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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

The Lido open air swimming pool when we were kids of around 10 years old the Junior school took us to the local Lido for swimming lessons and we were taught by a woman teacher bawling at us from the side like a Sergeant Major.  We learnt out of fear rather than pleasure. 

Having leant to swim the following summer holidays were spent day in day out at the Lido with gradually getting the nerve to dive off the top board.  Spring board was great fun.  No elf and safety back in those days

It used to be 1 shilling deposit for the locker key and 2d for the half hour swim.  we would walk home with our trunks wrapped in a wet towel and by 4d worth of chips on the walk home.  Simple time

I don't recall going swimming during the skinhead times - probably because of not having a style of swimwear ?

Yes I walked home with a bag of chips too.

I also went swimming in the late 60s and left my stuff in the cubicle. My shoes got nicked. They were probably after the Royals one of my pals had, which he put in the cloakroom (with attendant)
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

The Lido open air swimming pool when we were kids of around 10 years old the Junior school took us to the local Lido for swimming lessons and we were taught by a woman teacher bawling at us from the side like a Sergeant Major.  We learnt out of fear rather than pleasure. 

Having leant to swim the following summer holidays were spent day in day out at the Lido with gradually getting the nerve to dive off the top board.  Spring board was great fun.  No elf and safety back in those days

It used to be 1 shilling deposit for the locker key and 2d for the half hour swim.  we would walk home with our trunks wrapped in a wet towel and by 4d worth of chips on the walk home.  Simple time

I don't recall going swimming during the skinhead times - probably because of not having a style of swimwear ?

Yes I walked home with a bag of chips too.

I also went swimming in the late 60s and left my stuff in the cubicle. My shoes got nicked. They were probably after the Royals one of my pals had, which he put in the cloakroom (with attendant)
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If anybody is in the Shoreditch Area on Thurs.1st of August,come along to the "Horse and Groom" Pub(in Curtain Road, EC2).There is a 60s/70s Soul Night on-but the "Early Doors" Session will be with myself and Mr.Biggs spinning the "Roots of Reggae"-Ska,Rocksteady and early Reggae.This Session will be 5pm to 6:30pm.The rest of the night carries on until 1ish. Free Entry. Come along,there is always a good crowd there.smile.gif

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Yes I walked home with a bag of chips too.

I also went swimming in the late 60s and left my stuff in the cubicle. My shoes got nicked. They were probably after the Royals one of my pals had, which he put in the cloakroom (with attendant)

 

 

Reminds me of a story my dad tells from his days. My dad was a big soulie back in the day as I have mentioned before, but caught on a little too later to be a skinhead ( born 1956 so 69 wouldve been 13 and remembers well...well he wore the gear but never called himself such) but was wearing monkey boots tonics etc. Coming from keighley he said news spread round quick, so when his mate Tim was the first person to buy a pair of royals in that area all the lads heard about it. Tim left them in the local cobblers to have blakeys put on and double souled. Over night the cobblers had a break in, and the only thing missing was Tims shoes biggrin.gif My dad said Tim spent like the next two years walking round, looking at everyones shoes ''I know em when I see em'' Lol !!!

post #13760 of 18398
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Elwood - Yates' Wine Lodge (Blackers) certainly did sell 'draught champagne'.

See the ad in the final 3-seconds.

http://www.ilike.org.uk/2008/04/champagne_on_draught.html

I remember drinking the stuff - surprisingly okay - in the Nineties, too.

Ed, thanks for that link. Pleased to know it wasn't just a line I'd been spun. Sorry I never tried that; wonder if it's still available?

