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    Default Simple Pleasures!

    Found these cards,with no info' on them,so I can't say which area,town or city,they are from,but good examples of the day's when "playing out" meant using your imagination,and little else!(no x-boxes then!)


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    The sailing the boat in the puddle is priceless. Thanks
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    OK, someone should recognize the location of pic #3 - there can't be many walls at a sharp corner looking like that in Liverpool...

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    Great pictures the one with the gas works looks like it is Brum but it could be anywhere

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    Simple pleasures exactly.

    Off ground tick, british bulldogs, hopscotch, two ball, gutters (kerbies), allalio, skipping, hide n' seek, nearest the wall (with coins), bursting tar bubbles (especially 1976), s.p.o.t. & 60 seconds (football games) - (the older posters will remember a lot more that phased out before we were kids no doubt) A mixture of things to do for both girls and boys there.

    Not only was it exercise but it was problem solving and face to face interaction and meeting new friends. How many only do this down a computer line these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronijayne View Post
    The sailing the boat in the puddle is priceless. Thanks
    It looks really like Grafton Street !, I used to sail my "bath boats" in puddles too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Simple pleasures exactly.

    Off ground tick, british bulldogs, hopscotch, two ball, gutters (kerbies), allalio, skipping, hide n' seek, nearest the wall (with coins), bursting tar bubbles (especially 1976), s.p.o.t. & 60 seconds (football games) - (the older posters will remember a lot more that phased out before we were kids no doubt) A mixture of things to do for both girls and boys there.

    Not only was it exercise but it was problem solving and face to face interaction and meeting new friends. How many only do this down a computer line these days.
    Top and whip. I was so good at this, champion of the Welsh houses area!!
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    i thought that aswell
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    the best pleasure was popping tar bubbles with a ly ice stick on a hot summer day

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    the best pleasure was popping tar bubbles with a ly ice stick on a hot summer day
    I did ALL of Treborth Street and the next street with the school. That wonderful feeling when water shot out!!!
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    I remember making "rafts" out of ly ice sticks,to sail in any water we could find! It's a long time since I saw any girls skipping,with those "ropes" made out of plaited rubber bands,and singing those rhythmic songs, which they reckon, were the beginning of Rap music!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    I remember making "rafts" out of ly ice sticks,to sail in any water we could find! It's a long time since I saw any girls skipping,with those "ropes" made out of plaited rubber bands,and singing those rhythmic songs, which they reckon, were the beginning of Rap music!!
    Could be about the skipping songs and rap. Seems it was a big favorite in the US too.
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    Now that is a simple pleasure
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    Great Pics, but when I right click , the pic enlarges becoming frosty, is it the pic or my comp ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny blue View Post
    Great Pics, but when I right click , the pic enlarges becoming frosty, is it the pic or my comp ?
    It's because the photographs are printed with dots as in older newspaper pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    the best pleasure was popping tar bubbles with a ly ice stick on a hot summer day
    Yes - I remember this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny blue View Post
    Great Pics, but when I right click , the pic enlarges becoming frosty, is it the pic or my comp ?
    You only need to right click if you want to save the image. It shouldn't be frosty.

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    I left click and the photo pops up neat and clear
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny blue View Post
    Great Pics, but when I right click , the pic enlarges becoming frosty, is it the pic or my comp ?
    Yeh,just left click should work!

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    The best bit about Tar Bubbles was when you'd burst them you could scrape the tar up and wrap it round the stick! Do this a few times and you would have a tar bomb! We used to try and throw these at the chimneys on the houses so that they would drop down the flue and burn when folk came to light their fires!...I know we got some down out of the hundreds that must have been thrown but I wonder if any of our neighbours experienced the pungent reel of fresh tar eminating from their hearths on a cool evening?
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    happy days peeps

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    Here's a couple more pic's, which look like they are connected with the earlier one's I posted,but again,no info' on what/where they are from! The third pic' reminds me of being left outside of the pub' with a bottle of lemonade,and a bag of crisps,while my old feller dealt with some "business",inside!!(consequently,I learnt to say no,when asked if I wanted some lemonade!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Here's a couple more pic's, which look like they are connected with the earlier one's I posted,but again,no info' on what/where they are from! The third pic' reminds me of being left outside of the pub' with a bottle of lemonade,and a bag of crisps,while my old feller dealt with some "business",inside!!(consequently,I learnt to say no,when asked if I wanted some lemonade!)
    Oops!

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    Loved popping Tar Bubbles as well,couldn't resist playing with them with my fingers,Ollie's,fishing for sticklebacks in Wallie Park,conkers,Kick the can, we called it Yallio, had to say yallio co co co,rafts,making square rafts if you had a lot of ly sticks if we only had a few we had to make a triangle raft.
    OK looks like all the YOs were very nice kids so i must be the bad one,
    kick the can and hiding in the house for 10 min having a drink and getting told off by my mum for not playing nice,
    knock and run,when they got too quick opening the door,we would pull a long piece of cotton tied to the door knocker and hide in the Jigger , me and mates giggling away,
    and the best of all,one of my mates could bark like a dog,he was brilliant, we all used to stand out side Walton hospital in the evening,it got very busy at visiting time, my mate would get inside a big sack and we would tie it up, every now and then he would bark and we would give the sack a little kick and shout shut up stop barking, mate was never hurt and we all loved it,don't think anyone else did we got a lot of people shouting at us for being so cruel. he he

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    Good pictures wsteve55. You can see how Lowery got his inspiration!

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    Found one more....I think seeing girls doing this was fairly common,at one time?!

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    I've seen some films that start like that. Usually german

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