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What era did you grow up in...

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Wed May 01, 2019 10:13 pm

Power to the people thread made me reminisce, sat here on the train north about 'the good old days'... (still are tbh - often easy to look back - better in my day :D )

What do you miss about those days and what do you definitely not?

High school mid 90s. Great times. Just before phones. Dossing out was dossing out... burnley were **** but on the up. And almost only ever played saturday 3pm tuesday 745pm. We played pretty much everyone in the 92 at some point.watching us on teletext. Nobody had phones, cameras or social media in pubs.... or at all! Burnley fair. Bonfire nights. Burnley holidays were still a thing. Sunday league was good standard And yet not TOO serious. Neither were the people... kids could play for burnley and their sunday team and school... soccer schools at gawthorpe. Splash through the thompson centre. Diving pool at the thompson centre!

The world was a bit more politically incorrect. For better and worse.

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Re: What era did you grow up in...

Postby mdd2 » Wed May 01, 2019 10:16 pm

TB and rickets :D
Quarried in the 40's school 50's early 60's
Seriously
Best things- getting to Uni fees paid, a subsistence grant, debt free at the end.
Other best things 59-60 Maine road 2-1 top of league- 1966 win WC, Tyson Trueman and Statham powerhouses in Test cricket, Jim Laker Tony Lock Johnny Wardle world class spinners Godfrey Evans at the wicket. First under 4minute mile, Everest conquered in 53
Profumo . Wilson as PM and all his spin-the pound in your pocket is still worth a pound after devaluation of the pound from US$2.8 to $2.4
TV Emergency ward 10, The Grove Family Michael Bentine and the Bumblies, Annette Mills and Muffin the Mule
Radio Goons, Kenneth Horne Hancock's half hour. the Likely Lads (before what happened to the Likely Lads)
Mrs Dale's diary -yuk
TWTWTW with David Frost and so many others
The swinging 60's music, mini skirts and loads loads more
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Re: What era did you grow up in...

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Wed May 01, 2019 10:22 pm

mdd2 wrote:TB and rickets

He was excelent at Bolton tbf.
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Re: What era did you grow up in...

Postby theroyaldyche » Wed May 01, 2019 10:34 pm

Endless summer nights playing footie
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Re: What era did you grow up in...

Postby tim_noone » Wed May 01, 2019 11:16 pm

Fifties/sixties.... The one o' clock Buzzer for people to get back to work...The Boneyard under the Arches..The Skinyard next t' miners could smell both from a couple o' mile off! The Nuns at St Mary's "Mary Mother of Jesus" The Teachers....Words fail me. And Hovis? I never seen Hovis in My childhood Ever! To quote Joe Gladwin it were Grand back then.
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Re: What era did you grow up in...

Postby Royboyclaret » Wed May 01, 2019 11:29 pm

Purely from a football perspective, I know it's difficult to compare our team from different eras, but.........

2015/16 side was functional and workmanlike.
2013/14 side with Danny Ings was good to watch.
1973/74 side was brilliant with so many talented players.
1961/62 side was simply the best, blowing away opposition every week.

And yet I still think the 1920/21 side, 30 games unbeaten with Halley, Boyle & Watson may have been the greatest of them all. Would love to have seen that side play.

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Re: What era did you grow up in...

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Wed May 01, 2019 11:34 pm

Royboyclaret wrote:Purely from a football perspective, I know it's difficult to compare our team from different eras, but.........

2015/16 side was functional and workmanlike.
2013/14 side with Danny Ings was good to watch.
1973/74 side was brilliant with so many talented players.
1961/62 side was simply the best, blowing away opposition every week.

And yet I still think the 1920/21 side, 30 games unbeaten with Halley, Boyle & Watson may have been the greatest of them all. Would love to have seen that side play.

So you grew up in WW1?

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Postby Royboyclaret » Wed May 01, 2019 11:38 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:So you grew up in WW1?


Just imagine being 110 years old, watching us win the FA Cup in 1914 and then the League Championship in 1921.

And then all our great sides since then.
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Re: What era did you grow up in...

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Wed May 01, 2019 11:43 pm

Royboyclaret wrote:Just imagine being 110 years old, watching us win the FA Cup in 1914 and then the League Championship in 1921.

And then all our great sides since then.

We will do it all in the next 10 under dyche :D

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Re: What era did you grow up in...

Postby Royboyclaret » Wed May 01, 2019 11:47 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:We will do it all in the next 10 under dyche :D


Maybe.......but it won't be pretty.

