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sweetdexter

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  1. It must have been late 40,s or early 50’s,the was a barbers at the Lepping’s Lane end of Wednesday’s ground.One of the barbers was a female who used a taper to singe the hair
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    Plants common barnsley

    I did mean Platts Common,my mistake. the reason I ask is I know of a Platts family from Barnsley and I wondered if there was any connections
  3. Anyone know how it got it’s name?
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    remington avenue parson cross residents

    These names seem to ring a bell with me. I went to Colley School 50-54 and they could have been classmates
  5. I cannot remember when substitutes were allowed
  6. Towards the latter end of WW11 when petrol was scarce some dust bin lorries were run by steam I remember seeing one on Dutton Rd,what sticks in my memory is the huge chain underneath and the fire box
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    Phrase from the past “Save us core”

    Yes,recently brought to mind when I watched my grandkids eating apples,barely consuming half the apple before it was d disgarded
  8. What does the phrase “save us core” evoke in older forumers?
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    Have you heard of these sayings ?

    Without rereading all the posts I wonder if the word 'Rammell' or Trammell' has been brought op. I think it was Rammell my other used to use meaning junk,garbage.
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    School Clinic 1950s

    I went there to have a tooth pulled must be late 40,s. I was given gas
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    Looking for help to claim a U.K. pension

    If you get your pension you will get increases tied to the U.K. System For some reason in Canada it is frozen at the rate you fist get I have been getting it for 13 years and it has never increased It fluctuates with the value of the £ but the £ rate stays the same
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    Hillsborough Barracks

    I was researching an English composer ,I think it was George Butterworth He was stationed at Hillsborough Barracks while serving with the Northumberland Fuseliers
  13. I recently started making bread but it does not smell,taste or have the texture of the bread I remember my grandmother making I seem to remember the yeast was called 'Balm'.It had the texture of firm What's the difference between Balm and the dried yeast of today?
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    Fluffy home made bread secrets..

    I recently started making bread,I use a food processor with a dough hook which takes the hard work out of kneading. The bred does not taste,smell, or have the texture of the bread my grandmother made If I remember correctly the yeast in the old days was the texture of firm tofu and was called balm.Does anyone else have the same recollection ?
  15. I can also remember when this was done,sounds gross but I don't think The babies cared
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