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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 15:58
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RAFish,

Just make sure that you only support the right of suitable ladies to work around topless. During the recent heat waves here, I had the misfortune to see some guys working topless in their apartments doing errands and I can assure you, it is not a pleasant sight.

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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 17:02
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I do believe there was some skiffle group come beat combo that went by the name Spira Gira at one time
Yep, this were a hit of theirs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6IUUWzI7vg
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 17:11
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14 years in the slammer.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 17:15
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Got a new(er) caravan





Still some work in progress!
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 17:21
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 17:23
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It looks very good. Most suitable for towing at annoying speeds through certain bottom end parts of the country.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 17:49
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With my tongue planted firmly in my cheek I feel I need to ask why the manufacturers of Caravans seem to name them things like "Swift". Given that the majority never reach the top speed of an ox drawn plough are they just taunting other drivers or are they identifying the common practice of said versions of "Rolling Thunder" to seek shelter in holes in banks!
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 18:27
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A tail end and four penneth of chips oot the paper,plenty scranchins.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 18:35
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Given that the majority never reach the top speed of an ox drawn plough
Given that until earlier this year they were allowed to travel faster on UK single carriageway roads than HGVs ......
Faster on dual carriageways & Motorways - still

Though there are a lot of "I'm happy at this speed so you lot can wait" caravaners around. .

I think the best (??) one a heard of was one guy who claimed to be a member of The Institute of Advanced Motorists who was scared to travel over 40mph on any road.

Swift is the manufacturer, though they do it to try & get the drivers to go faster!!
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 18:40
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Originally Posted by tony draper View Post
A tail end and four penneth of chips oot the paper,plenty scranchins.
I never did get on with skate - too bony for my liking.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 18:50
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Originally Posted by west lakes View Post
Swift is the manufacturer,
There used to be a caravan manufacturer called Bluebird, and one current make (Elddis) is the founder's name reversed (Siddle).
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 18:54
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That must be a Southern Chippy, Savaloys were unknown in my area as a sprog.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 19:18
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Yer that looks like twenty or thirty years after my time lurking round the chippy, be Cod or Haddock back then
if you wanted summat as exotic as skate you would have had to go to a posh resturant,no mushy peas either they were
a later import from across the Pennines which I care not for,don't think they even sold pies back then,just fish n chips
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 19:20
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Yer that looks like twenty or thirty years after my time lurking round the chippy.
Has to be before 1972 (decimalisation happened in 1971).
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 19:26
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Well spotted Mr G-C, elementary.
Back end of the forties early fifties was my time
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 19:55
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I never did get on with skate - too bony for my liking.
Not me, I love it!

As for paying 1/6 or 2/- for a piece of cod, would that be 1960 ish?

The cheapest I can remember was 6d bought a 'fish and two pennworth'.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 21:36
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I reckon about 1965 given the baseball pumps one lad is wearing and the lights on the bike.
Definitely not the north west as the first time I ever saw a saveloy was when I moved to the Midlands in 1977.
Thinking about it they may have existed in Bristol when I lived there.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 21:49
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Wasn't around here, it is still hard to buy cod in a chippie and i don't think saveloys have arrived yet. I see Judy Garland was on at the pictures in Wizard of Oz..
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 21:58
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The pork butcher at Benton Four Lane Ends used to sell saveloys with pease pudding in a white bap dipped in gravy. That was in the early 60's. That bike in the photo looks like a Raleigh RSW and they were made from 1965 to 1974.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 22:08
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I saw the Wizard of Oz ad too, but that was made in 1939. But it is showing in 'chmond' which I reckon would be Richmond. So, since you northerners claim saveloys were unknown up north, my guess is Richmond, Surrey, rather than Richmond, Yorkshire.

I'm going to guess a bit later than others because of the jeans and the fact that short back and bogbrush were still de rigueur in the mid-60s. Edited to add I think it is 1970.

Re the 14 year sentence, I can inform you there are some sphincters twitching in banking circles right now.
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