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Re: What era did you grow up in...

Postby Texanclaret16 » Wed May 01, 2019 11:55 pm

80s same as you CFS. On a football front 630am coach trips aged 14/15 getting on the beers or trying to with all the adults feeling all smug when you got served in the pub ah ah.
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Postby IanMcL » Thu May 02, 2019 2:48 am

50s Measles, Mumps, Chicken pox. Polio vaccination and diphtheria! Don't play near drains...scarlet fever
Small pox vaccination to go to Europe, as a lad!

Playing football in the road and on the green. Reading about Burnley and Jimmy McIlroy although living in Reading. (See that? Sentence starts and ends with same word but totally different meaning!)

Watching Reading v Burnley in '65 in the Burnley end. Oxford in the League Cup, watching a spindly Leighton James.

Starting work and going to London for every Burnley match. To Hillsborough for the cup semi, without a ticket. (Got one, by chance). Watching Ralph Coates, Dobbo, Trevor Steven, Dave Thomas, Paul Fletcher soar for headers. A young Ray Hankin show his skill. Down the divisions and back again. Getting very wet stood amongst so few. Whoosh and almost gone before the rise. Jump in the Sherpa Van and ride back up the leagues.

All the while, getting more and more hooked!

I admit it ...I am an addict.

Up the Clarets and thank you.
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Re: What era did you grow up in...

Postby GordonvaleClaret » Thu May 02, 2019 3:15 am

I forget.
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Postby Vegas Claret » Thu May 02, 2019 3:57 am

grow up ?
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Re: What era did you grow up in...

Postby RammyClaret61 » Thu May 02, 2019 6:02 am

In an era when you could decide Virtually up to kick off on a Saturday, and every Saturday, if you were or weren’t going to the football.

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Postby Blackrod » Thu May 02, 2019 9:52 am

I always think it must have been great for people who were teenagers or in their 20s in the 60s or 70s. Great music, great cars, no social media and you could take people on face value. On the football side of things to have witnessed the great 60s teams and then what has happened to this day must be a privilege.
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Postby Herts Clarets » Thu May 02, 2019 10:14 am

I started watching Burnley on a regular basis at the start of the 1980s. With the exception of what turned out to be a blip with the 1982 Div 3 win, it was pretty much a downward spiral throughout the decade. It got so bad at one point that "In an era when you could decide Virtually up to kick off on a Saturday" almost became if you turned up early and had a pair of boots, there was a chance your name ended up on the team sheet.....
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Postby thatdberight » Thu May 02, 2019 10:21 am

To be confirmed
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Postby ClaretTony » Thu May 02, 2019 10:24 am

Born 1952 so teenage years in the 1960s when I watched a Burnley team in the top flight and got caught up in the Beatles v Rolling Stones argument (you had to like one but you weren't allowed to like both) and I was, am and always will be a Stones fan.

I remember us having to go and get water from a standpipe outside the chippy during the 1959 drought, I never had mumps but did get chicken pox and measles like most kids. No computer games, we played out all day during the school holidays. We used to leg it if we saw the beat copper on his way when we were playing football on the street.

We got our first telly sometime in the 1950s and the first programme I watched was Muffin the Mule (which I believe is now an offence). My auntie had a telly before us but hers was only a BBC telly, we could get ITV on ours as well.

I think life was much more simple then as a kid. You were protected from so much by your mum and dad that's impossible now. No mobile phones, hell, we didn't even have a house phone.
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Postby Jakubs Tash » Thu May 02, 2019 10:31 am

ClaretTony wrote:Born 1952 so teenage years in the 1960s when I watched a Burnley team in the top flight and got caught up in the Beatles v Rolling Stones argument (you had to like one but you weren't allowed to like both) and I was, am and always will be a Stones fan.

A bit like whether you were Oasis or Blur in 1995...
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Postby ClaretTony » Thu May 02, 2019 10:33 am

Jakubs Tash wrote:A bit like whether you were Oasis or Blur in 1995...


You don't realise that it's the same for other generations but probably just the same in the 90s.

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Postby LoveCurryPies » Thu May 02, 2019 10:33 am

Teenage years in the 70's was spent at St Teds and doing the round of pubs before heading to the Cats Whiskers or Angels nightclubs. Happy memories mostly. Once woke up totally naked by the Towneley Hall pond with a rather lovely equally naked lady. Can't remember getting there but at 6am we were surrounded by rabbits.

