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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:31 am
by kiwi
When playtime wasn't ruled by 'elf and safety: :lol:
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"Boy did we have fun"

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:06 am
by kiwi
Remember when the ice cream lady walked down the cinema aisle in the interval to sell ice cream tubs and refreshments from her little tray. Nostalgic!.jpg
Remember when the ice cream lady walked down the cinema aisle in the interval to sell ice cream tubs and refreshments from her little tray. (Nostalgic!)
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Fish & Chips. Still here but does not taste so good? Look at those salt pots, much better than those twisty things you have to-day?

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:29 am
by kiwi
London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down! London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady!”..jpg
London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down! London bridge is falling down my fair lady!.
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Game? two balls against the wall,I remember it but what was it called?

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:09 am
by kiwi
Usherette Cinema The Pictures.jpg
Usherette Cinema The Pictures.j
The Shrimp and Winkle man, on a Sunday afternoon, cockles, winkles & shrimps, were a must for tea, I loved the shrimps. Maybe not a Bermondsey location but it’s a memory..jpg
The Shrimp and Winkle man, on a Sunday afternoon, cockles, winkles & shrimps, were a must for tea, I loved the shrimps. Maybe not a Bermondsey location?? but it’s a memory.

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:36 am
by kiwi
Who remembers Nitty Nora? 1937.
The Hair Cleansing and Disinfecting Station at Bermondsey (1937) was kept busy de-lousing children on a regular basis. Durbac soap or Lysol were used to kill the eggs and the children, were subjected to the misery of sitting over a newspaper for an hour or more while their hair was methodically checked through with a fine-toothed ‘nit comb’.
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Would this have been the Solarium, Grange Road?

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:09 am
by kiwi
Cap Gun. You put a roll of caps in & pulled the trigger. It sounded and looked real... but in those days that was okay. BANG-BANG YOUR DEAD! No I’m not you missed me & that’s when the FIGHT started. :x
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Gene Autry,was his horse called Champion??
:)

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:52 am
by kiwi
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1949

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:51 am
by Begginton
We played a similar game to jacks, with little cubes of what looked like colours, ridges chalk, called aligobs. Not sure of spelling as never seen it in writing.
My dad made a go-cart for my children around 1993 from our very old pram. With a steering mechanism attached with string, the children and friends actually queued to play on it - and this was in posh Surrey!
Brilliant pictures Kiwi.

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:56 pm
by kiwi
Been thinking about them years, early forties onwards, before some of our homes had electricity or other facilities come to that.
What did we do in the evenings (behave yourselves keep it clean ;) ), I can remember the board games like Snakes & Ladders, Ludo, Draughts, Cards, Crayons & Painting books, Nought &Crosses, Hangman with pencil &paper and because we had gaslight the one which I can’t remember the name of, was making images on the wall with our hands this threw shadows on the wall that hopefully looked like animals. During the daytime we had our Football, Cricket, Alley Gobs, and Fag Cards, Yo-Yo’s, Conkers,Marbles, Penny up the Wall. Then we had our go-karts made out of wood with skate wheels or bike wheels, walk for miles to find a hill so you could ride down fast without pushing, for me Dunton Bridge. Making Scooters or Bikes out of pieces you found on the bomb sites. Can you remember the Spud Guns, Caps, which if I remember right we use to put in a little bomb and throw them so they would make a loud bang also Catapults, Bow & Arrows, dig up the putty in the square in Guinness’s Buildings to put on the end of my arrows OK girls I’ve not forgotten you, skipping and the tennis balls up the wall, Hopscotch, What’s the time Mr Wolfe, Simon Said and because I am old and not worried about my street-cred I played all of them, what a relief to get that off my chest after all these years.
Then you’re Dolls and Prams, no way I'm not that truthful. We boys had Cowboys & Indians, us Indians running around with one finger in our mouths whooping like hell and the so called cowboys going “bang- bang” you’re dead, and that’s when the arguments began. :x
Yes I’m smiling, such hard times but it was my (our) time, happy times, my (our) memories, no one can take that away from me (us)

Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:27 am
by kiwi
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School milk (third of a pint every morning)