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For us older miserable sods

Post by bfcjg » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:59 pm

What were you doing thirty/forty years ago ?
For me down Burnley with my beautiful girlfriend who became my beautiful wife dancing in Annabellas or Angels perhaps the Swan trying to ensure I wasn't to rough for the new years day game. Children,grandchildren mortgages etc, one thing through it all BFC.

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Post by FactualFrank » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:03 am

Possibly at the caravan site with my grandparents. We used to go to a place called Tosside.
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Post by Aclaret » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:06 am

bfcjg wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:59 pm
What were you doing thirty/forty years ago ?
For me down Burnley with my beautiful girlfriend who became my beautiful wife dancing in Annabellas or Angels perhaps the Swan trying to ensure I wasn't to rough for the new years day game. Children,grandchildren mortgages etc, one thing through it all BFC.
Roughly the same but around Rossendale, you old miserable sod 😁

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Post by bfcjg » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:10 am

A claret......hows the arthritis?

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Post by Aclaret » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:13 am

Back, neck and wrists. Growing old miserably 🤣
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Post by bfcmik » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:39 am

bfcjg wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:59 pm
What were you doing thirty/forty years ago ?
For me down Burnley with my beautiful girlfriend who became my beautiful wife dancing in Annabellas or Angels perhaps the Swan trying to ensure I wasn't to rough for the new years day game. Children,grandchildren mortgages etc, one thing through it all BFC.
40 years ago: Almost exactly the same (but with my own fiancee, LOL). Troll around Burnley's delightful purveyors of alcoholic liquors and beverages then on to the Angels, or possibly the Cats/Annabellas. I almost certainly drank too much :roll: :oops:

30 years ago: Party with friends in Northants where we then lived whilst the old lady across the road looked after the 2 kids. I almost certainly drank too much :roll: :oops:

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Post by Cirrus_Minor » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:39 am

Daydreaming, fantasising hopelessly about my team ever getting back into the top league. Worrying about constant relegation and our clubs survival.

Fast forward 35 / 45 years, we get into the premier league and stay there. Without big investment, local or foreign.
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Post by bfcjg » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:44 am

Aclaret wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:13 am
Back, neck and wrists. Growing old miserably 🤣
Knee, to much football.

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Post by Claret » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:53 am

bfcjg wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:59 pm
What were you doing thirty/forty years ago ?
For me down Burnley with my beautiful girlfriend who became my beautiful wife dancing in Annabellas or Angels perhaps the Swan trying to ensure I wasn't to rough for the new years day game. Children,grandchildren mortgages etc, one thing through it all BFC.
44 years ago tonight, getting thrown out of The Hop.
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Post by bfcjg » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:59 am

Claret wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:53 am
44 years ago tonight, getting thrown out of The Hop.
Great memories of the Hop. Just zoom forward 44 years and Ronald Mc Donald would be evicting you.😁

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Post by CnBtruntru » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:02 am

Getting old gracefully with my rhuematoid arthritis injection swollen wrists, neck, two knees replaced, god I miss the Turf, HNY everyone, stay safe and a wish that 2021 is brilliant year for one and all.
Probably in the Waggon & Horses Brierfield having a great time.

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Post by ClaretTony » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:04 am

Too old to remember. Thirty years ago I was definitely at home, forty years ago I was probably still young and daft enough to have been out.
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Post by Paul Waine » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:08 am

I've had to put some dates on the maths. 40 years back, that was New Year 1980/81. Newly married - and still married today. 30 years back our oldest would be 7 and his sister 4. I've got to go back 45+ years to have been at Angels/Cats Whiskers/The Hop - or Bees Knees in Accy - or there was a club in Whalley or a house party somewhere...

Happy New Year, everyone.

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Post by Herts Clarets » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:48 am

30 years ago I was keen on a young lady who happened to work in a pub in the village where one of my mates lived. We ventured to the pub and the said lady was indeed working and had dressed as a French maid for the evening, fishnet stockings etc. I chatted to her every time I visited the bar and didn't appear to be having much success.

