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bodger

Things you don't see anymore?

This thread has been prompted by me seeing an old shape Ford Escort go sailing past me. I saw it yesterday and it got me thinking. When I was a young policeman, every other car seemed to be either a Ford Escort or a Cortina.
Not just cars, but what sort of things are rarely ever seen but were plentiful in your youth?
Normesby

Sparrows and white dog dirt.
bodger

Mmmm. I remember there being loads of white dog poop. That is indeed a strange one.  

Massive queues of people waiting at bus stops in the morning to got to work and in the evenings, full buses discharging their worker passengers at the bus stops outside the housing estates. These days, most people seem to go to work by car, or they haven't got a job to go to.
Seabird

Corner shops
Frozen Jubblies
School hats -  compulsory on pain of detention in my day
Women in curlers (worn all day before a night out!)
Milkmen

and just WHY was that dog poo white??  
bodger

A government safety precaution, so that you could see it in the dark perhaps?
MrsWW

I think white dog poo is a result of dogs being fed natural foods (ie, leftovers from the family table) rather than tinned food.  Could be wrong but sure I've read/heard it somewhere.
darkbrowneggs

Fascinating subject,       but its when a dog is fed bones.  

If the poo hangs around a bit some of it washes away, but the crunched up bones which have been though the system remain as "white dog poo"

I also have sparrows for the last few years since a resident pair of ravens and a couple of families of jackdaws have kept the Sparrowhawk away.

Do you all remember the trouble when they introduced seat belts and crash helmets for motorcyclists, let alone the drink driving laws.

What about those bubble gum dispensers, and carved full sized indians outside good quality tobacconists.  And x-ray machines in shoe shops and horse drawn milk floats...... oh now I really am showing my age  ... I think I shall stop.  
horace

I have had the mk1 and 2 escorts mk1 and 3 cortinas mk1 fiesta and mk2 granadas among other cars
sod

Eggs we had a horse drawn milk cart never had indians or the other things but sure remember when they made crash helmets for under 30mph here before it was only on roads over 30mph. Completly took fun out of beach cruising (chick hunting ) and seat belts as we raced cars was no big deal for us. We have in this town 2 Mini utes, morris oxford, Austin A40 rag top, few morris minors and a rag top, Cortinas 1,2,3,4 MK2 Zepher ute plus a few Zepher MK 1,2,3 but we do have museum that has lot of Zephers not far away   When we were in upper Hutt on Monday saw an early Escort station wagon
ruralnaedowell

Men wearing army berets on ancient bicycles with chain guards.
Seabird

Tobacconists (with or without Indians)

They always used to smell lovely, even if you didn't smoke.

Men smoking pipes. When I was young, nearly everyone's dad or grandad smoked a pipe.

Coffee bars with juke boxes
darkbrowneggs

ruralnaedowell wrote:
Men wearing army berets on ancient bicycles with chain guards.


And remember those bikes where their owners had fitted a little petrol engine to help them up the hills?
lizzie44

Ladies in housecoats. My mum always wore a housecoat to do the cleaning. Last time I saw one worn was in a little Welsh village outside Ammanford. Love Lizzie
bodger

Nearly as many hedgehogs squished on the roads.
darkbrowneggs

Men with knotted handkerchiefs on thier heads in the summer
12Bore

Miss World on TV...
sapphire

lizzie44 wrote:
Ladies in housecoats. My mum always wore a housecoat to do the cleaning. Last time I saw one worn was in a little Welsh village outside Ammanford. Love Lizzie


The older ladies still wear them here Lizzie  
bodger

12Bore wrote:
Miss World on TV...


Snooker in black and white.
Juli

bodger wrote:
12Bore wrote:
Miss World on TV...


Snooker in black and white.


Television?  Just had a large radio sitting on the mantlepiece.

Father following the milkman's horse and cart with a bucket and spade - nothing beat Father's rhubarb...

The bottom half of the garden turned into a vegetable and fruit "digging for victory" - and Father, a senior Local Government Officer growing just about everything he could grow, even when he was called up to the army at age 36 he kept it going whenever he was home as he was too old to be in a fighting unit.

You name it, he grew it, but oh how we ended up hating blackcurrants which Mother made into pies and jam jam jam jam.
Mo

Kids playing out...
Juli

Sitting on the kitchen floor with newspaper down and a pile of windfall apples, cutting them up so all the maggots landed up on the newspaper, which then went into the Raeburn in the kitchen to heat the water...
WhatCameFirst

Normesby wrote:
Sparrows and white dog dirt.


I think all the sparrows are in my garden.  We have a huge colony. They've certainly eaten all the apples and are concentrating their efforts on the rest of the garden now.  

Those charity collection boxes in the shape of dogs or injured children.
WhatCameFirst

Mo wrote:
Kids playing out...


We have plenty of those around our way.  

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