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17 hours ago, MEC176 said:

................ y his parents use to say,

"Here come's John Willy hat band " no idea what it refered to.

May well have been a corruption of, or connected to:

 

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"Never trust a man with a beard but no moustache"

 

My mother, who'd have been 100 yesterday.

Reason for the saying?

No idea.

 

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Hello, thanks for that Enntee, looked a bit more in to it,

RARE GEORGE FORMBY SENIOR 78 " JOHN WILLIE'S RAGTIME BAND

Old time musical like  City Varieties Music Hall Leeds,

 

There was nobody musical in my family.

 

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One thing my Grandmother used to say when I was a child still puzzles me.

 

I was always asking questions, and she used to say " he wants to know the bottom end of Maggs trumpet " 

 

Any ideas?

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2 hours ago, Gormenghast said:

One thing my Grandmother used to say when I was a child still puzzles me.

 

I was always asking questions, and she used to say " he wants to know the bottom end of Maggs trumpet " 

 

Any ideas?

Not familiar with the whole of that saying, but would guess that it was originally a "ragman's trumpet"

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My wife; "Never trust anyone, especially a bloke, with two mobiles." 

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54 minutes ago, Baron99 said:

My wife; "Never trust anyone, especially a bloke, with two mobiles." 

What with your wife and my mother, any bloke with a beard, no 'tache, and more than one mobile is on to a loser!

 

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They used to say never trust a Woman who wears a hat,  Oh yes that would work, years ago all nurses, Matrons ect wore hats,  that wouldn,t be good not trusting them, :hihi: anyhow 99% of women wore hats back in the day and plenty wear hats today, so where did that saying come from.:huh:

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my mother would send me out to the milkman for a pint of  "grey day"  milk it was several years before I realised what it was.

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54 minutes ago, davyboy said:

my mother would send me out to the milkman for a pint of  "grey day"  milk it was several years before I realised what it was.

What is it??🤔

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2 hours ago, Rollypolly said:

What is it??🤔

"Grade A"

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