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Welcome to Part Two of the "THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE" thread. You can read Part One here:Part 1, page 1 - http://www.secretleeds.com/forum/Messag ... sage=0Part 1, page 113 - http://www.secretleeds.com/forum/Messag ... ssage=2800
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You don't see kids building "Bogeys" any more.If we found an old pram that was it, game on. All our engineering skills were learnt from building bogeys. Sometimes we couldn't wait to find a pram, I seem to remember using my sisters dolls pram once. If you've hacksawed the wheels off before she found out you cant go back. We would raid our dads toolboxes for claw hammers, pliers, big nuts, bolts & washers and six inch nails were another requirement to bend around the axles when attaching to the timbers. My dad always seemed to have six inch nails we could pilfer.It was an education by trial, error and injury (hammered thumbs, splinters,crashes). It was great problem solving, engineering, inventiveness and teamwork. You don't get that with an Xbox.
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You don't often see awnings like these outside shops any more http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!
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Raveydavey's post reminded me of the rubber hose thingy that had two tubes that joined into one. One end of the two was put over the hot tap and the other over the cold then the temperature of the single outflow could be more or less controlled. Used when washing pots etc. They may still be used but I've not seen one for a long time as mixer taps may have ended them.
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