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Photo: . Ozy .
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Item #: 32619
At home with Ernie

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 24th July 2020 at 21:19

I love that photo.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th July 2020 at 22:47

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)

Comment by: Edna on 24th July 2020 at 23:52

Ho! To have a coal fire back,and a toasting fork.Those were the day's.But I must say, without the tin bath..

Comment by: whups on 25th July 2020 at 00:09

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 .

Comment by: walt (nth Yorkshire) on 25th July 2020 at 07:17

Ozy, P a D quality is this, raises so many fond memories, thanks Ozy.

Comment by: Keith Beckett on 25th July 2020 at 09:20

It looks like ‘young’ Bill ‘Hockey’ Hodgkinson.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th July 2020 at 10:07

Ernie looks quite contented, his home is his castle, the drawbridge is up! He can sit and dream in front of the flickering flames...

Comment by: Garry on 25th July 2020 at 10:19

Wow that looks great with a glass of sherry beside the fire.
Edna I have both but without the tin bath.

Comment by: Mr X on 25th July 2020 at 10:23

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.

Comment by: Arthur on 25th July 2020 at 10:26

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th July 2020 at 13:03

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.

Comment by: Cyril on 25th July 2020 at 15:04

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.

Comment by: GE0FF GASKELL on 25th July 2020 at 20:47


Comment by: whups on 26th July 2020 at 00:12

he,s ernie fithian & a farmer from garswood who sadly passed away a couple of years ago .

Comment by: Kenee on 26th July 2020 at 16:43

What you can't see: he is watching his 50" HD telly in the corner and thinking "What would I do without Sky plus?".

Comment by: Derek Callaghan on 26th July 2020 at 17:42

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.

Comment by: Tom on 27th July 2020 at 14:18

Wonder we're the coal place is

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