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Postby Chobulous » Thu May 02, 2019 10:38 am

Born in 1953, 3rd November. Brought up in Stoneyholme. The Stones were my favourite as well. Could not stand Paul McCartney. Used to buy a box of bangers with my birthday money (144 in a box) and used them for all sorts of mayhem. Making banger guns with a bit of old conduit, putting them in a wet cow clap and making someone stand next to it when they went off.
All day football matches in Stoneyholme Junior Schoolyard.
Going down the “rat tunnel”, jumping the “swift”, walking the black pipe next to the tips.
It’s a wonder any of the kids down Stoneyholme survived into adulthood considering the things they routinely got up to.
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Postby tim_noone » Thu May 02, 2019 11:26 am

Chobulous wrote:Born in 1953, 3rd November. Brought up in Stoneyholme. The Stones were my favourite as well. Could not stand Paul McCartney. Used to buy a box of bangers with my birthday money (144 in a box) and used them for all sorts of mayhem. Making banger guns with a bit of old conduit, putting them in a wet cow clap and making someone stand next to it when they went off.
All day football matches in Stoneyholme Junior Schoolyard.
Going down the “rat tunnel”, jumping the “swift”, walking the black pipe next to the tips.
It’s a wonder any of the kids down Stoneyholme survived into adulthood considering the things they routinely got up to.

Happy Days!

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Postby JimMcDonald » Thu May 02, 2019 11:29 am

Bounce MCs, Burberry and Bubble.

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Postby mdd2 » Thu May 02, 2019 11:31 am

ClaretTony wrote:
We got our first telly sometime in the 1950s and the first programme I watched was Muffin the Mule (which I believe is now an offence). My auntie had a telly before us but hers was only a BBC telly, we could get ITV on ours as well. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think life was much more simple then as a kid. You were protected from so much by your mum and dad that's impossible now. No mobile phones, hell, we didn't even have a house phone.


I nearly posted that Tony about Muffin the Mule

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Postby ClaretTony » Thu May 02, 2019 11:34 am

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Postby tim_noone » Thu May 02, 2019 11:36 am

mdd2 wrote:I nearly posted that Tony about Muffin the Mule

It's a regular pastime in Blackburn :D
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Postby Rowls » Thu May 02, 2019 11:44 am

Born in '81 but still got measles, mumps and chicken pox

Grange hill, wham bars, space raiders, ringos chip sticks and adverts on milk bottles.

Burnley - Jimmy Mullen's Claret & Blue Armada in '94. The disastrous Waddle season. Stan dragging us up from the scruffs and turning us into a respectable team again.

Oasis > Blur but Pulp (especially Jarvis Cocker) better still

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Postby Dyched » Thu May 02, 2019 11:45 am

Blackrod wrote:I always think it must have been great for people who were teenagers or in their 20s in the 60s or 70s. Great music, great cars, no social media and you could take people on face value. On the football side of things to have witnessed the great 60s teams and then what has happened to this day must be a privilege.


Used to think that about bands. I grew up 90s/2000s with bands like The Libertines/Monkeys/The Strokes. But many of my favourites are those older bands. But here’s the thing. They were all new to me. Discovering Bob Dylan was immense. Just to delve into all that stuff. I never had to wait months for the next album. I’m not sure those that grew up back then appreciate bands of later generations.

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Re: What era did you grow up in...

Postby Steve1956 » Thu May 02, 2019 11:47 am

The 60s an era which will never be replicated.

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Postby LoveCurryPies » Thu May 02, 2019 12:33 pm

Steve1956 wrote:The 60s an era which will never be replicated.


Radio in the early 60's was mostly Lonnie Donegan, Perry Como, Matt Munro, Frank Ifield, Johnnie Ray, with a mix a bit of opera and classical music. The launch of Radio 1 in 1967 was refreshing and fun. Obviously some had enjoyed Radio Caroline but this was pop culture for the masses.

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Postby FactualFrank » Thu May 02, 2019 12:40 pm

To think, the generation that invented the Internet, the smartphone and the iPad all played outside as children.

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Postby bfcjg » Thu May 02, 2019 12:45 pm

Born early sixties so formative years late sixties and seventies, mills closing strikes etc etc but BFC kept you occupied. Playing out without worrying about being attacked then listening for your mum to call you in at whatever time.

