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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Fri May 12, 2017 11:22 am

pbar wrote:Road workers can't seem to manage these days without portaloos, cabins, supervisor offices, and a myriad of equipment. But for years, they coped perfectly well, with just this!

Come on Paul, they had mod con's too, there's a deckchair, billy can & a bucket to pee in inside that tent ;)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri May 12, 2017 8:31 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:Come on Paul, they had mod con's too, there's a deckchair, billy can & a bucket to pee in inside that tent ;)


Sounds like my garage Rob!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri May 26, 2017 6:21 am

These used to be great fun, shame they changed them. You could separate the two and fire the ring with the other part, those things would fly! And then celebrate your achievement with a good drink.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Fri May 26, 2017 7:36 am

pbar wrote:These used to be great fun, shame they changed them. You could separate the two and fire the ring with the other part, those things would fly! And then celebrate your achievement with a good drink.

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IIRC they got changed to help with litter problem......If you didn't drop it in the can, you usually threw it somewhere if you were outdoors.

They were good for firing at people :D Imagine doing it now.......

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Major_Tom » Fri May 26, 2017 9:00 am

You can still fire the ring pulls at people - rotate them through 180 degrees, aim, push and PINK! Off they go.
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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri May 26, 2017 9:45 am

Now I really need to try that!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Fri May 26, 2017 3:02 pm

Remember this Album Paul https://heavymetaloverload.files.wordpr ... dfront.jpg

35 years old, recorded May 1982. Fantastic live album.......Just listening to it on Youtube :guitar: :guitar: :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Tue May 30, 2017 6:05 am

Oh yes, and what a group. They have made some great albums, and still going strong.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Tue May 30, 2017 7:03 am

pbar wrote:Oh yes, and what a group. They have made some great albums, and still going strong.

:agree:
Equally as good as or better than many other bands of the NWOBHM, but never got the same recognition :headscratch:

Saw them support Motorhead several years ago in Exeter, that ticket was value for money :guitar: :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Tue May 30, 2017 7:21 am

andyd wrote:I read loads of the Commando books


I saw these whilst browsing in a local vintage emporium the other day -

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Tue May 30, 2017 7:51 am

pbar wrote:
andyd wrote:I read loads of the Commando books


I saw these whilst browsing in a local vintage emporium the other day -

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Good find. That was pretty much all I read as a boy :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Wed May 31, 2017 9:46 am

Whilst digging out for a garage extension I found this. Not sure how long it's been there but the ground has been untouched for several decades. I think it is one of those small school milk bottles. School milk, remember that! Even has the top still on, although it has been punctured from the straw I assume.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Wed May 31, 2017 9:54 am

pbar wrote:Whilst digging out for a garage extension I found this. Not sure how long it's been there but the ground has been untouched for several decades. I think it is one of those small school milk bottles. School milk, remember that! Even has the top still on, although it has been punctured from the straw I assume.

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WOW! I remember drinking these at Primary School, so pre Summer 1978.......Warm milk, Yuk :lol:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Wed May 31, 2017 10:24 am

Couldn't believe it when I found that :)

I remember loads of kids trying to get out of having to have it.
Some would even have a letter from their parents.
The 'hard' kids used to drink it without the straw!
Used to be delivered in a crate, and left in the classroom.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Wed May 31, 2017 10:33 am

pbar wrote:Couldn't believe it when I found that :)

I remember loads of kids trying to get out of having to have it.
Some would even have a letter from their parents.
The 'hard' kids used to drink it without the straw!
Used to be delivered in a crate, and left in the classroom.

Awwww, Bless 'Em :) https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/or ... ccd2ae.jpg

Something made me think of these bottles recently :?

IIRC ours were left in crates in the Playground next to the wall of the school.

I think I usually had a straw :whistle: :lol:

Hope you keep it :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Wed May 31, 2017 10:44 am

I bet that's you in the naughty corner at the back :)

Yes it will be kept. Took a while to clean all the soil from it, had to be careful with the foil on the top, although delicate I can't believe it lasted all those years.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Wed May 31, 2017 10:47 am

pbar wrote:I bet that's you in the naughty corner at the back :)

Yes it will be kept. Took a while to clean all the soil from it, had to be careful with the foil on the top, although delicate I can't believe it lasted all those years.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

That may be a birds beak hole in the top....Sods were always pecking them :doh:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Wed May 31, 2017 10:51 am

That's a good point Andy, they did do that! I like the fact that it's just an ordinary silver foil top. No colours, no stripes, not semi, full, eco, low fat, slimfast, green, gold or red top. It was either milk or it wasn't :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Wed May 31, 2017 10:56 am

pbar wrote:That's a good point Andy, they did do that! I like the fact that it's just an ordinary silver foil top. No colours, no stripes, not semi, full, eco, low fat, slimfast, green, gold or red top. It was either milk or it wasn't :)

We agree http://images.eil.com/large_image/BENNY ... 218404.jpg

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Wed May 31, 2017 11:01 am

Classic :) Even the novelty records back then were more memorable.


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