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Has anyone herd of a bumper for putting on Ronuk floor polish for wooden floors in country houses or large houses as trying to obtain one for a childrens home reunion and the ex boys keep talking about the bumper which was a metal ball on a wooden handle and used in conjunction with a square brush and was approx 12 x 12 with a hole through the centre where the metal ball was placed.
Enjoyed the Nostalgic pictures in particular those of Lambeth. Liked to see more from the Elephant & Castle Area in the 1940's & 50's Even the 60's
Liked the site, so much to see and remember. Posted the link on my blog http://chorltonhistory.blogspot.com/2012/02/little-bit-of-nostalgia.html
Good afternoon from Beech Road
This picture is very nostalgic for me. I was in secondary school from 1948 to 1955. At that time the rule for P.E. was very thin white shorts and NOTHING else. Thus we boys (it was a boys only school) were effectively naked. Most of us loved it. If shorts were forgotten the rule was: three firm whacks on the seat or do P.E. naked. Most offenders opted for naked although if a boy continally "forgot", a stiff letter was sent to his parents.
I am looking for The Toni Twins as I worked with one of them in the late 60's in Edenbridge, Kent. Can't find anything about them now, only American twins. Anybody out there know anything about them? The lady I worked with at Boots was called Joan.
Good site - I'd forgotten about Zubes -my gran used to suck them all the time!
My inlaws are moving house soon and they came across a 1958 cooks motor coach tour souvenir booklet in mint condition the tour takes in Belgium,Luxembourg,Germany and France, with a week by the Lake of Geneva and includes stickers from all the hotels they stayed at loose in the booklet, a collectable item to somebody out there.
Hello Brian, I'm a researcher and writer, and must say you have an excellent, well designed web-site that is really impressive. I was searching for old Tootal advertisements -and 'bingo' there it was - brilliant!
I will contact you separately. Kind regards John Dann
Thanks for the comment Neil. Not given up, hope to re-write and continue updating as I have loads of material. The only thing I'm lacking at the moment is time! ;)
Great site, love the ads.....
Not updated for a few years i see....have you given up ?
Hello. I am desperate to find an old Rozalex advertisement featuring my father. He was photographed in front of some machine tools & was paid three guineas by the photographer, not realising until he saw the ad in a newspaper, that the photograph had been used by the company. Rozalex have been doing their best to find it, with no luck so far. The ad was featured in newspapers and Engineering magazines between 1965 and 1975. It's Dad's 78th birthday on Christmas Day & we would love to give him a copy. Can you (or anyone else reading this) help in any way? Thank you.
Excellent website, bought back some wonderful memories including the milk & honey biscuits I was looking for. Thank You.
Love the site, been a Teddy Boy since 1980, always stuck in the 50s and thats the way i like it, great site, keep up the good work
My Grandmother was born in Kearsley in 1895 and her father Thomas Latham and her husband grandpop were coal miners as well as many of her Whitley family where miners too. Loved all the pictures but really loved the coal miner's photos it showed how hard their work was. I thought how old some of the men were but then I thought it was there work that made them look so old as many coal miners did not live a long life. I would love to hang the photo of the coal miner pushing the wagon full of coal today on my wall with a quote saying don't wind about your job, look what grandfather did.
Searched for sofono, from an an item on Antiques Road Show and found your site that way, I like it.
THE WONDERFUL PAKAMAC,THERE IS AN ORIGINAL ON THE EBAY SITE,THANKS FOR THIS GREAT SITE.
Wonderful site very useful to me as I do reminiscence and recall work with the elderly.
It also brings back memories of my own childhood.
Re Maureen Whelan.maybe you remember me from 1954,the Wigan Emp,the cold and foggy nights,Ijust hope you are keeping well,fond memories for me,take care.
wonderful website,brings back old memories,love it,keep up the good work,thanks.
Fscinating site, congratulations. I would contest your description of "Roundheads" though. Both sides in the Civil War wore their hair as the fancy took them - see portraits of Cromwell and Ireton for example