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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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