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Re: Who Remembers?

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:15 am

Yes remember both , my Nan would sweet her head of using the twin tub and them wooden tongs were a part of it . Funny I can smell the twin tub now .

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Jasonmarie wrote:Yes remember both , my Nan would sweet her head of using the twin tub and them wooden tongs were a part of it . Funny I can smell the twin tub now .

Me too :D
But very good as a lot of people didn't have plumbing for a washing machine.We used one in the early 90's in a Annex we had at the time.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Paul G » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:59 am

Still got a Ewbank like that stuck up in the spare room along with an old but still working Hoover Constellation vacuum cleaner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O82VA87g4o

Note the woman doing the vacuuming!

I remember mum had a single tub washing machine at our old house with a mangle on the top of it and a separate spin dryer. Still got that bloody thing too in the conservatory next to the tumble dryer.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:46 am

I member the Ewbank, it seemed to get used quite often as I recall. Did they actually really pick much up though, I'm not so sure!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:11 am

Paul G wrote:Still got a Ewbank like that stuck up in the spare room along with an old but still working Hoover Constellation vacuum cleaner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O82VA87g4o

Note the woman doing the vacuuming!

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I remember my Nan having a hoover just like that :D I do the hoovering.....How times have changed :whistle:

pbar wrote:I member the Ewbank, it seemed to get used quite often as I recall. Did they actually really pick much up though, I'm not so sure!

Yes they aren't too bad as long as you empty them regularly iirc

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:08 pm

My mother in law still uses one of those Ewbank things. Never seen a Hoover Constellation, the forerunner to the red Henry vacuum? :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:21 pm

Just spotted this picture on some social media thing and it made me laugh also nice mk1 Capri

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:33 pm

Jasonmarie wrote: nice mk1 Capri

Would be amazing to own that as a daily today, can't imagine how special the owner must have felt driving that around In the early 70's

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:49 pm

Funny as i thought the same thing but why park the car there also I love the heated rear window I don’t know if that was a ford fit ?
Somebody will know .

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:05 am

What a great pic. Just stare at it and imagine the pace of life back then. And think of it now. Think I'd rather be back then. It's super shiny that Capri isn't it.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:33 am

pbar wrote:What a great pic. Just stare at it and imagine the pace of life back then. And think of it now. Think I'd rather be back then. It's super shiny that Capri isn't it.

Looks pretty new so around 1972.
I know the 70's were far from great, but the roads were a lot quieter back then and the cars had character too :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:06 am

andyd wrote:I know the 70's were far from great


Compared to now they were fantastic!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Paul G » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:54 am

Jasonmarie wrote:Funny as i thought the same thing but why park the car there also I love the heated rear window I don’t know if that was a ford fit ?
Somebody will know .


A lot of cars didn't have heated rear windows fitted as standard then but you could buy, usually from Halfords, a stick on heated window which you could wire in and get it working. I think Holts made them and also Smiths.

I remember helping my uncle fit one to my auntie's Morris 1100, it wasn't the best of jobs and fell off after a few months!

Re the picture, that old chap with the horse and cart would have been a real - life Steptoe!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:17 am

pbar wrote:
andyd wrote:I know the 70's were far from great


Compared to now they were fantastic!

Being a pre teen my experience was good, life hadn't kicked me in the ass yet....

Too much technology now, and everything is easier with credit being forced on people so little respect for what they own, just buy another when it breaks :doh: We looked after things more back then.
Younger people especially looking at screens being generally miserable as they compare their life/looks against others on social media. Get on with the body you were born with, stop being offended and think yourselves lucky as you probably wouldn't have coped growing up in the 70's...Realise how lucky you are :!:.

And don't get me started the PC Brigade.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:53 am

Agree with all of that Andy :) I think most people would. I have asked a few people, that if they could have their time again, would they rather have it now, or back then again, all have chosen back then so far. That says it all really.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:41 am

pbar wrote:Agree with all of that Andy :) I think most people would. I have asked a few people, that if they could have their time again, would they rather have it now, or back then again, all have chosen back then so far. That says it all really.

People of a certain age group will very often agree with each others views, but many are afraid to admit to it now :roll:

Everyone should be entitled to their opinion, but know not everyone will agree.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Caprigear » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:02 am

andyd wrote:
pbar wrote:
andyd wrote:I know the 70's were far from great


Compared to now they were fantastic!

Being a pre teen my experience was good, life hadn't kicked me in the ass yet....

Too much technology now, and everything is easier with credit being forced on people so little respect for what they own, just buy another when it breaks :doh: We looked after things more back then.
Younger people especially looking at screens being generally miserable as they compare their life/looks against others on social media. Get on with the body you were born with, stop being offended and think yourselves lucky as you probably wouldn't have coped growing up in the 70's...Realise how lucky you are :!:.

And don't get me started the PC Brigade.

The seventies were a bloody brilliant time to grow up in, I feel lucky to have lived in that era, pre PC, health & safety. Yes, there were the usual nutters and extremists but nothing on todays scale. Todays world and a huge majority of people inhabiting it really isn't a nice place.
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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:13 am

Caprigear wrote:The seventies were a bloody brilliant time to grow up in, I feel lucky to have lived in that era, pre PC, health & safety. Yes, there were the usual nutters and extremists but nothing on todays scale. Todays world and a huge majority of people inhabiting it really isn't a nice place.


Spot on Martin. Spot on :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Paul G » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:40 am

pbar wrote:
Caprigear wrote:The seventies were a bloody brilliant time to grow up in, I feel lucky to have lived in that era, pre PC, health & safety. Yes, there were the usual nutters and extremists but nothing on todays scale. Todays world and a huge majority of people inhabiting it really isn't a nice place.


Spot on Martin. Spot on :)


I 100% agree. I grew up in the 70's and became a teenager in 1975. Wonderful times. Out with my mates every day on our bicycles, playing footie and cricket in the street and didn't get colour telly until about 1974 - rented from local TV shop as well. Yes, my mates and I were little sods sometimes, ghost knocking neighbours and burning dog turd wrapped in newspapers left on one of them's doorstep after ring the bell! But all of this was reasonably harmless, we didn't know what a drug was and would never even think of being violent or aggresive to anyone. Further, we had respect which is a thing sadly lacking today.

As I'm at home these days caring for mum I've occasionally been watching the re-runs of Minder, The Sweeney and the Professionals and apart from the brilliant cars, everything around in the scenes in a way upsets me as to how things have changed and of how I remember things back then. Life was simpler and more pleasant in general. Apart from getting the cane at school that is!


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