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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:52 pm

pbar wrote: Steve Davis was totally brilliant yes, but I mean, who would you rather go on a night out with, Steve Davis or Alex Higgins :)

Bring back real sportsmen I say.
Interesting Davis :headscratch:

My Dad played Alex Higgins in an exhibition at his works club in the mid 70's and beat him as did several other club players...Saying that Higgins was pissed :lol:
The other time he was fantastic, and wiped the floor with everyone. I wasn't at either but Dad got me his autograph which I still have :)
Got some other big name players autographs too that also played exhibitions there in the 70's, inc Ray Reardon, Willie Thorne, Graham Miles and,Doug Mountjoy :cheers:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Peter-S » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:17 pm

pbar wrote:Bring back real sportsmen I say.
I grew in to adulthood cheering on Alex, Jimmy Connors and Ian Botham. It made 1981 and 1982 a great time :D
There were still highs after but that was a peak not repeated for me.
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:36 pm

andyd wrote:
Interesting Davis :headscratch:

My Dad played Alex Higgins in an exhibition at his works club in the mid 70's
Reminds me of that Spitting Image sketch - Steve Davis insisting to his manager that he needs a nickname, 'how about interesting'. That was so funny!

Wow, what a claim, to have played Higgins, excellent. And those autographs you have, superb Andy, something to cherish for sure.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:39 pm

Peter-S wrote:
pbar wrote:Bring back real sportsmen I say.
I grew in to adulthood cheering on Alex, Jimmy Connors and Ian Botham. It made 1981 and 1982 a great time :D
There were still highs after but that was a peak not repeated for me.
Now that's what I'm talking about, those are proper sportsmen. They went for it, took risks, didn't have the fear to make their thoughts known, and had the talent to back it up.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:59 pm

Spend the day sat in front of an X-Box during the summer holidays or play on this all day long. I know which I'd choose.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:07 pm

:agree: Paul.
We used to out for hours on our bikes or making our own fun. Kids have everything nowadays but we had a better childhood :cheers:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:52 pm

I think Andrew still has one in his garden :lol:
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:57 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:I think Andrew still has one in his garden :lol:
Apparently it's a 13" Goodyear Eagle :shock: :lol:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:21 pm

andyd wrote::agree: Paul.
We used to out for hours on our bikes or making our own fun. Kids have everything nowadays but we had a better childhood :cheers:
Exactly, spot on that.

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Re: Who Remembers?

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:07 am

ESSEXV6ESSEX wrote:Matchbox cars

https://youtu.be/jXgBb5UIrQg
Nice one Mark :D

We used to play garages and would use milk tokens as money to buy and swap :lol:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:39 am

I've found myself re-buying/collecting them all over again :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Wed May 15, 2019 10:42 am

Who remembers their Mum using one of these? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAko-tRbbw8

Used one again in the early 90's when we didn't have plumbing for washing machine.

I think we often forget how easy we have it now.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Paul G » Wed May 15, 2019 12:05 pm

Mum had a single tub one with separate spin dryer. It had a mangle on the top of it.

I've still got the spin dryer and it works, not that I ever use it.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Wed May 15, 2019 12:20 pm

We never had one of those, but yes all the mod cons now make life a lot easier, but are we better off for it? In some instances certainly so but we are inundated now with products marketed in such a way that we feel we should have them, but don't really need them. I'm close to taking a step back from a lot of it.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Wed May 15, 2019 1:02 pm

pbar wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:20 pm
We never had one of those, but yes all the mod cons now make life a lot easier, but are we better off for it? In some instances certainly so but we are inundated now with products marketed in such a way that we feel we should have them, but don't really need them. I'm close to taking a step back from a lot of it.
Mobile phones are a pain, but pretty much rule everything we do now so just making life difficult for yourself without one :(
Nothing is made to last now either :?
My Auntie still has a Zanussi freezer that I had new in 1989, and it still works :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Peter-S » Wed May 15, 2019 1:09 pm

andyd wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:42 am
Who remembers their Mum using one of these? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAko-tRbbw8

Used one again in the early 90's when we didn't have plumbing for washing machine.

I think we often forget how easy we have it now.
Yes I can remember Mum dragging those out in to the kitchen for wash day. I can also remember Dad wedging a s/h one in to the boot of a Viva in the early 70s to replace one that broke. Wonder how secure that was!
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Wed May 15, 2019 1:24 pm

Peter-S wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:09 pm
andyd wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:42 am
Who remembers their Mum using one of these? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAko-tRbbw8

Used one again in the early 90's when we didn't have plumbing for washing machine.

I think we often forget how easy we have it now.
Yes I can remember Mum dragging those out in to the kitchen for wash day. I can also remember Dad wedging a s/h one in to the boot of a Viva in the early 70s to replace one that broke. Wonder how secure that was!
Happy Days....
As long as he tied the boot down with a yard of string :lol:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by D366Y » Wed May 15, 2019 1:46 pm

andyd wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:02 pm
My Auntie still has a Zanussi freezer that I had new in 1989, and it still works :)
I had a landlord client recently who told me that the fridge they left in the property for tenants she got in the 70s - he was then aggrieved when the tenants took it with them when they left as it had worked well for so long :lol:

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