Places I remember

Discuss everything related to the Arts, Crafts, Hobbies, Sports, Pets & Vets, Entertainment, TV, etc.

Moderators: godfather, Dreamweaver

User avatar
Betty
Bronze Member
Posts: 1613
Joined: 06 Oct 2013, 06:42
Location: Essex, U.K.

Re: Places I remember

Post by Betty » 31 Aug 2018, 15:30

Dreamweaver wrote:
30 Aug 2018, 19:25
Why didn't someone tell me of Britain's fabulous foods before I visited there? My main impression was the bloody awful coffee, everywhere. I've since learned the whole of Europe suffers from it.

Yes, I remember the sawdust in the butchers' shops, and in Ballarat we had a little man tap tap tapping on a tailor's window too. Or was it a cobbler's window?
Oi! DW nothing wrong with our coffee, coffee shops both in the U.K. and Europe are very popular and serve lovely coffee. :happy-sunshine:
A rose by any other name...............

User avatar
Betty
Bronze Member
Posts: 1613
Joined: 06 Oct 2013, 06:42
Location: Essex, U.K.

Re: Places I remember

Post by Betty » 31 Aug 2018, 15:34

Apart from the distance I would have to travel, Blackpool has never appealed to me, besides which we have excellent seaside places down here in the South. :icon_biggrin:
A rose by any other name...............

mavisbramston
Bronze Member
Posts: 2157
Joined: 26 Feb 2016, 20:32

Re: Places I remember

Post by mavisbramston » 31 Aug 2018, 16:04

I never had a problem with coffee in UK or in Holland.

mavisbramston
Bronze Member
Posts: 2157
Joined: 26 Feb 2016, 20:32

Re: Places I remember

Post by mavisbramston » 31 Aug 2018, 16:06

Want to buy one perrorist?

User avatar
Perrorist
Administrator
Posts: 4241
Joined: 17 Sep 2008, 12:36
Location: Tumbi Umbi, Central Coast, NSW
Contact:

Re: Places I remember

Post by Perrorist » 31 Aug 2018, 20:27


User avatar
lynny
Diamond Member
Posts: 64817
Joined: 30 Sep 2005, 17:15
Location: Hobart Tasmania

Re: Places I remember

Post by lynny » 31 Aug 2018, 21:49

Cod n chips and a pot of tea for one please! Total 3s 7d

Bargain! :icon_biggrin:

User avatar
Pamela
Posts: 543
Joined: 06 Jul 2013, 21:26

Re: Places I remember

Post by Pamela » 01 Sep 2018, 01:10

lynny wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 11:57
mavisbramston wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 10:49
Lynny. What was a kiss me quick hat?
:lol: it was an 'at with 'Kiss Me Quick' written on it. :lol:

You might call it an open invitation to the lads! Like I said, it was the sixties.
Here's my nanny and her mates on a day trip to Blackpool, 1950s. They didn't have Kiss me Quick hats but Cheeky Charlie and Weary Willie ones. :lol:

My nanny is the one with the 30 mph sign behind her head. At least she is smiling unlike the ladies to the right of her who look quite miserable. :icon-mrgreen:

Image

User avatar
lynny
Diamond Member
Posts: 64817
Joined: 30 Sep 2005, 17:15
Location: Hobart Tasmania

Re: Places I remember

Post by lynny » 01 Sep 2018, 08:34

:lol:
Such lovely hats, lovely ladies and one lucky chap Pamela.
What a great photo!

It always amazes me how many clothes they wore on the sand in those good old days.
And the knotted hanky on the head. Where did that idea come from I wonder?
And who on earth invented the deckchair ?

mavisbramston
Bronze Member
Posts: 2157
Joined: 26 Feb 2016, 20:32

Re: Places I remember

Post by mavisbramston » 01 Sep 2018, 09:05

I am loving these posts everyone.

Who remembers St Moritz ice skating Rink St Kilda?

User avatar
Tedwalker
Bronze Member
Posts: 1386
Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 13:35
Location: Brisbane area

Re: Places I remember

Post by Tedwalker » 07 Sep 2018, 13:38

I remember the old Brighton hotel (Brighton in Brisbane).
It was a small wooden building, and the wooden floor was always covered with cigarette boxes and match boxes and used matches etc.
It was hardly hygenic, but nostalgic.
There is now a large modern building in its place.

Post Reply