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Very old fashioned cast iron, coal fuelled kitchen ranges like these:


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Because they were cast iron, they needed to black leaded to stop them going rusty.
Thanks Uncle Joe, so I am assuming here that black leading means something like "oiling"?
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I remember when men wore a sports coat with tie as general wear. You never see that now except on the elderly.
Ffosse, Do you mean the sports jacket with pieces of leather sewn on the elbows?
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16-09-2018, 02:01 PM
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Thanks Uncle Joe, so I am assuming here that black leading means something like "oiling"?
Not quite, darlin' it was more like polishing, but applying 'black lead' first and then wiping it off to bring up the shine.
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16-09-2018, 02:03 PM
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Ffosse, Do you mean the sports jacket with pieces of leather sewn on the elbows?
Yes, those but also suit jackets and slacks - you almost never see men wearing those casually nowadays when it used to be the norm even for casual wear.

There was a time when your Dad looked like your Dad; now he's likely to be wearing jeans and trainers with a sweatshirt or hoodie.
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16-09-2018, 02:03 PM
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My Nan did that Art. That made me sad thinking about a story, about the London Blitz, and the fact that she hid a tin of memorabilia under that step.
It was the only thing left!!!!

Anyway, I have not seen the scouts doing a bob a job.
Sweetie, That was sad but even sadder, would be if she lived in these times... that tin of memorabilia under the doorstep would be nicked!
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Re: You Never See Women Scrubbing Their Front Doorstep Any More...So..

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Not quite, darlin' it was more like polishing, but applying 'black lead' first and then wiping it off to bring up the shine.
That is very interesting Uncle Joe, thanks for taking the time to explain.
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Yes you do here in the Scottish Borders, at least in my wee toon!
Moscow, Are they living in a bit of a time warp up there?
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16-09-2018, 02:07 PM
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Good morning Arty....hey good thought...

I think back when that was being done, most of the women stayed home. Now everyone works outside the home. I used to wash mine and my driveway....

You never see anyone with a rake anymore raking up the leaves into piles for the kids to jump into....

Be interesting to see what members come up with, that we used to do, that isn't seen anymore....
Bluey, l thought most posters would’ve said, a policeman!!
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16-09-2018, 02:09 PM
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I can remember as a child they still had rag and bone men. Plus, there was the chap who came round asking if you had any blades that needed sharpening.

Then there was the fish van - haven't seen one of those in years. And I'm only 52 but have seen these things disappear in my lifetiime.
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Sweetie, That was sad but even sadder, would be if she lived in these times... that tin of memorabilia under the doorstep would be nicked!
I will do a thread on the Blitz. I have so much to tell.
I know Longdogs wanted me too. I will post pics of what was in that tin.
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