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Greenman
Cumbria
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76 of 322  Thu 13th Sep 2012 9:23pm  
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On 13th Sep 2012 8:12pm, NormK said: Foxcote. The early milk bottles had a cardboard insert in the top didn't they?
Yes they did, and you could either take the top out and drink from the neck (like a man) or push out a small circle in the centre and use a straw (like a girl). Wink I remember that in the winter, when the milk froze, the top lifted and you would end up with anything up to an inch of frozen milk extruded from the neck of the bottle.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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77 of 322  Fri 14th Sep 2012 4:05am  
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Hi Greenman, Wasn't that the creamiest part that lifted above the bottle? Wonder what has happened to the cream these days. Wave Oh my
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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78 of 322  Fri 14th Sep 2012 9:45am  
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It's not the same though is it? I don't know how we have all lived all so long with all the animal fats we must have consumed in our younger days. When I think of all the dripping butties and scratchings from the chippy. Oh my Thumbs up
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Foxcote
Warwick
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79 of 322  Fri 14th Sep 2012 9:52am  
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Personally, I'd rather have a few years knocked off my life than have to suffer SKIMMED MILK Roll eyes
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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80 of 322  Fri 14th Sep 2012 1:30pm  
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Hi Foxcote, Absolutely, I have lived this long on normal milk, why change now? They seem to be 'doctoring' everything these days!!!!! Oh my
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morgana
the secret garden
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81 of 322  Fri 14th Sep 2012 11:44pm  
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So do I Dreamtime, the number one killer is STRESS and they seem to be doing a great job of that, I eat the same foods as I did when I was a kid, cooked dinners, each meal same time daily. Free milk for schools are still available, but delivery has to be paid given milk fee from the EU, it's up to the PTA and head if they want it or not, I recall Birmingham parents were the first to fight and discover instead of the kids getting the milk, the councils were having the money which bought their bills down, the parents won their milk for the kids, some other places followed suit, others didn't know. It was a big thing on the radio, parents were outraged at the councils taking and not informing them the kids could still have free milk.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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82 of 322  Mon 29th Oct 2012 7:11pm  
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For those with Sky - channel 234 (Diverse) is currently showing episodes of : The Lone Ranger Bonanza Dragnet The Lucy Show Worth a visit if you can access it, just to see how tv has progessed over the years Thumbs up
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Old Lincolnian
Coventry
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83 of 322  Mon 29th Oct 2012 7:18pm  
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I was always told that the definition of an intellectual is someone who can hear the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger - needless to say I fail the test Smile
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morgana
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84 of 322  Mon 29th Oct 2012 10:47pm  
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I ll have my rag tag and bobtail Wink as I have not Sad got sky
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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85 of 322  Tue 30th Oct 2012 1:43am  
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On 29th Oct 2012 7:18pm, Old Lincolnian said: I was always told that the definition of an intellectual is someone who can hear the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger - needless to say I fail the test Smile
We used to sing the Lincolnshire Poacher at school, does that ring any bells ? Roll eyes
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dutchman
Spon End
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86 of 322  Tue 30th Oct 2012 2:19am  
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I know it well Dreamtime but for those less fortunate than ourselves, here is an immaculate recording of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=013O6kAa3Yg Edited by member, 16th Aug 2015 12:09 pm
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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87 of 322  Tue 30th Oct 2012 4:50am  
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Oh Dutchman, you are the best, I would kiss you on both cheeks if I was able, but accept my sincere thanks instead. Have not had such a good laugh for ages. Kenneth Williams was definitely a 'one off'. That was better than my old school girls version. Thanks again. Thumbs up
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Old Lincolnian
Coventry
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88 of 322  Tue 30th Oct 2012 12:40pm  
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I once played for a football team that ran out onto the pitch to the Lincolnshire poacher - hardly the song to strike fear into the heart of the opposition Big grin I think that the lyrics to most of Ramblin Syd Rumpos other songs were written by Marty Feldman, another "one-off"
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NormK
bulkington
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89 of 322  Tue 5th Aug 2014 10:24am  
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My favourite way of remembering old Coventry is going back to Leicester Causeway to the house that I was born in, park outside and let my mind drift back to the days when I was a kid. There were two shops that are not there now, one was Coopers wet fish shop and on the other side of the road there was Mrs Lees she sold general provisions, mum would send me with the ration book to get stuff. Then there was the time I hung on to the back of a coal lorry parked at the top by the bridge, I did not think he was going to go that fast and I let go right outside our house, I remember rolling over and over, I didn't break any bones but lost a lot of skin from various parts of me.The coalman had no idea this had happened and turned right into George Eliot Road, if I had hung on a couple more seconds he would have been going slow enough for me to let go without hurting myself. There was great excitement when the breadman came down, we would run up to stroke the horse, mum always said "don't go round the back of the horse". And there were some ladies who would scrub the doorstep every day can you imagine anyone doing that nowadays? We knew where all the apple trees were, and we did a lot of scrumping, one day I had my jumper tucked into my trousers and full of apples when a Policeman on a bike stopped me and escorted me to his police box on the Foleshill Road inside he had a desk with a lift up lid and told me to put all the apples in it, he clipped my ear and said "if I catch you again I will take you to the station". I bet he enjoyed a few apple pies out of them. We was caught actually up a tree in George Eliot Road, the owner said "come down here" we wouldn't at first because we were frightened of what he would do, after a while we came down he took us in his house and took our photograph and said "I know what you look like now so don't come back again, so we gave that one a wide birth. Yes we had some bad times but mostly they were good. Do I like our city? of course I do. Thumbs up Edited by member, 5th Aug 2014 7:28 pm
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Mike H
London Ontario, Canada
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90 of 322  Tue 5th Aug 2014 11:28am  
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Coventry in terms of layout has always compared very well to other towns and cities. The more or less blank canvas that the City planners had and the vision of an easy to access traffic free shopping and business area was envied by many. It wasn't copied because no other city had the blank canvas. Recession hit the city hard, but looking at what is happening now, it is less obvious. So there's a few empty premises kicking around. Isn't there always? It's not until you get displaced to similar sized cities elsewhere that you realize how forward thinking and right the Coventry planners were and still are.

I am proud to have been a part of Coventry and that Coventry was part of my life and that of my family. When people ask me what home was like, I always put in a good word for the UK, Coventry et environ,

It is a unique city in many ways, and that should be embraced, not castigated, so there. Smile

PS. I really must stop looking at Google maps of Coventry. Here I am, marooned in Canada, not able to return home unless I win the lottery, and I get homesick, dammit. Sad

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