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Just discovered you and dipped in. What a fantastic site. Congratulations.
I am descended from coal miners of Wigan, and as I look at your photos of them at rest, I marvel at the hardships they would have endured. Our modern complaints pale in comparison.
My mother's family are Whitakers. She said that her family could be traced to the DOOMS DAY BOOK. She has papers showing a family tree. So, this is a neat website to see. To beat it all.... My father's side of the family is French......how ironic.
Agree with the previous correspondants, It has brought back so many happy memories for me as well, I probably wouldn't REALLY want to go back to those days, but life did seem so much simpler and more innocent then...
Thank you so much for creating this site. It has brought back so many memories of my childhood and times.
Just got on to this Web Page. I've got a number of things that may be of interest.
Here is one of them.
This is just an interesting thing that an English friend, Gary Mondon told me recently.
1958 in Great Yarmouth East Anglia England he was14.
He was riding his bike over the bridge over the River Yare.
The Police car pulled up beside him which was a black Vauxhall Velox. (Speed Cops)
The 'copper' wound down his window and said "Hey Sonny, we've clocked you
at 32 MPH in a 30MPH zone". It was dusk at the time so he also asked "where are your lights?"
So young Gary said to the 'copper', 'Next to my Liver" "Right sonney pull over" And he fined Gary 2 Pound 10 shillings for "Speeding" and 2 pound 10 shillings for being "Lippy". It was printed in 'Yarmouth Mercury" as the first "Speeding fine for a push-bike in England" at the time. Gary's dad gave him a good telling off because he had to pay the fine at the Great Yarmouth Townhall, which was then paid back to his dad through his paper round money.
Sincerely Les Woollcott(Gary and I now live in Tasmania, Australia. Been here for years.
What a nostalgic trip I have had and will continue to have on this brilliant site.
People who do not tune in to these pages are missing out on age that could be lost, but will not because of these pages. Brilliant!!!
Can I just say, this is one the best sites I have ever come across for old British ads of yesteryears. Well done and keep up the good work.
Photos are <b>great!</b>
i have got arobertsons minc one token canadian moutie still on the jar can you help
Only a matter of time before I got here.....going to have a good look around.....has anyone ever told you Brian how amazing you are.....stop blushing now!!
Cheers, Lizzie :)
Thanks for publishing the John Elkan advertisement - I now know a little more about the original retailer of my silver watch.The watch is hallmarked 1935 & the dial is signed John Elkan so is concurrent with the ad.
Amazing to see the original advert for clipper stair carpet holders.
Just bought a set off ebay to put some character into my home.
Anyone know a site that shows exactly how to fit these? Still trying to figure whether the two points on the back plate are driven into the tread or not!
Thank you for this record. The Butler musical instrument business was started by my 3x great grandfather George James Butler in Dublin. He made his way to England between 1832 and 1834 where he later set up shop in Covent Garden then Haymarket. The business continued through his son and then grandson, with the last known record for the business in Haymarket being a 1913 telephone directory listing.
Super great romp through fashion history! Love to see more menswear. Great resource!
absolutely absorbing and fascinating collection of heritage pages thank you
Has anyone herd of a bumper for putting on Ronuk floor polish for wooden floors in country houses or large houses as trying to obtain one for a childrens home reunion and the ex boys keep talking about the bumper which was a metal ball on a wooden handle and used in conjunction with a square brush and was approx 12 x 12 with a hole through the centre where the metal ball was placed.
Enjoyed the Nostalgic pictures in particular those of Lambeth. Liked to see more from the Elephant & Castle Area in the 1940's & 50's Even the 60's
Liked the site, so much to see and remember. Posted the link on my blog http://chorltonhistory.blogspot.com/2012/02/little-bit-of-nostalgia.html
Good afternoon from Beech Road