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Old 24th Nov 2013, 15:03
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Things that just faded away.....

I was watching an original episode of Dr Who (a UK icon to those from elsewhere) today as it's the 50th anniversary of it's inauguration and seems to be everywhere on the gogglebox at the moment. Anyhow, one of the characters was wearing a Donkey Jacket Donkey jacket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and I was suddenly reminded that I hadn't seen one for many years and hadn't noticed the fact that I hadn't. Since perhaps the 1930's the Donkey Jacket was the ubiquitous outdoor wear for perhaps everyone in a manual job. I remember them still in the 1990's and then.....everyone seemed to stop wearing them and they faded away without fanfare.



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Old 24th Nov 2013, 15:15
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Ditto a large fraction of the high-rated investments one has indulged over a long span.
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Old 24th Nov 2013, 15:21
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Sheepskin Coats early seventies, a sign of achieving higher rank on the building sites,means you had left your toolbox at home and now carried a clipboard or site drawings.
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Old 24th Nov 2013, 15:24
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Wore mine yesterday to hang out the washing!

I suspect that the arrival of modern waterproof clothing that doesn't smell like a wet dog contributed to the demise of the good old DJ. That and the arrival of the mini digger.

You don't seem to see the tin lunch box with a hinged lid these days.
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Wore mine yesterday to hang out the washing!

I suspect that the arrival of modern waterproof clothing that doesn't smell like a wet dog contributed to the demise of the good old DJ. That and the arrival of the mini digger.

You don't seem to see the tin lunch box with a hinged lid these days.
Good to see someone keeping the faith Regarding the lunchboxes, all the metrosexual builders swear by Cafe Latte and muffins these days


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Old 24th Nov 2013, 15:30
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Donkey Jackets were replaced by 'PPE', i.e. Hard-hats and Hi-Viz.
How the hell did we build Stonehenge, The Pyramids St, Pauls and The Forth Bridge without them?
And those little metal fence panels that now keep miscreants away from 'holes on the road' etc.
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Old 24th Nov 2013, 16:30
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Those holes in the road always seem to have traffic lights by them too.

Time was when they were always attended by a chap having to stop and go in the middle of the road
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Old 24th Nov 2013, 18:54
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all the metrosexual builders swear by Cafe Latte and muffins these days
Enjoying an excellent Full English in a café a few days ago, most bemused to see several well-built bloke in builders garb march in and to a man (?) order a panini and latte each. I half expected a chorus of "YMCA" while they were waiting...
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Old 24th Nov 2013, 19:01
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Almost 50 years on from the original and still going strong

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Err, actually 56 years on from the original by the Crickets ...
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Old 24th Nov 2013, 22:39
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Solid leather Gladstone bags. Remember when every working laddie, tradesman, or railwayman, carried his lunch and drinks in a Gladstone bag?

As ubiquitious as brown glass beer bottles. Then suddenly, they all just disappeared - replaced by polyethylene lunchboxes, and a huge variety of other alternatives.

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Re donkey jackets - it may be something to do with the fact that all the donkeys in the country are now safely in sanctuaries, leading long, comfortable lives, so that there are now very few available to make jackets out of
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Suitcases you actually carry opposed to roll behind you. Saw one the other day at the airport held by an elderly gent. The bag was likely older than me, and I'm not young anymore.
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"Re donkey jackets - it may be something to do with the fact that all the donkeys in the country are now safely in sanctuaries, leading long, comfortable lives, so that there are now very few available to make jackets out of "

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Don't worry, we have plenty of the bloody things, can't get rid of them fast enough. They breed like flies so come and get some
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Old 24th Nov 2013, 22:50
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Tankertrashnav - Are you sure, all the donkeys are in sanctuaries? I suspect many are still loose in the political arena, and posing as so-called leaders.
We have heard much braying from places such as Congress and Parliaments, that gives substantial backing to this belief.
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Old 24th Nov 2013, 22:51
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For goodness sake don't tell Mrs TTN or she'll be round like a shot with a horsebox!
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You'll need more than one (horsebox)

Suggest a 3 Trailered, 3 decked road train cattle transporter !!!

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I see the opening of Parliament ....
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