Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 77475 times)

Regulator

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #925 on: September 13, 2019, 03:39:47 pm »
You get told off for perving at young policemen. 
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Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #926 on: September 13, 2019, 03:57:41 pm »
You get told off for perving at young policemen.

Rightly so, given that policemen are all about 12 these days...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #927 on: September 13, 2019, 05:43:16 pm »
perving at young police officers, please
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #928 on: September 13, 2019, 06:08:43 pm »
perving at young police officers, please

Is that a request for the weekend?

ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #929 on: September 13, 2019, 06:17:26 pm »
If I'm allowed out on my own  :P
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #930 on: September 14, 2019, 08:17:44 am »
..... you go on a train line (Worcester to Pershore) on the "new" (they have been out a year or so) 800 class remembering back to the fact that the last time you travelled on this line was in around 1977 on one of the then new Intercity 125's!  Frankly, I thought the 125 was far better than the new rolling stock!

And.... stay with me with this one.... Stoke Speedway track is closing later today. I've never been but used to go to see Hackney ride now and again when I lived in the far south. Anyway, that got me thinking about sports stadiums I have known and lost over the years including one near where my Great Aunty Queenie lived. I knew it was somewhere near Lea Bridge Road and knew that it wasn't the old Leyton Football Club ground as I had been there countless times. So, was it Lea Bridge Road Speedway Stadium or Clapton Dogs.

Well, as Lea Bridge speedway was in the wrong place (the north side of Lea Bridge Station), it must have been Clapton dogs and some online photo spotting confirmed this to me. As did a quick look at Google Maps which pinpointed the actual group of houses Great Aunty Queenie lived in. The last time I went to her house.... around 1970!

The houses....not sure which one but they have all been done up since I went there: https://goo.gl/maps/PMiXfKGFDg9K6Ah78

If you spin the photo around, the new houses across the green is where the stadium was.

Memories eh!
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #931 on: September 14, 2019, 08:34:06 am »
I cross that park every day on my way into work.

road-runner

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #932 on: September 17, 2019, 05:53:32 pm »


When you see this photo and think 3d (thruppence, not three-dimensional).

BrianI

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #933 on: September 17, 2019, 06:21:25 pm »
The cheapest car insurance you can buy is from Saga (that one really annoyed my wife).

Wouldn't recommend SAGA car insurance though. Mother is having no ends of trouble getting them to update the Motor Insurance Database, so while the car is insured, it's not showing as such on the askmid site... So mum is currently worried about driving anywhere incase she gets picked up by ANPR traffic cameras...

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #934 on: September 18, 2019, 12:53:09 pm »


When you see this photo and think 3d (thruppence, not three-dimensional).

And you remember being given a brand-new one just after the Coronation.

I spent mine a week later.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #935 on: September 19, 2019, 01:52:27 pm »
https://twitter.com/realmandeville/status/1174610815288336384?s=21


The “B” Ark.
Wow! I'm officially old enough to take a Saga cruise. This can only mean I'm beyond middle-aged into the official senile age group. Or do you only get there when you actually want to take a Saga cruise?
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #936 on: September 23, 2019, 06:17:43 pm »
https://twitter.com/realmandeville/status/1174610815288336384?s=21


The “B” Ark.
Wow! I'm officially old enough to take a Saga cruise. This can only mean I'm beyond middle-aged into the official senile age group. Or do you only get there when you actually want to take a Saga cruise?

What has the Sand and Gravel Association got to do with cruises?  I'm confused....

TheLurker

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #937 on: September 23, 2019, 08:49:29 pm »
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I'm confused....
Aye, that's another sign of middle age.  :)
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #938 on: October 04, 2019, 11:12:16 pm »
OS 1 inch (1:63 360) maps were 6/6 back in the day...

I think the first 1:50 000 sheets were 80p.

I have 4 sheets of the whole of the Isle of Skye in 1:63360. I bought them in a second hand shop in Southend shortly after I started teaching, so that would probably have been 1975 or 1976. I think they cost me 5p each. After decimalisation and after the introduction of the 1:50000 "bodged" sheets, anyway. I remember thinking "One day I will go to the Isle of Skye and these maps will come in useful!" Three are marked 40p. One is marked 8/- (40p).

They did come in useful. Jan and I visited Skye in ... 2010 I think.
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #939 on: October 05, 2019, 08:21:00 am »
S'funny... 40p seems cheap but 8/- seems quite dear.  I don't think I ever paid more than 3/6d.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #940 on: October 05, 2019, 09:14:38 am »
OS 1 inch (1:63 360) maps were 6/6 back in the day...

I think the first 1:50 000 sheets were 80p.

I have 4 sheets of the whole of the Isle of Skye in 1:63360. I bought them in a second hand shop in Southend shortly after I started teaching, so that would probably have been 1975 or 1976. I think they cost me 5p each. After decimalisation and after the introduction of the 1:50000 "bodged" sheets, anyway. I remember thinking "One day I will go to the Isle of Skye and these maps will come in useful!" Three are marked 40p. One is marked 8/- (40p).

They did come in useful. Jan and I visited Skye in ... 2010 I think.

I must be older than you - the 1" to the mile OS reddish-orange covered maps were 3/6d when I bought my first one (which I still have - No 161) ..... I remember when this was all fields ....... etc

Rob

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #941 on: October 05, 2019, 09:49:16 am »
In Norn Iron I occasionally used my dad's, mostly for runs down the Ards - I think they might have cost 6d when he was cycling.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Tim Hall

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #942 on: October 05, 2019, 11:41:00 am »
In Norn Iron I occasionally used my dad's, mostly for runs down the Ards - I think they might have cost 6d when he was cycling.
Could you get Ordnance Survey maps in Norn Iron? I thought they were a GB rather than a UK thing due to some historical reason or another.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #943 on: October 05, 2019, 11:55:52 am »
I have a football league cup final ticket from 1974, Man City V Wolves at Wembley. Cost 80p.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #944 on: October 05, 2019, 12:46:41 pm »
Still have the English language guidebook for EXPO 70 in Osaka.

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #945 on: October 05, 2019, 02:12:12 pm »
In Norn Iron I occasionally used my dad's, mostly for runs down the Ards - I think they might have cost 6d when he was cycling.
Could you get Ordnance Survey maps in Norn Iron? I thought they were a GB rather than a UK thing due to some historical reason or another.

Might not have been OS. 'Twas long, long ago, when Paisley was just a flowery pattern.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #946 on: October 05, 2019, 04:54:06 pm »
I have a ticket for (I think) the Eiffel Tower for 10ff. If it is for la Tour it would have been 1990. Mid-day, midsummer's day, 1990, to be precise, because that was the arrangement I'd made with someone 5 years beforehand*.

(*No-show).
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hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #947 on: October 05, 2019, 07:32:37 pm »
S'funny... 40p seems cheap but 8/- seems quite dear.  I don't think I ever paid more than 3/6d.

They were mostly 6/6 when I bought them just before decimalisation. They seemed quite pricey then.

The NEW 1:50,000 were 80p on launch but there was much inflation in the late '60s/early '70s.

ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #948 on: October 05, 2019, 08:03:28 pm »
The first rugby match I saw at Twickenham was England V SA when they came back into internationals in 1992/93. Cost me the gramd total of £9.  That'll just about buy a pint there these days.
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Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #949 on: October 05, 2019, 08:22:01 pm »
You know you're middle aged when you're pretty sure the people talking about buying anything more expensive than pick-n-mix with pre-decimal currency are in the wrong thread...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...