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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 22:04 BST (UK) »
Dick Barton!  Journey into Space!  The Goon Show!  Fabulous every one  ;D

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Ireland, Co Antrim: Kerr; Hollinger; Forsythe; Moore
Ireland, Co Louth: Carson; Leslie
Ireland, Co Kerry: Ferris
Scotland, Perthshire/Glasgow:  Stewart
England, Devon/Cornwall: Ferris, Gasser/Jasser/Jesser, Norman

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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 22:05 BST (UK) »
I got to lick the green shield stamps and put them in the books as a kid. No idea what we ever got with them though :)
North East of England

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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 22:07 BST (UK) »
In the haberdashery department of our local Coop, you gave the sales assistant the money and they put it into a small cylinder with the sales chitty and then put the cylinder into a pipe. Compressed air took the cylinder to an upstairs office (I presume) where some clerk put the correct change into the cylinder and sent it back down to the sales assistant who then gave it to the customer. This system made a lot of hissing and popping noises as you can imagine and as a 6 year old, I was fascinated. I was really disappointed when they dismantled it :'( :'( ;D

This seems such a bizare system, I have wondered if I have imagined it, but I'm sure it really existed - and our divvy number was 125042
Perrins - Manchester and Staffs
Honan - Manchester and Ireland
Hogg - Manchester 19 cent
Anderson - Newcastle mid 19 cent
Boullen - London then Carlisle then Manchester
Comer - Manchester and Galway


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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 22:08 BST (UK) »
In the haberdashery department of our local Coop, you gave the sales assistant the money and they put it into a small cylinder with the sales chitty and then put the cylinder into a pipe. Compressed air took the cylinder to an upstairs office (I presume) where some clerk put the correct change into the cylinder and sent it back down to the sales assistant who then gave it to the customer. This system made a lot of hissing and popping noises as you can imagine and as a 6 year old, I was fascinated. I was really disappointed when they dismantled it :'( :'( ;D

This seems such a bizare system, I have wondered if I have imagined it, but I'm sure it really existed - and our divvy number was 125042

No you didn't imagine it I remember it too!  :D
Ireland, Co Antrim: Kerr; Hollinger; Forsythe; Moore
Ireland, Co Louth: Carson; Leslie
Ireland, Co Kerry: Ferris
Scotland, Perthshire/Glasgow:  Stewart
England, Devon/Cornwall: Ferris, Gasser/Jasser/Jesser, Norman

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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 22:11 BST (UK) »
Thank goodness for that!   :D
Perrins - Manchester and Staffs
Honan - Manchester and Ireland
Hogg - Manchester 19 cent
Anderson - Newcastle mid 19 cent
Boullen - London then Carlisle then Manchester
Comer - Manchester and Galway

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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 22:12 BST (UK) »
Beamish Museum in the North east of England has a working cash cylinder system :)
North East of England

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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 22:12 BST (UK) »
Our telephone at home being a party-line.....and me aged around 5 or 6 picking it up to see if anyone was using it....and then listening in to their conversation!!!
My gran never having a fridge in her life but storing her milk in a sink full of cold water.
The same gran having a spin-dryer that used to "walk" across the kitchen floor leaving a trail of water.
Piano lessons being half a crown - on decimalisation they were 12p.
And green shield stamps - I was sometimes allowed to pick what we were going to get with them.
Our divvy number - 10697 - amazing how you remember these things!

RM :)
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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 22:16 BST (UK) »
Our telephone at home being a party-line.....and me aged around 5 or 6 picking it up to see if anyone was using it....and then listening in to their conversation!!!

RM :)

Oh yes, so did I :o except I was about 12 or 14 :-[ Hee hee ;D
Perrins - Manchester and Staffs
Honan - Manchester and Ireland
Hogg - Manchester 19 cent
Anderson - Newcastle mid 19 cent
Boullen - London then Carlisle then Manchester
Comer - Manchester and Galway

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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 22:19 BST (UK) »
Can you still remember your old telephone number?

Ours was Douglas (you just dialled DOU) 7445 imagine remembering that after 50 years!!  ;)
Ireland, Co Antrim: Kerr; Hollinger; Forsythe; Moore
Ireland, Co Louth: Carson; Leslie
Ireland, Co Kerry: Ferris
Scotland, Perthshire/Glasgow:  Stewart
England, Devon/Cornwall: Ferris, Gasser/Jasser/Jesser, Norman