Photo: . Ozy .
Item #: 32619
That's the type of fireplace which was most common in the terraced houses. The one I remember had a higher mantelpiece though. (Unlike the one on PaD)
Ho! To have a coal fire back,and a toasting fork.Those were the day's.But I must say, without the tin bath..
my mate colin used to go up to his farm & make his fire for him . iv,e seen his tractor parked behind tom & getty,s in ashton many a time .
Ozy, P a D quality is this, raises so many fond memories, thanks Ozy.
It looks like ‘young’ Bill ‘Hockey’ Hodgkinson.
Ernie looks quite contented, his home is his castle, the drawbridge is up! He can sit and dream in front of the flickering flames...
Wow that looks great with a glass of sherry beside the fire.
Edna I have both but without the tin bath.
Who is Ernie and how long ago was this photograph taken? I think Fred Dibnah would live in a similar old fashioned house like this.
Is that you Garry??
There's a glass a glass of sherry beside the TV remote control........TV remote control back then?
How old is this photo.
The point of the photo is to show the old range fireplace. That in itself must be more than 150 yrs old! Thank you for posting Ozy it is most interesting.
It's well and good to reminisce, but I'd rather keep those coal fires in the past where they belong, and he'd need that fleece duster kept handy with all the dust coal fires create, not forgetting the pain of lighting on a freezing winters morn and the never ending task of emptying ashes. Arthur, Sherry? aghast, more probably to be a glass of the finest Scottish watter. The range looks great, though I wouldn't like the job of blackleading it with Zebo, remember how you got full of it on your hands and and if there was two blackleading it would end up on your faces too, oh such larks.
ERNI USED TOO FREEQUENT THE COLLIERS ARMS IN KINGS MOSS HE WAS OUITE A CHARECTER
he,s ernie fithian & a farmer from garswood who sadly passed away a couple of years ago .
What you can't see: he is watching his 50" HD telly in the corner and thinking "What would I do without Sky plus?".
Edna. I still have my grandma's old sliding toasting fork. Over70 years now and still toasting but not on a fire like that. Happy carefree days in the fifties.
Wonder we're the coal place is