Photo: . Ozy .
Item #: 32628
Ernie's Baxter-jar has gone; his real leather belt not quite.
I take it there's not bath or wash facilities in the property.
Nice to see him looking happy. He seemed so despondent in the other pictures .
This splendid photograph is a depiction of a bygone domestic age, that was being portrayed in a 1998 environment.
When modern domestic labour saving devices had replaced that period of time, that many of us remember.
Dolly tubs, three legged dollies, rubbing boards, squeezers, clothes maidens. Fire guards, and fenders, meat safes. (My grandmother had a brick built coal fired boiler in the corner of her kitchen, my mother had a gas fired one,) sticky fly paper. Gas lighting, with delicate mantles. Knockers up. Alarm clocks, with a couple of bells on top. Often a religious picture. Sweeping brushes, and a small shovel. Donkey brands for the front step, and some of those housewives that did the floor of the toilet, across the yard. Clothes lines that went up to the ceiling. Housewives certainly had a laborious life, as well as family cooking.
this was probably took before he had a hip problem . he suffered with it but was to afraid to go into hospital & get it done .
hi eddie i knew your dad & brother jimmy . bert says whats the password .
Whups, the password is Civilisation. The response being Piyupeh, pronounced pie..up..eh.....You may now consider yourself to be a trusted member of the Royal Antedeluvian Order of N*bheads along with me and Bert.
thanks eddie & the password was correct . your dad harry used to go in the simms rd when i played darts for them ,your jimmy too .
Whups, I have a few photos of Brian Halliwell, but I don't have his daughter's email address. Do you know anyone that may have it?
after brian died his daughter went to saudi & got married . she did come back to ashton after a divorce but did,nt come back to d/green anymore . would,nt mind seeing "bok" again on here ,he lived at the bottom of my street before his passing . what a character .
Do any of you guys know the Lowes of Downhall Green area
I remember a Norman Lowe, reckoned to have worked on the Rhodesian railways, and a Betty Lowe, had something to do with Trinity church. Any Lowe in particular Ken?
which lowe in particular kenr ? .
Ernie looks more in his prime here, on the other photos he looks to be in a decline, poor thing, old age and illness is dreadful.
Hi ozy what about the tiddy boild tiddy bold.you where the chairman of the brothers.
Tha' reet Bert, I'd forgett'n about yon mon.... I think Mrs. Dean figured in it somewhere an' all.