journalist on the John O Groats journal and he gave us a small insight to how things were there. He had published an article on 'Magic Mushrooms' that were popular and had the police enquiring of him how he knew about them as they didn't - talked to the kids he said.

Another thing that amused me was a hold up at a garage cash kiosk, when the police asked the chap if he could describe the thief, he said no, but I know who it was though.

There was another report of a stolen car that had been crashed, they found two of the drivers front teeth in it.

It was like going back 50 years in the early days but it hasn't changed completely even now, they have improved the roads though.

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Scales and old weights, and old money, and pleasing shape
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and the Automatic Scale Co Ltd of Broadheath produced these too...Sort of thing inside Woolies if I remember it right.

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When I were kneehigh to a grasshopper Mum used to drag me into J Sainsbury in North Watford, which looked similar to this:
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In those days it was laid out like a cross between a grocer and a butcher with the dairy counter to our right, the general groceries dead ahead and the cooked meats and bacon to the left. There was a set of scales identical to the first picture in Neil's post which sat next to the bacon slicer which looked very similar to this: :-D
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If you go to Beamish 'town' the shops and houses look just like the ones we had in Petts Wood in the '40s and '50s.

Do you remember the 'I speak your weight' weighing machines, mainly on railway stations I think, like the metal stamping machines that printed out your name or whatever on a strip of metal.

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Peter.N. wrote: 30 Mar 2023, 23:37 Do you remember the 'I speak your weight' weighing machines
Yes! Every time I try one it tells me to go and eat a decent meal and gain some :lol:

Those proper old scales used to fascinate me as a kid...
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I had a bacon slicer in my shop, the blade was a bit frightening, it was heavy and taking it out to sharpen it, if you dropped it it would have chopped your toes off. :shock:
Had the scales too.
All went a bit iffy when they decimalised in 1971 as did the petrol pumps.
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CitroJim wrote: 31 Mar 2023, 05:28
Peter.N. wrote: 30 Mar 2023, 23:37 Do you remember the 'I speak your weight' weighing machines
Yes! Every time I try one it tells me to go and eat a decent meal and gain some :lol:

Those proper old scales used to fascinate me as a kid...
Mine used to say 'one at a time please'. Doesn't any more, I've lost quite a bit of weight over the years. Being diagnosed with diabetes helps a lot with that.

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Peter.N. wrote: 31 Mar 2023, 11:37
Mine used to say 'one at a time please'.
:lol: That did make me giggle Peter...

Sorry to hear about the diabetes :cry: I trust it's all nicely under control now...
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Loosing weight is the best thing you can do Jim, the diabetes is down to only 25% of what it was about 20 years ago, I'm on 1 metformin per day, 4 a day when I was diagnosed and have had no problems at all. It can do some nasty things to you if you neglect it. I was 16 stone+ in middle age, I am now down to 12 stone 10 lbs and feel a lot better for it. I couldn't diet to save my life, I just cut down on my food intake, took a long time but probably did save my life. I like your way of doing it Jim but don't have the energy - or the joints.

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