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Re: Rag and bone man
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 18 August 05 13:47 BST (UK) »
rag and bone man ..... had no idea what we were talking about. 

"Steptoe and Son"  was all about the rag and bone trade - well vaguely anyway. I'm sure you could get a video for your freind. Mind, watching it now it would be as feeble as " 'allo, 'allo". Funny when it was new, but 20 years down the road .......

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Re: Rag and bone man
« Reply #28 on: Saturday 20 August 05 21:58 BST (UK) »
i remember the Rag and bone man, who came around Alvaston, Derby in the late 60s, he used to shout " Rag and Bone, any old Iron", people used to follow him for the horses do, to put on the garden,  i have seen him recently, as a chap i now know is his Son and although he is in his 80s he still looks the same in his trilby Hat as he did in the 60s, happy memories
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Re: Rag and bone man
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 21 August 05 04:05 BST (UK) »
MaryA,sorry to butt in here,have you been in to Scottie Press?Ithink that Church get's a good write up there,plus lot's more enjoyable stuff.
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Re: Rag and bone man
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 23 August 05 10:15 BST (UK) »
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"Steptoe and Son"  was all about the rag and bone trade - well vaguely anyway. I'm sure you could get a video for your freind. Mind, watching it now it would be as feeble as " 'allo, 'allo". Funny when it was new, but 20 years down the road .......



Hmmm I find Steptoes to be funnier now than they were back in the 70's.  Manybe this is because I understand the jokes now where as a child I didn't.  This is one comedy that will stand the passage of time and shows that clean comedy was and can be the best around

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Re: Rag and bone man
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday 23 August 05 13:50 BST (UK) »
you have stirred up memories now
does anyone remember the pig bins where you put your waste food in
and the pig man would come round to collect it, it used to stink like todays dust carts, but fed the pigs i suppose

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Re: Rag and bone man
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday 23 August 05 14:04 BST (UK) »
made better bacon tho',and you could chew it,you didnt have to inhale it!
much better than the rubbish we get from pig's fed on mushy cardboard,whatever!
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Re: Rag and bone man
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday 23 August 05 15:42 BST (UK) »
MaryA,sorry to butt in here,have you been in to Scottie Press?Ithink that Church get's a good write up there,plus lot's more enjoyable stuff.
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Re: Rag and bone man
« Reply #34 on: Sunday 04 September 05 14:21 BST (UK) »
Yes, rags exchanged for a donkey stone, I too had to do the steps Su,

He did have goldfish, but we never got one.

Bread and dripping, which I never ate, untill I moved to London in the 60s and it came round the office on the tea trolly, so I tried it, to think all the years I had refused it, it was smashing.

We had the pig swill man as well, and every Christmas we got a leg of pork from him in payment for saving the swill.(vegetable  peelings mainly) I think.

And the coal man, and the chimney sweep,

I was going to say happy days, but I am not so sure,


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Re: Rag and bone man
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 07 September 05 13:03 BST (UK) »
Some of the rags were recycled. The resulting cloth was known as Shoddy - hence shoddy goods. They were fine until you wore them out in the rain apparently!
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