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Postby IanMcL » Thu May 02, 2019 12:57 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
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I have a rocking horse, which has deserved the family through the generations and it's called Muffin.

Not to mention, Lenny the Lion! The moving mouthed ventriloquist!

I remember Listen with mother on the Light service, followed by the TV with the 15 mins children's programme. Picture Book, Andy Pandy, Bill & Ben, Rag, Tag and Bobtail, Woodentops.

This was BB....before Burnley.

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Postby ClaretTony » Thu May 02, 2019 12:58 pm

LoveCurryPies wrote:Radio in the early 60's was mostly Lonnie Donegan, Perry Como, Matt Munro, Frank Ifield, Johnnie Ray, with a mix a bit of opera and classical music. The launch of Radio 1 in 1967 was refreshing and fun. Obviously some had enjoyed Radio Caroline but this was pop culture for the masses.


Frank Ifield taught me to yodel while Lonnie Donegan showed me what to do with my grandma’s washboard.

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Postby spadesclaret » Thu May 02, 2019 1:06 pm

Does anyone else remember Uncle Mac on the wireless? He finished his children's programme each day at 6pm with, "Goodnight children, everywhere." That was my cue to start getting ready for bed when I was little more than a toddler.

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Postby Darnhill Claret » Thu May 02, 2019 1:30 pm

Born in 1952. Whilst working as a volunteer for 4 months in 1970 September to January 1971 at Hither Green hospital, I was invited to a night out up West in London by a very attractive nurse who was a Bajan (Barbados). I politely declined as I’d made other plans for the evening and didn’t want to change them. Her plan was for the two of us to meet up with her best friend Jeniffer who she hadn’t seen for about 18 months. Two weeks later and ‘best friend’ Jennifer (Hosten) was being crowned Miss World representing Guyana. Sometimes some things just don’t happen the way they should have.

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Postby tim_noone » Thu May 02, 2019 1:35 pm

Darnhill Claret wrote:Born in 1952. Whilst working as a volunteer for 4 months in 1970 September to January 1971 at Hither Green hospital, I was invited to a night out up West in London by a very attractive nurse who was a Bajan (Barbados). I politely declined as I’d made other plans for the evening and didn’t want to change them. Her plan was for the two of us to meet up with her best friend Jeniffer who she hadn’t seen for about 18 months. Two weeks later and ‘best friend’ Jennifer (Hosten) was being crowned Miss World representing Guyana. Sometimes some things just don’t happen the way they should have.

Don't worry ...me and Jennifer now live in Lewisham and are very happy :D
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Postby Vino blanco » Thu May 02, 2019 1:55 pm

Born in 1947, David Whitfield, Vera Lynn, Dickie Valentine, Rosemary Clooney on the radio, Les Shannon, Bobby Seith, Colin McDonald, Jimmy Mac on the Turf, Billy Bean, Life with the Lyons, the Range Rider on tv. Then I heard a song called Heartbreak Hotel by a guy called Elvis Presley on the radio, followed a few weeks later by Long Tall Sally by Little Richard: this was a life changer, I suddenly grew up, I was a teenager, but more imortantly I was a Rebel without a Cause. I remember seeing Billy Wright, Stan Matthews and Tom Finney on the Turf, but I'm sure they were playing in black and white back then.
Then came the sixties, Burnley had a great team, one of the best in Europe, the Beatles came along with their incredible, self-penned music (I also liked the Stones in a way). But the main thing was, everything was now in colour, football, tv, life in general was much easier, my father could afford brand new cars, we went abroad on holiday!!
There were some worrying times, the Cuban crisis, which could have meant the end of the world, jfk being assassinated, the Cold War, but hey ho, life was for living, football , Massey's draught bitter, mini skirts, the pill, I was playing drums in a rock band, sex, beer and rock and roll. Great times, great memories.
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Postby groove » Thu May 02, 2019 2:51 pm

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Postby DAVETHEVICAR » Thu May 02, 2019 3:26 pm

Born in 1944 and lived in Edenfield and Dad took my brother and I to Bury on the bus to watch the Shakers.
Around 1958 Dad took us by bus ( the 236) to watch Burnley and Bolton and also the 158 (I think). from Rochdale to Blackpool which went via Blackburn to see a game at all three grounds and suggested we pick a team to support ( He was not too keen on Football and a little fed up by being hit with apple cores thrown from the lads stand at Gigg lane where my brother and I were sitting.
Thankfully we picked Burnley as it was easier to get to the ground by bus than the other 2
School at Bolton was a great time in my life and the music was more Bobby Vee,Roy Orbison,Gene Pitney and Johnny Tillotson than the English singers Marty Wilde and Duffy Power, although Billy Fury was a top star.
Radio Luxembourg being the main provider
Ray Pointer,Jimmy Mcilroy,Jimmy Robson and Adam Blacklaw my main early heroes
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Postby Dougall » Thu May 02, 2019 4:31 pm

