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Photo: . Ozy .
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Item #: 32628
1998 Spring/ Summer fashion forecast by Ernie.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 31st July 2020 at 06:53

Ernie's Baxter-jar has gone; his real leather belt not quite.

Comment by: Alan on 31st July 2020 at 07:35

I take it there's not bath or wash facilities in the property.

Comment by: Poet on 31st July 2020 at 10:56

Nice to see him looking happy. He seemed so despondent in the other pictures .

Comment by: Albert.S. on 31st July 2020 at 11:29

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.

Comment by: whups on 31st July 2020 at 12:02

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 .

Comment by: whups on 31st July 2020 at 12:51

hi eddie i knew your dad & brother jimmy . bert says whats the password .

Comment by: . Ozy . on 31st July 2020 at 14:33

Whups, the password is Civilisation. The response being Piyupeh, pronounced may now consider yourself to be a trusted member of the Royal Antedeluvian Order of N*bheads along with me and Bert.

Comment by: whups on 1st August 2020 at 00:04

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 .

Comment by: . Ozy . on 1st August 2020 at 09:29

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?

Comment by: whups on 1st August 2020 at 11:40

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 .

Comment by: KenR on 1st August 2020 at 17:32

Do any of you guys know the Lowes of Downhall Green area

Comment by: . Ozy . on 1st August 2020 at 19:35

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?

Comment by: whups on 2nd August 2020 at 00:14

which lowe in particular kenr ? .

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd August 2020 at 12:04

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.

Comment by: bert on 4th August 2020 at 12:33

Hi ozy what about the tiddy boild tiddy where the chairman of the brothers.

Comment by: . Ozy on 6th August 2020 at 08:46

Tha' reet Bert, I'd forgett'n about yon mon.... I think Mrs. Dean figured in it somewhere an' all.

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