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    On Sunday evening we were presented with a new comedy show from the UK, it was called IQ with Stephen Fry as host, what an absolute beauty it got back to basic quick witted comedy that I find so entertaining I hope the standard keeps up for the rest of the shows, all of the panel were first class with one that brought back hilarious memories from yesteryear Pam Ayres I just love that woman and her accent

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5P5BM23uUU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk Henries View Post
    . . . also loved cinnamon raisin bread which was delivered too. Hmmmmm
    In the early 50's in my neighborhood, a paneled truck would come around on a daily basis ... Helm's Bakery ... delivering fresh baked breads to customers. The back of the truck had drawers with scrumptious donuts and pastries, including hot cinnamon raisin bread. Customers would signal the truck to stop by placing the company placard in their front window.

    The company went out of business in the late 60's ... shoved out by competition from grocery stores that also baked their good daily.
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    My memories from the 1930s-40s. The closest shops were about half a mile away, and tended to be a bit more expensive and with less variety than the shops in the main shopping area about a mile away. Nearest bus stop was also half a mile away, so we mostly walked, as it is a hilly area cycling was not usually worth doing (single speed gears nothing fancy). I walked 3/4 mile each way to and from school and came home for dinner from age 4 to age 10. After that I went to the Grammar school in Poole about 3 miles away, cycled in fine weather, otherwise walked a mile to the bus stop, the service from the nearest stop did not go to Poole.

    Dad had a motrocycle with sidecar, but for most of WW2 was unable to get petrol so had to cycle to work.





    This type of bike was used by the local butcher, dad would drop an order in on his way to work which the butcher's "boy" would then deliver, refrigerators were only just starting to appear in homes so meat was bought for a day or two at a time. Same type of bike was also used by the grocer, mum would place the order usually on a thursday for delivery on friday or saturday by the grocers "boy". We didn't have our first phone until about 1947, so orders were placed in person or occasionally by post! School leaving age then was 14in UK





    Horse drawn carts like these were used for daily deliveries (except sunday!) by the milkman/dairy and baker; they would come to the back door with a basket of whatever they had on offer and knowing the customers likes and dislikes. (tradesmen never used the front door, that was for visitors.)

    We also kept an eye peeled for what the horses would sometimes leave behind, good for dad's roses!!
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    I think QI is great, I really like Pam Ayres, she is very clever and funny.

    That bakery truck Krummhorm sounds great, I would love one to come round my way.

    I remember bikes like that Mike, when I was at boarding school the milk come round on a horse and cart. It is good to hear everyone's memories.


    Margaret

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    We had coal delivered via horse and cart, I think it came pre bagged in 1cwt sacks which the coal man hoisted onto his back and emptied into the Coal Cellar.
    I also walked to school [no obese kids in those days] I cycled to work (7 miles each way)for a couple of years until I could afford a motorbike a Frances Barnett 2 stroke either 97 or 125cc I just cant remember

    Margaret Is IQ still running in the UK ?

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    Hi JHC,

    Yes it is still running in the UK, it is so funny. here is a bit of it with Pam Ayres.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZEQx45wCWI


    Margaret

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    Thanks Margaret, that clip is from the 1st show which was on our TV, who is the joker with the ear muffs?? he is very good.

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    Hi glad you liked it, the joker with the ear muffs is this guy Johnny Vegas.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Vegas


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    I loved the horse and carts that used to deliver just about everything during my youth. (Yeah I'm that old).
    We kept a special shovel to collect what came naturally (with strong competition), and our leeks won prizes.
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    I lived in a small village in Wales and the milkman came round in a horse drawn chariot and ladled the milk out of a churn into jugs provided by the women. We had gas street lamps which were switched on and of by a lamplighter.

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    Another Sheep shagger eh You must indeed be very old,\.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.H.C. View Post
    Another Sheep shagger eh You must indeed be very old,\.

    Got to admit I have never tried it. Too many pretty young girls around at the time. Mind you, since then I have tried frog f.......

    My age? 12 years. At least mentally. I intend to live long enough to educate my grandchildren into appreciating jazz.

    teddy

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    I remember a time when you could just open up the doors and
    windows to let fresh air in through screens and not worry that
    someone would come in and harm you unlike nowdays. We didn't
    worry about germs like people do now either. Food tasted a
    lot better because there weren't additives in it and some of it
    was home raised.
    judy tooley

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    Judy
    Your mention of germs reminded me of something our Doctor used to advocate. He always used to say that if you had a cut or graze bathe it in the sea (we were only twenty feet from the shore where we lived). The salt and iodine would always heal it quickly. Imagine doing that now. You would probably catch something life
    threatening.

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    I also remember a time when there wasn't an expiration date on
    a bottle of medicine or a bar code. Some of it like asprin or
    rubbing alchohol would sit on the shelf for a long time if not
    years. A jar of Vicks vapor rub would be old but I'd still use
    it under my nose to open it up and it still worked. I remember
    when soda was sweetened with sugar instead of corn syrup.
    It sure tasted better.
    judy tooley

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