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Offline janeyanne

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Re: Rag and bone man
« Reply #144 on: Friday 13 August 10 20:11 BST (UK) »
  my dad was a rag & bone man he blew a bugle for years, until he no longer had the puff when he swapped it for a  brass school bell ( annoyed a few nightshift workers i can tell you ) i would go with him every school holiday on the horse and rully  til i was about 9 or 10 . Sadie the horse was so tame i could sit beneath her nose bag while she was eating. I loved every minute of my childhood and all my children still like to hear what a tatters life  was like in the 50s .Bliss for  a kid freedom ,space and fresh air what more could anyone ask ? must remember to get that photo out and change my profile picture .
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Re: Rag and bone man
« Reply #145 on: Friday 13 August 10 20:35 BST (UK) »
Yes I remember the rag and bone man when we used to visit my grandmothers in London, he used to shout "Rag-a-bo!" at least that's what it sounded like.
Also on a Sunday afternoon about 4 the Winkle Man used to come round and it was a great treat for the adults to have some winkles or whelks and the kids had cockles with vinegar on.

Happy memories, great to share them.
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