Born 1956, so at St. Ted's from '68 to '75 and the important teenage years were the 70s.
A truly fantastic variety of high quality music being made in different genres that ALL managed to influence pop.
Nights in town - the Hop, Broadsword, occasional ventures into pubs where adults went, Circulation, Angels, Rose Room on Sundays, Cats
Then, like mdd2, uni with fees paid and a maintenance grant and lots of girls! (cos the Pill had been invented but AIDS hadn't arrived yet)
And a job pretty much waiting for me when I graduated that matched what I'd studied (Civil/Structural Engineering)
Burnley sides including the tail end of the 60s greats, the Team of the 70s!, the teams of the 80s (whisper it quietly),old Wembley, Jimmy Mullen's Claret & Blue Army, Carlisle, York,steady progress, new Wembley (admittedly, a few years after football was invented!) and...
We're Burnley, we play how we want!....and we're still here!!!
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Re: What era did you grow up in...

Postby expoultryboy » Thu May 02, 2019 8:05 pm

Born in 1959 , lived in Reedley next to the cop shop on wharfedale avenue . Walters street school and then Nelson grammar school with the wonderful smell of borthwicks ! Worked in my fathers shop on Saturday morning for spends to go on the turf ( walking via queens park to see how many coaches they'd brought) . Early tv was tarzan , blue peter , magpie, thunderbirds , forced to watch the brothers or onedin line on a Sunday . Used to love do not adjust your set . Drinking started in the wig , greyhound , junction and the poultry . After college : worked at homefield mill , married and moved to Nelson . Started going in the Nelson poultry, star , gordon, sands and el trop ( can't understand why we divorce) . Played football for ngsobs , ycw , Nelson Stanley and barrowford nomads . Mostly happy days , when towns were a community and there were plenty of jobs .

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Postby cricketfieldclarets » Thu May 02, 2019 8:20 pm

Jakubs Tash wrote:A bit like whether you were Oasis or Blur in 1995...

Oasis and The Stones - obviously 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Postby cricketfieldclarets » Thu May 02, 2019 8:20 pm

LoveCurryPies wrote:Teenage years in the 70's was spent at St Teds and doing the round of pubs before heading to the Cats Whiskers or Angels nightclubs. Happy memories mostly. Once woke up totally naked by the Towneley Hall pond with a rather lovely equally naked lady. Can't remember getting there but at 6am we were surrounded by rabbits.

At it like Rabbits more like!

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Postby cricketfieldclarets » Thu May 02, 2019 8:22 pm

Chobulous wrote:Born in 1953, 3rd November. Brought up in Stoneyholme. The Stones were my favourite as well. Could not stand Paul McCartney. Used to buy a box of bangers with my birthday money (144 in a box) and used them for all sorts of mayhem. Making banger guns with a bit of old conduit, putting them in a wet cow clap and making someone stand next to it when they went off.
All day football matches in Stoneyholme Junior Schoolyard.
Going down the “rat tunnel”, jumping the “swift”, walking the black pipe next to the tips.
It’s a wonder any of the kids down Stoneyholme survived into adulthood considering the things they routinely got up to.

Heard all the tales. Brilliant.

Character building place :D

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Postby cricketfieldclarets » Thu May 02, 2019 8:24 pm

bfcjg wrote:Born early sixties so formative years late sixties and seventies, mills closing strikes etc etc but BFC kept you occupied. Playing out without worrying about being attacked then listening for your mum to call you in at whatever time.

Its literally unthinkable now. But playing out as kids, all of us went in when our mum or dad shouted. And we heard it from a mile away :D
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Postby GodIsADeeJay81 » Thu May 02, 2019 8:38 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:Its literally unthinkable now. But playing out as kids, all of us went in when our mum or dad shouted. And we heard it from a mile away :D


If I didn't hear my mum shouting for me, she made sure I'd hear her the next time :roll:

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Postby cricketfieldclarets » Thu May 02, 2019 8:41 pm

There was a next time?


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