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Recent content by maypolebaz

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    disgusting food

    "Putu" is the sound you make as you spit it out !
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    sayings

    "Duck" I remember it was in use when I was a junior Brummie. However Stoke use it a lot.
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    disgusting food

    Waitrose sell it !
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    Homeguard

    I'm pretty sure there's a photo on this thread showing a group of HG men waiting on a railway platform. They're wearing gaiters, some blancoed, some blackened.
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    sayings

    A couple of additions, if I may....... "I've seen more meat on a chicken's lip". "I've seen more meat on a bone handled knife". One I always thought cruel, calling a skinny girl "Sparralegs".
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    disgusting food

    My wife grew up on a farm in a little town, which sits on the Cheshire/Staffordshire border, called Alsager. She talks about her uncle who used to eat Pobs. I must say, I'd never heard of them.
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    Storm Dennis

    I spent a lot of time in KH around the same time too. I can't believe the place has flooded like that. (Some of those motorists were in danger of drowning their engines !)
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    Storm Dennis

    I notice on FB there's a video of the river in Llangollen, looking like it's about to burst its banks. At times like these I'm glad I don't live too close to a river.
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    Birmingham butchers retail.

    Remember the smell of the sawdust, wonderful !
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    sayings

    My late first wife was from Denbigh and she always said "sailor's warning".
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    Money!!!! - before decimalisation! Info needed please!

    When left the army, in '68, I started work on the buses. I got into a hell of a mess with the money, I had been in Germany for three years and was used to metric currency so trying to get back to the medieval LSD was almost impossible.
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    Sayings, legends and customs.

    "All round the Wrekin" is used here in South Cheshire too. We apply it to something that is un necessarily long - winded.
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    Sayings, legends and customs.

    I remember, if someone told you to do something and you felt inclined to refuse, the standard reply would be, "I would if I could but I can't, so I woont".
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    sayings

    I have'nt looked into it but there was a type of bottle, produced in Victorian times, by a firm called Cod. (The torpedo shaped one, with a glass ball in the neck).
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    maypole berkeley precinct

    Clearly the place had become an eyesore ! Remarkable to think that the area used to be part of the grounds of the Maypole pub.
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