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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #45 on: Thursday 23 June 11 11:19 BST (UK) »
And the way people complained when the seat belt law came in and we had to start using them.  Also people drinking and driving and boasting about it.

It was even worse when the brought in the dreaded "Breathalyser" and our local village bobby (a so called friend) tried it out my hubby one night!  :o  

Luckily he never drank more than a pint and only went to the pub for the darts!  ;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 #46 on: Thursday 23 June 11 11:40 BST (UK) »
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the cylinder money tube.

Those pneumatic tubes are used in hospitals for sending samples to the lab (I noticed that this morning while having a blood sample taken).  They also have one in Specsavers for sending things up and downstairs.

I remember horse and cart deliveries - there used to be a milkman, and a coalman using a horse and cart (not the same one!) in Preston, still going in the early '80s.
Also remember walking to school on my own, aged 6 through  thick November fog. which smelled of coal smoke.  Sometimes you could hear the rag and bone man calling " ...' Bone!" spookily in the distance.  And the Circus coming into town once, in Lincoln, with the elephants walking down the street in a line; each one holding the tail of the one in front with its trunk.  I think they came right past our house, but I might be imagining that bit.
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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #47 on: Thursday 23 June 11 12:07 BST (UK) »

Having a waist.

 ;D  ;D  ;D

I was first into computers about the time you had to write your own program and store it on a 5" floppy. My cousin, a few years older than me was a comptomatrist, before computers they used punched cards.
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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #48 on: Thursday 23 June 11 12:19 BST (UK) »
In Glasgow after the war we 'made do' with coal dust bricks made with cement dust (I think!) called coal briquettes and that's exactly what the vendor called as he trailed his horse and cart round the streets, "Coal Briquettes".  :P
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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 #49 on: Thursday 23 June 11 12:52 BST (UK) »
Scotland Yard was Whitehall 12 22

It was actually Whitehall 12 12 :)

Do you remember the "Police Messages" they used to have before the "pips" on the Home Service?  After giving details of where and when an accident occured,  they would say " ... if you witnessed the accident or can give any information, please contact your nearest police station or New Scotland Yard, telephone number Whitehall 1212".

Then there were "SOS messages", also before the pips.  "Would Mr and Mrs Brown from Chelmsford, thought to be touring the Lake District, please contact ...".

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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #50 on: Thursday 23 June 11 12:54 BST (UK) »

I was first into computers about the time you had to write your own program and store it on a 5" floppy.

I remember punched cards, punched tape

In fact I was a nerd and could read the tape by looking at it - use a tool to edit out unwanted lines,

(Should I be admitting to this)

p.s. I also remember 8" floppy disks
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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #51 on: Thursday 23 June 11 14:06 BST (UK) »
I remember when  my local shops, used to open at 8.00/9.00 and shut at 6.00,only the newsagents opened on Sundays,and that was half day closing.

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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #52 on: Thursday 23 June 11 14:15 BST (UK) »
That reminds me - of Wednesday one - half day closing on a Wednesday.   And closed on Sundays and Easter Friday/Good Friday.  And bank holidays as well.



(Why is it called Good Friday  ???)
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Re: What do you remember- seems impossible now
« Reply #53 on: Thursday 23 June 11 14:25 BST (UK) »
Commencing CSE Typewriting in 1973 - typewriters in hidden in desks (similar to Singer treadle sewing machines).  Home keys - a s d f     ;lkj.  I was terrified of using an electric typewriter, then a golf ball.  After that the Olivetti memory machines - first 32k, then (wow!) 64k and daisy wheels! ::)

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