Took me back watching that clip. The film's as old as I am and that's how I remember Blackpool from first visits in very early 1960s. Always wondered what was in those freak shows on the Golden Mile - never allowed in.
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After talking to my dad he opened up some more :

 

He says actually we did call ourselfs skinheads, Tim richmond was 16 when he had his brogues nicked, maybe 15. He says his shoes were a size too big as well, but being the first kid to have a proper saturday job he was always the best dressed and would turn up every other week with a different colour stapress or tonics. He remembers envy of a pair of Purple ones.  I had a crombie with the keighley badge on , some lads had them on with the yorkshire rose. We had fights all the time with the bradford lot who used to come over. One time my parents were away, we decided to have a house party. my sister was 14 and got drunk  on sherry for the first time, so she was puking up everywhere. We were generally having a good time when a load of Bradford lot showed up and crashed the party everything was smashed, my sister hid behind the TV  and I was chased through keighley for three hours. We managed to fight them off , run and tidy up but were given away the next day when the next door neighbours said ''do you know there was 16 scooters revving at 3 oclock this morning outside !'' (contradicts the fact people werent into scooters that much ? Could these have been lads hanging onto Mod ?)

 

He also recalls a infamous 'sam Pig' (not his real name ?)  who had his initials 'S.P' put on the breast pockets of all his Ben shermans. unusual !

 

Edit : last story got wrong.

 

My auntie dated a guy when she was 16 and my dad 14 who had a scooter. His party trick was going to a multi story carpark under the barrier, and spinning it round on its side. It was my dad, who when having a go for the first time, put it through a dry stone wall at the end of the house. completly fucked the scooter and took mirrors off it scrapped all side etc. Took some explaining to my Grandfather (strict catholic ex-police !)

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Ed, thanks for that link. Pleased to know it wasn't just a line I'd been spun. Sorry I never tried that; wonder if it's still available?

Took me back watching that clip. The film's as old as I am and that's how I remember Blackpool from first visits in very early 1960s. Always wondered what was in those freak shows on the Golden Mile - never allowed in.

Jesus christ, look at blackpool back then...when it was safe to go outdoors past 4 o clock.

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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

As an afterthought has the language, slang expressions etc. been covered here?

I did mention some sayings used some months back but no comments were made

 

Greetings were always 'alright' together with 'know what I mean' and 'like' used to be said after everything you said which was cool then - now its just bloody irritating.  Still it was better than the hippies calling everybody 'man' 

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I lived near an open air swimming pool and from 11-15  we spent our school holidays there. After that we all had summer jobs and stopped going. It had a 3m 5m 7.5m and 10m concrete diving board but for safety reasons the 7.5 and 10m were usually closed. The attendants were hardly to be seen but they used to stop us going on the high boards. There were always rumours of deaths from divers who had belly flopped from 10 metres.  When it rained we used to sneak up and jump from the 10m. Afterwards we used to drink Bovril and eat wagonwheels (the big ones). It was a good opportunity to see what our female classmates looked like under there school uniforms.

 

The swimming pool was filled in some years ago because of high maintenance costs. Today the kids hang around the streets looking to score.

 

The West Ham lido was where my mum learned to swim. She was a county standard swimmer but my old man couldn't swim and was scared of the water. A sad day when the Lido shut. Limited opportunities for the kids in Custom House as well now. I think they call it progress.

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MIke, your old man was spot on about the Light/Brown splits - and the added bonus was a good landlord would always put the bitter in first, which was always more than a half a pint (often known as a 'docker's half) and just hand you the bottle of Light/Brown Ale (Courages) - the other variant was a Home Brew split (Georges Home Brew).

If you want to sample the fabled drink visit the White Harte on the Common at Bridgeyate and make sure the balding, bespectacled landlord serves you - he always serves a 'proper' Light Split (mind you it's the only good reason worth visiting the pub - full of poseurs and divorced and desperates).
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

I did mention some sayings used some months back but no comments were made

 

Greetings were always 'alright' together with 'know what I mean' and 'like' used to be said after everything you said which was cool then - now its just bloody irritating.  Still it was better than the hippies calling everybody 'man' 


I still use the term alright as a greeting and I'm glad to say that it is still used by the newspaper boys in my neighbourhood as a good morning greeting.

