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    • Johnfromstaffs
      Johnfromstaffs replied to the thread Smethwick.
      Good stuff, mate. I was born in St. Chad’s, and my two brothers, all on the same day! Only me left now.
    • Johnfromstaffs
      Johnfromstaffs reacted to Stokkie's post in the thread Smethwick with Appreciate Appreciate.
      Hello, I've mostly been posting about my mom's family who lived in Ladywood, but I lived as a child and young adult in Gladys Road...
    • Johnfromstaffs
      Johnfromstaffs replied to the thread Gone out of fashion.
      By British Bulldog do you mean ”possibly offshore maybe European bovine/canine sentient being of indeterminate gender”?
    • Johnfromstaffs
      Johnfromstaffs replied to the thread Gone out of fashion.
      Worse still if you had to follow your dad in the tin bath after he’d been down the pit for a week!
    • Johnfromstaffs
      Johnfromstaffs replied to the thread Gone out of fashion.
      https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/British_Heat_Resisting_Glass_Co
    • Johnfromstaffs
      Johnfromstaffs reacted to Spargone's post in the thread Gone out of fashion with Appreciate Appreciate.
      Perhaps the fashion that we have moved away from is the white glass with floral patterns? Clear glass Pyrex is still being made, (and...
    • Johnfromstaffs
      Johnfromstaffs reacted to pjmburns's post in the thread Gone out of fashion with Appreciate Appreciate.
      Oh - I must be out of fashion. :D I use my Pyrex dishes. (Well some of them)
    • Johnfromstaffs
      Johnfromstaffs replied to the thread Gone out of fashion.
      Our Pyrex dishes are still in regular use for cooking microwave items that need a lid, and for storage of items in the fridge. I don’t...
    • Johnfromstaffs
      Johnfromstaffs replied to the thread Gone out of fashion.
      Not only the tin bath, but the National Dried Milk tin. There would be one somewhere in most sheds, usually containing an assortment of...
    • Johnfromstaffs
      Johnfromstaffs replied to the thread Gone out of fashion.
      The Pop. Nothing in fashion here!
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    • Johnfromstaffs
      Johnfromstaffs replied to the thread Gone out of fashion.
      I rebuilt a Ford 10hp sidevalve engine for my Ford Popular which had suffered a failure on my way home from work. The scrapyard engine...
    • Johnfromstaffs
      Johnfromstaffs replied to the thread Gone out of fashion.
      Wheatstone Bridge, one of the few things I understood in A-level Physics!
    • Johnfromstaffs
      Johnfromstaffs replied to the thread Gone out of fashion.
      The old joke that goes “I was walking through a cow pasture when my cap blew off, I tried 3 on before I found it.” Seems appropriate...
    • Johnfromstaffs
      Johnfromstaffs replied to the thread Gone out of fashion.
      The biggest problem would be tying a Windsor for someone else, either your mate had very good spatial awareness or he stood behind you...
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      Johnfromstaffs reacted to Brummie a long time ago's post in the thread Gone out of fashion with Appreciate Appreciate.
      Thanks for the memory. When I got married, my best man and mate tied my tie for me and he used a Windsor knot because he said it looked...
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