Author Topic: What do you remember- seems impossible now  (Read 76314 times)

Offline KGarrad

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 23,994
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 22:20 BST (UK) »
There were also some pink ones - weren't there??

S&H Stamps I believe?
Sperry & Hutchinson were an American stamp company.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

Offline rosiemagic

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 74
    • View Profile
Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 22:21 BST (UK) »
Our telephone number was 4865......how on earth have I remembered that!!!

RM
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Mears in Warwickshire
Sutton in Warwickshire and London (mainly St Pancras area)
Taylor in Worcestershire and Warwickshire
Clark(e) in Warwickshire
Lockington in England and Australia

Offline stonechat

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,637
    • View Profile
Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 22:21 BST (UK) »
Scotland Yard was Whitehall 12 22

And  I do remember those cylinders that would send invoices up tothe office and back again
Douglas, Varnden, Joy(i)ce Surrey, Clarke Northants/Hunts, Pullen Worcs/Herefords, Holmes Birmingham/USA/Canada/Australia, Jackson Cheshire/Yorkshire, Lomas Cheshire, Lee Yorkshire, Cocks Lancashire, Leah Cheshire, Cook Yorkshire, Catlow Lancashire
See my website http://www.cotswan.com


Offline alpinecottage

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,110
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 22:24 BST (UK) »
Can you still remember your old telephone number?

Ours was Douglas (you just dialled DOU) 7445 imagine remembering that after 50 years!!  ;)

HEA (for Heaton Moor) 3753

And our first car number plate was 1606 NB.....but I don't know what my present car reg is  ::)
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

Offline youngtug

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 4,047
    • View Profile
Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 23:09 BST (UK) »
Water from the well, and having to remember to keep a pint to prime the pump, otherwise it wouldn't pump. Outside loo's, galvanized metal bath's hanging on the wall, gas lamps and oil lamps, remember the mantles, one touch and it was ruined. Writing on a slate at school. The first taste of honey, still in the comb, bliss. ;D
.http://www.rootschat.com/links/05q2/   
  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
ARDEN.
PINEGAR-COLLIER-HUGHES-JEFFERIES-HUNT-MOSS-FRY

Offline Just Kia

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,933
  • RIP Grandma 17/01/1923-27/06/2012
    • View Profile
Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 23:27 BST (UK) »
Grandma and Granddad have lived in their house since it was built c1950 and still have the same telephone number - only now the first 2 digits are part of the number rather than the code.

Great Granddad (over here on the left) was the man in the village with the battery charger, and is noted on the map (drawn by Granddad) showing the village as it was 1935/36. It also includes the post office, village pump, pig killer, sheep shearer, 2 butchers, cobbler, the seed shop, cycle repair shed, bee keeper, fish & chip shop, public toilets, abbatoir, 2 public houses and a working men's club.
There were many more facilities then than there are now even though the village has expanded significantly.
WIMBUSH - Everywhere :: MARLOW/JECOCK/JUSTICE - Northamptonshire/Warwickshire/Oxfordshire :: SCALES/BRIDGES/ENGLISH/SPINK/PETCH/GOOCH/COCKSEDGE - Suffolk :: GARRETT/GIBBS/FEARN - Warwickshire :: DEVOS - Scotland (Aberdeen)/France(Dunkerque) :: MURRAY - Ireland(Down)/Scotland(Lochs) :: TIGHE/TREACY - Cork

Stanley Charles SCALES b.1899 - Where are you?    ***   

Offline millymcb

  • Global Moderator
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • ********
  • Posts: 4,079
    • View Profile
Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 23:30 BST (UK) »
We've still got some of the glass tumblers we bought with a few books of Greensheild stamps in the early 70s. And some china mugs.   ;D

We had big sticking nights - books of Greensheild stamps that Dad got with his petrol - and blue Coop stamps that mum got with the shopping.

I told a class of sixth form students that we didn't have videos when I was their age - and asked what they thought whe did when we had to go out when our favourite programme was on TV.  The look of horror on their faces when they realised you just had to miss the programme!!

Even in the 70s my grandmother still had her outside toilet. And the coalman would deliver big sacks of coal on a horse drawn cart. And there was a man who used to come door to door with a grinder to sharpen knives.
 
Milly
McBride (Monaghan, Manchester), Derbyshire (Bollington,Cheshire), Knight (Newcastle,Staffs), Smith (Chorley, Lancs & Ireland), Tipladay (Manchester & Yorkshire) ,Steadman (Madeley,Shropshire), Steele (Manchester,Glasgow), Parkinson (Wigan, Lancashire), Lovatt, Cornes & Turner (Staffs) Stott (Oldham, Lancs). All ended up Ardwick, Manchester
Census info is Crown Copyright http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline youngtug

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 4,047
    • View Profile
Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 23:41 BST (UK) »
A weston master is what I saved up the greenshield stamps for, who uses a light meter now?
.http://www.rootschat.com/links/05q2/   
  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
ARDEN.
PINEGAR-COLLIER-HUGHES-JEFFERIES-HUNT-MOSS-FRY

Offline Seoras

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 5,235
  • GG gf Robert. Born Ireland 1865. Died USA 1941.
    • View Profile
Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 23 June 11 01:14 BST (UK) »
Lighting a fire before I went out to do my morning paper round and then going to school.One of my folks still has an open fire but with central heating back up.I still prefer real flames though.
SCOTLAND: Wardlaw Steen/Stein Tweedie McBride McEwan Pate/Peat Brown Somerville Bishop Farier/Ferrier Wood  Torrance Gibb Ross Dunlop Downs Richardson Ramsey Story Snaddon/Sneddon Auld Allan McLean McInnes Mason Law Lawson Kerr Cockburn Christie Ballingall Wardrope Weir Wallace Scott.
IRELAND: Welsh Clifford Lee Allingham Keane Dale Robinson Greer McVey Bingham Skelton Carson Broomfield Clark McEwan/McKeown McCreary McLaughlan.
YORKSHIRE: Cudworth Smith Cope Coulton Hainsworth