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    You know your old when some kid ask ya whats a Steery.


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    Its a plank of wood with two struts sticking out at each end of the plank,the back one was nailed to the plank and the front one was affixed to the front of the plank by a big nut&bolt,the axles were nailed to the struts and the wheels were obtained from housies prams which were robbed outside the washouses....lookout havelock street here I come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    You know your old when some kid ask ya whats a Steery.

    Its a plank of wood with two struts sticking out at each end of the plank,the back one was nailed to the plank and the front one was affixed to the front of the plank by a big nut&bolt,the axles were nailed to the struts and the wheels were obtained from housies prams which were robbed outside the washouses....lookout havelock street here I come.
    It was short for a steering cart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    You know your old when some kid ask ya whats a Steery.

    Its a plank of wood with two struts sticking out at each end of the plank,the back one was nailed to the plank and the front one was affixed to the front of the plank by a big nut&bolt,the axles were nailed to the struts and the wheels were obtained from housies prams which were robbed outside the washouses....lookout havelock street here I come.
    Don't forget the rope attached to the front struts for steering and also used for pulling.
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    Does anyone remember what a candle waxed board was used for?

    Was for sliding down the steep decliningt streets around nethy area.
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    Is a steery the same as a goey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarsden View Post
    Is a steery the same as a goey?

    Dunno? different districts had different names for things like a Jigger was the name for an entry where I was born and elsewhere it was called an enog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Dunno? different districts had different names for things like a Jigger was the name for an entry where I was born and elsewhere it was called an enog.
    My wife says enog now
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Dunno? different districts had different names for things like a Jigger was the name for an entry where I was born and elsewhere it was called an enog.
    You wern't from Lodgy were you?
    We always said enog for entry.

    "Oller" for waste ground or as they say here in Garston a "Bank".

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    Don't forget your steery had to have big wheels at the back and small ones at the front to make it go faster ???

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    The basic requirements for steery was an old pram, plus 3 pieces of wood.
    plenty of nails which had to be at least 3 inches long and 1 bolt.
    The tool required were a hammer and a poker as we never owned drills when I was young.
    The pram supplied the wheels and the axles,the wood was a piece for the chassis and 2 pieces for attaching the axles to.
    You attached the axles to the wood with a line of nails each side driven into the wood leaving enough nail showing to be bent over the axle.
    The back axle was then nailed onto the chassis
    The poker was heated up till red hot then a hole burnt into the chassis and the front axle bearing wood then the bolt was dropped in.
    Various refinements were added later on like a rear brake,a seat made out of an orange box
    This is where the famous Soap Box Derby which was held annually originated from.
    We used to ride ours down Sandhills Lane as it is a good incline
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarsden View Post
    Is a steery the same as a goey?
    Yeah a goey..Go Kart . Same thing.
    Great fun. You never see kids making them anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disco View Post
    Don't forget your steery had to have big wheels at the back and small ones at the front to make it go faster ???
    No good for handling though, especially trying to turn a little at high speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    The basic requirements for steery was an old pram, plus 3 pieces of wood.
    plenty of nails which had to be at least 3 inches long and 1 bolt.
    The tool required were a hammer and a poker as we never owned drills when I was young.
    The pram supplied the wheels and the axles,the wood was a piece for the chassis and 2 pieces for attaching the axles to.
    You attached the axles to the wood with a line of nails each side driven into the wood leaving enough nail showing to be bent over the axle.
    The back axle was then nailed onto the chassis
    The poker was heated up till red hot then a hole burnt into the chassis and the front axle bearing wood then the bolt was dropped in.
    Various refinements were added later on like a rear brake,a seat made out of an orange box
    This is where the famous Soap Box Derby which was held annually originated from.
    We used to ride ours down Sandhills Lane as it is a good incline
    Never had a hammer, half a house brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarsden View Post
    You wern't from Lodgy were you?
    We always said enog for entry.

    "Oller" for waste ground or as they say here in Garston a "Bank".
    We were bi-lingual, although I preferred enog, jigger sounded very common.....I was from Princes Park don't you know.

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    Thanks for the Memories everyone

    Back jiggers....i remember belly floppin across to each backyard wall right up our street to the oller...

    The last steery i made was for my son and his mates about 10 years ago,,,

    They were made up,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarsden View Post
    You wern't from Lodgy were you?
    We always said enog for entry.

    "Oller" for waste ground or as they say here in Garston a "Bank".
    Nah! mate,I was from the St Domingo Rd area.

    How about the word "Bombdies" would ya know what that was?

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    St Domingo road up on Everton ridge with the likes of Havelock st, Mitford st and Hobart st (which is still like Everest) must've been a joy to steery down.

    Bombdies around Islington and Norton Street supplied our bommie wood for years on end during the 70s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Nah! mate,I was from the St Domingo Rd area.

    How about the word "Bombdies" would ya know what that was?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    St Domingo road up on Everton ridge with the likes of Havelock st, Mitford st and Hobart st (which is still like Everest) must've been a joy to steery down.

    Bombdies around Islington and Norton Street supplied our bommie wood for years on end during the 70s.
    They're the ones Ged,it was easier to cart a greased/waxed board up,Ged than the Steery after sliding down from the top...talk about madness alls ya had to grip was the front of the board bent and someone gave you a hefty push.
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    Hey Ged,I'm suprised you're not out photographing the long roads off Breck Road as they have started pulling them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Hey Ged,I'm suprised you're not out photographing the long roads off Breck Road as they have started pulling them down.
    Do you mean Walton Breck rd ??

    There was no demolition going on up Breck rd when I was there yesterday !

    All the streets off Breck rd are in good shape - refurbished terraced houses - and further up heading towards Everton rd the houses are all 'new property'


    I think you may mean the streets along by LFC ?? - Walton Breck rd, many which are tinned up awaiting demolition and some already gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Do you mean Walton Breck rd ??

    There was no demolition going on up Breck rd when I was there yesterday !

    All the streets off Breck rd are in good shape - refurbished terraced houses - and further up heading towards Everton rd the houses are all 'new property'


    I think you may mean the streets along by LFC ?? - Walton Breck rd, many which are tinned up awaiting demolition and some already gone.
    My apologies,I meant off Breckfield Rd North ie Mere Lane area across th road.

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    ..... there are so many Brecks to get mixed up with .. Breck rd, Walton Breck, Lower Breck, Breckfield rd South, Breckfield rd North

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Hey Ged,I'm suprised you're not out photographing the long roads off Breck Road as they have started pulling them down.

    Been there and many others, check my streets ahead page under Demolition and desolation (or something like that)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Been there and many others, check my streets ahead page under Demolition and desolation (or something like that)
    Or Something Like That?

    What kind of self advert is that, Put some effort in
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    I remember making our own bikes, that was fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Been there and many others, check my streets ahead page under Demolition and desolation (or something like that)

    No fly's on you is there Ged,last week when I went to the LRO there was this little dsk in the corner with a reservation sign on it marked "Ged"

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