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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 13th September, 2016)

The Sizzler


The Sizzler
Silcocks.

Photo: Edward Heaton  (iPad)
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Comment by: Ken R on 13th September 2016 at 04:22

THE FAIR'S COMING, THE FAIR'S COMING!

Comment by: Mick on 13th September 2016 at 07:31

Is that there new burger wagon Osy ?

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 13th September 2016 at 10:00

Yeah, I went they're for a burger one time Mick but there food is lousy so I probably won't bother going their again.

Comment by: AB on 13th September 2016 at 10:38

Eddi, I once did a repair on a Silcock wagon. I was paid £600 in two bob pieces

Comment by: peebee on 13th September 2016 at 13:04

By gum that looks an owd Foden, they certainly believe in getting their monies worth out of the trucks.

Comment by: Dave on 13th September 2016 at 13:49

Ozy that's not punny!! (Maybe you're just taking the Mick..ee?)

Comment by: irene roberts on 13th September 2016 at 14:57

All the fun of The Fair! Wasn't it exciting when we were little? The Fair came twice a year, but the Autumn one was the most exciting, when the nights were drawing in!

Comment by: DerekB on 13th September 2016 at 16:14

peebee, don't think it's a Foden - the logo on the radiator looks like it maybe the Mercedes three pointed star.

Comment by: Garry on 13th September 2016 at 17:10

The fair was always set up on muddy ground back then, electrical cable running all over the walkways. Different today fenced off and security guards on patrol or maybe it is better.
peebee the lorry's a Volvo double drive tractor unit.

Comment by: Vb on 13th September 2016 at 17:25

Toffee Apples, Candy Floss and Black Peas-I remember eating them in a tent from a thick mug -no polystyrene cups in those days. The next tent housed The Bearded Lady and other curious beings! Their services were dispensed with as time went on -I'm talking over 60years ago! Sometimes Gypsy Rose was in another smaller tent - or someone from that tribe was.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 13th September 2016 at 18:30

I know where you're coming from Alan. A similar thing happened to me years ago when I sold one of them a 33' trailer. I was luckier than you were though as they paid me my 300 quid in one pound coins. I var'near needed to borrow the trailer to get the money home.

Regards. Ozy.

P. S. The wagon's a Foden with a Cummins lump in it by the way.

Comment by: Alan on 13th September 2016 at 18:51

Silcock's only have Gardner engines never cummins. Looks like a foden S80 from the 1960s.

Comment by: irene roberts on 13th September 2016 at 20:36

Vb, "over 60 years ago"?... I am nosey about how old you are! I remember the black peas and the mugs, which, if I remember, were only dunked in hot water before being refilled and presented to the next customer. But we caught no harm, did we? Ladies are entitled to keep their age a secret, and I respect that, but I am 64 next month, so now you know! x.

Comment by: Kas on 13th September 2016 at 20:57

Vb/Anybody, Don't suppose you know the recipe for the Black Peas, of the old fairgrounds that came to Wigan,s market square? They had a knack of getting it just right.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 13th September 2016 at 21:01

Takes me back, loved the black peas. My favorite vegetable.

Comment by: Vb on 13th September 2016 at 22:14

I am one of the 'baby boomers' born just after the war Irene ......no good pretending there's nothing can be done about it!,, It must have happened after Dad's de-mob! ,You are still a 'spring chicken'! I have no idea about the black peas recipe ....I didn't even like them it was just a novelty to go in the tent Kas! I can even remember when sweets came off ration but that's another story!

Comment by: Anne on 13th September 2016 at 22:34

Yes, I remember the black peas just as Irene describes, also hot potatoes cooked in some kind of huge mobile oven. I think it was coal fired and eaten on the walk home.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 14th September 2016 at 00:15

Flippin' 'eck, toffee apples, candy floss, black peas, curly wirlies, pyroclastic flow,....remind me not to accept an invitation to one of your evening soirées won't you Veebs.

Comment by: Vb on 14th September 2016 at 10:27

Black Peas. /Hot Potatoe. Main
Candy Floss. Side
Toffee Apple Dessert.(0ne
Of five a day)
All washed down with Tizer or Dandelion 'n Burdock ! Yum yum !

Comment by: Alan on 14th September 2016 at 12:16

I think you lot need to get a life!!

Comment by: Vb on 14th September 2016 at 13:24

It's that man again! Barrel o' laughs!

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