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Re: When I was a kid [Re: Neptune] #656735
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Originally Posted by Neptune
School books covered in wallpaper

That is a very old way of preserving books.
A while ago whilst taking some photos for a National Trust conservator, we came across a book dated early 1400s and it had been covered with a mediaeval parchment manuscript to protect the cover. What goes around comes around.


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Re: When I was a kid [Re: lowebird] #656737
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Originally Posted by lowebird
All these are very amusing but am I the only one to look back and feel a bit sad for all the great times we had which todays children will never be able nor probably allowed to enjoy.


Don't worry - for the last five weeks my street has been full of kids bombing up and down on bikes and scooters - screaming, shouting, laughing and waterbombs (and a few eggs) being flung left, right and centre. A couple have walked past clutching a set of fishing rods.for a days adventure down the lakes.

As I've been tinkering, I've had a few come and chat and show a genuine interest in what I'm doing (and done a few quick bike repars for them).

Kids are still being kids smile smile


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Re: When I was a kid [Re: PhilRoyle] #656741
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Originally Posted by PhilRoyle
In winter sledging down the hills - had to be careful as barbed wire fence at the bottom/
With the old back to back houses with outside toilets with a "sneck" latch we would wait until dark, put a drawing pin on the latch and then find dog poo and cover the drawing pin with it. Out would come the old fellers after the pub, go out for a final relief before bed, stick their thumb on the pin and then instinctively suck it. Two cries of "OW! and Urgh" in quick succession swear. Happy days! ooo


You horrible little scrote - thats disgusting. I remeber doing something similar on mischief night but we used failed bonfire night toffee not dog sh1t. . And maybe a 2d banger tied to the door handle.

Re: When I was a kid [Re: lowebird] #656758
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Originally Posted by KEVFITZ
I blame my Chopper for most of my shenanigans in my former life.

Whoops sorry...wrong Forum..wrong Thread !!!
Thats why I deliberately put the Make on the front of the model!

Originally Posted by lowebird
All these are very amusing but am I the only one to look back and feel a bit sad for all the great times we had which todays children will never be able nor probably allowed to enjoy.


I heard a teacher describe it as "compressed innocence" on the radio the other day. The simple pleasures now break at five and then the sochul medier just layers on the freak show. It felt like a good description.

I think the worst thing I am ever going to admit to was cementing a couple of garden gnomes to the corners of a house as suspect gargoyles whilst someone was away on holiday. The rest is staying out of print.


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: When I was a kid [Re: lowebird] #656767
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Originally Posted by lowebird
All these are very amusing but am I the only one to look back and feel a bit sad for all the great times we had which todays children will never be able nor probably allowed to enjoy.


I don't think so, different times different generations. In 50 years time the kids of today will probably look back on their youth as the "good old days"
They will look back and laugh at cars, planes, computers and phones as they press their imbedded nano chip have a face to face meeting with a hologram then teleport around the solar system.

Re: When I was a kid [Re: Fus969] #656773
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Re: When I was a kid [Re: Neptune] #656777
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My uncle undertook some pretty adventurous DIY in the 60's and me & my brother were usually the willing child labour, on roofs, up chimneys, felling trees, crawling under floors pulling cables through, were learnt loads & it toughened you up

He'd recently moved into a new (old run down) house and discovered a massive wasps nest at the bottom of the garden, so we fashioned a copper pipe into a flamethrower, fitted it to the old garden hose, I was then sent down the garden to 'shove it up the blighters' whilst the other end was connected to the house 'town' gas, the rest is a bit of a blurr, apart from the huge boom and thousands of angry hot wasps, all three of us got a right bo11ocking off my auntie

But the next weekend we were back there helping melt lead in an open pot to cast some keel weights for uncles latest project, happy days


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Re: When I was a kid [Re: Neptune] #656801
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I'll just leave this here..

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Re: When I was a kid [Re: Alistair] #656802
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Originally Posted by Alistair
Raleigh Chopper. (never had one but made a radical one later on)
Cassette decks with piano key controls and a mono speaker
FM being the latest technical advance to come to radios
Scalextric without wild trick sections that you could actually race on
Actually playing sports with the aid of my feet a real ball and some grass instead of a plastic controller and opposable thumbs
Having the choice of about 7 types of running shoe, nearly all black or white in colour





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1994 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: When I was a kid [Re: Neptune] #656804
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Takes me back - mate of mine attempted to rob the tills at KwikSave armed with a toffee hammer. He pegged it out the door will his ill gotten gains, but then saw another mutual friend and stopped to have a chat so got knicked very quickly smile smile


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