For girls we used Bird, Sort or Tart/Slag and we even called each other Tart or used the greeting 'alright girls', to each other.

I remember a boss who was about 40 using the 'aggro' term to me as in 'don't give me any aggro' when I was 15. I hated that Hippy Man thing.

We used a lot of rhyming slang but that wasn't particularly our own.

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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

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Greetings were always 'alright' together with 'know what I mean' and 'like' used to be said after everything you said
It took me about 15 yrs to shake that"know what" after every sentence !
It must be a Potteries thing,but everyone was "youth" as opposed to lad or bloke.
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Originally Posted by Sirryacus View Post

Interesting tid bit I never knew that was that was the reason, so the old man would have mixed a pale ale with a mild ale? because he didn't like the taste of a pale ale?,bars will traditionally use a guinness and a harp for a half and half here in the states which would be using the irish definition or you can order a black and tan which is the guinness with a bass, so its either a irish dry stout with a pale ale or an irish dry stout with a pale lager, I don't know why its done in the states none of the brands are really the worst of the worst that they usually use, if someone were doing it for that purpose in the states they would use something more like a a mixture of a good american pale ale with an american adjunct lager or something to that effect but its rarely done as far as I know, I once mixed the rest of my stella with some bottom of the barrel busch and I couldn't finish it.

 

 

 


Ah, another example of how things are called different things in different places, beer seems to be one of them, mild, pale ale, light & bitter, dark & bitter, heavy, as far as i know, have never been widely used in the south west.

 

When i first had a beer with the old man in the 80's, he was still drinking brown splits, half pint of shit quality, cheap bitter, Toby i think pulled by the barmaid and then he poured a half pint bottle of courage brown ale in, he also liked a bottle Newcastle brown, so is very much a brown ale man.

The father in law on the other hand, is a light ale man, light split being his drink.

 

Black & tan, i think here was a stout and bitter, i've never tried one, i remember seeing bottles of Mackinson stout here, so presume that was used

you dont see half pint bottles of ale much now in the chillers here, they seem to be full of brightly coloured things, im not adverse to try them as long as it's a shot, but its usually followed by much face pulling from me.

 

Guiness and dafty Bass, i like the sound of that, i'd wear two pairs of socks if i was going on session drinking it

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Originally Posted by Pressure_Drop View Post

MIke, your old man was spot on about the Light/Brown splits - and the added bonus was a good landlord would always put the bitter in first, which was always more than a half a pint (often known as a 'docker's half) and just hand you the bottle of Light/Brown Ale (Courages) - the other variant was a Home Brew split (Georges Home Brew).

If you want to sample the fabled drink visit the White Harte on the Common at Bridgeyate and make sure the balding, bespectacled landlord serves you - he always serves a 'proper' Light Split (mind you it's the only good reason worth visiting the pub - full of poseurs and divorced and desperates).


I remeber the bottles of courage ales from my bottling up days at the Sandy in Downend, light ale, black/blue writing, brown ale black/light brown writing

Mackinson, Guiness, ponys, Gold label, cherry B, Babycham, Natch, Autumn gold, plus all the usual mixers, was stuff i had to stock up, im sure there were more, buggered if i can remember.

 

I've been to a couple of do's up that there the North, working mans club that still has bottles of Manns brown ale stocked, they do a good brown split,

had some funny looks when i ordered one, nice pint imo, a bit far to go for one on a regular basis thou biggrin.gif

 

Never heard of a Home brew split mate, but i suspect i'd like it

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All this talk about Trainers from our past has me wanting my old favorite the Nike Cortez in nylon white/red.Still available at a reasonable $65.The all leather were the more prestigious but,not as comfortable if I remember correctly (nylon version being much lighter for one,and didn't take as long to break in) Plus I like the small amount of suede.Nice little detail.They smelled great new but that didn't last long.

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