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volvojack
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[quote="iansmithofotley"]Hi Jack,

I'm not surprised that nobody knew the answer to your question, personally I've never heard the expression 'Jowett' before.

I remember Cathy and Johnny being the licensees of the Golden Cock in Kirkgate around 1968. They must have managed more pubs in Leeds than anyone else, ever.

Ian[/quote
As I only ever heard it said the once I now realise how impossible it was to come up with answer, so once again Sincere Apologies.

Compliments of the Season to you, tilly and family's plus the same to all Secret Leeds members.

iansmithofotley
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Hi Jack,

With reference to 'Rhyming Slang' it reminds me of working on the public desk, in the front office, of Police Stations in Leeds in the 1960's/70's. On more than one occasion I received a telephone call, or a written report, from another Police Force to the effect that an officer had issued a Form HORT 1 to a driver to produce driving documents at the Leeds Police Station and the 'reply form', called a Form HORT 2, had not been returned after about two weeks. There was a request to check records and see if the driver had in fact produced his driving documents. When asked for the name and address of the driver, on more than one occasion the details given were Mr A.T. Leaf, 2 Gloucester Terrace, Leeds 12.

Ian

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tilly
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I bet you got Mr C Lion and Mr G Raffe on some reports.
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.

jim
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This and a post on another thread remind me of a saying I heard regularly in the early fifties - "Where you going mum?" "Up a nick in Briggate!" - in other words mind your own business.

jma
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"There and back to see how far it is."

Loiner in Cyprus
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"To see a man about a dog"

volvojack
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Post by volvojack »

"Churi " stolen....... "Cushti Char" .............Very nice, Agreeable,Good.

Very Popular up York Road with wiv it Lads.... But really it is Romany Slang.

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tilly
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We used to say Cushti Charver in Hunslet i was told this was Romany but not sure.
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.

Loiner in Cyprus
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In the 50s and 60s in Scott Hall and Potternewton area I remember hearing charva but not cushti

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tilly
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Cushti I think has stated meant nice and Charva was mate.
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.

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