Late in the evening and we're sat in the pool room when in walks the young lady, sits on my knee and says I have finished work now it's time for me to have some fun. Would you like to buy me a drink. I walked her home around 3am then went back to the pub where my mate let me back in. 6am and we're sat at the bar and the landlord says I think it's time you went home lads. You are the only 2 left here and I open again in 5 hours.

Went back to my mates house and planned to get a bus home as we were playing Scunthorpe on the Turf NYD. It took until about 9am for the penny to drop that there were no buses on NYD!

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Post by BenWickes » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:31 am

30 years ago on NYE I would have been 17. Been working my backside off all year and was glad of a rest. I stayed in and had a quiet night with a few beers. The lads at work invited me out but I said to them 'I see you lot 50 hours a week. I don't want to see you when I am off work'. Roll on 30 years and I stayed in with the wife and had a quiet night with a few beers/wine.
I think I've always been a miserable sod :lol:

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Post by Vegas Claret » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:42 am

this is what I was doing 20 years ago !!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x45BtoJpoks

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Post by RammyClaret61 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:00 am

Probably doing the Rammy Mile. Pub crawl from one end of Rammy to the other.
Start in the Good Sam, then bus to Hare & Hounds, the back to the Good Sam. Via Waterloo, Fusiliers, Masons, Old Dun, Major, Grey Mare, Clarence, Grants, Royal Oak, Railway & back to the Sam.

5 of those pubs now gone.
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Post by CaptJohn » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:00 am

40 years ago: At sea on a ULCC en-route from Mina Al Ahmadi (Kuwait) to Rotterdam, going around the Cape because she was far too large for the Suez Canal.
30 years ago: Living in Doha, Qatar so it would have been a pretty quiet festive season. Think no pubs or bars and we even had to hold secret carol services out in the desert.

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Post by Stayingup » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:05 am

Listening to the Stacksteads Prize band at the Buck Inn in Cowpe. Still p!ssed from the night before but loving it.
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Post by Bosscat » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:39 am

FactualFrank wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:03 am
Possibly at the caravan site with my grandparents. We used to go to a place called Tosside.
Crow-Trees Frank ..... ???

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Post by ten bellies » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:04 am

FactualFrank wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:03 am
Possibly at the caravan site with my grandparents. We used to go to a place called Tosside.
Could get a bit wintry up there.

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Post by strayclaret » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:20 am

On my way on a special train to Coventry in 1974. A 1-1 draw and the coldest I’ve ever been at a match, having arrived at Colne railway station without my coat. I recall feeling rough for the next 4 or 5 days but still went into work. You did in those days as sickness was frowned upon 😩 especially if it was football related 🤨

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Post by durhamclaret » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:20 am

I remember being in the Cats and me and my mate trying to chat up “fit birds” without success, then my mate said he would try another tactic, this involved going up to said fit bird and asking if they had a light, if the light was forthcoming the next question was “ have you got a cigarette? “ I think it worked just the once after being told where to go many times! Happy days.

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Post by jojomk1 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:26 am

Was I at the Orient game

I can't remember :roll:
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Post by Guitargeorge » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:43 am

Forty years ago I was looking forward to the appointment of a big name manager, someone who had no previous ties with the club, and someone who could provide a springboard for a fantastic journey through the eighties. Oops

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Post by Jimmymaccer » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:59 pm

1980 my first year in work......NatWest Burnley Markets......so NYE probably started in The Cattle Market......and ended in a cattle market (Cats!)

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Post by Claret Till I Die » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:04 pm

40 years ago I was sat at home with a broken leg. Done when sledging.
30 years ago I'd be in the Bay Horse topping up last nights tipples

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Post by Burypaddy » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:18 pm

I have done the same rammy from the hare and hounds straight through to town centre via all the pubs ending in the indian in ramsbottom town centre forget its name. All my uncles live in rammy (storey clan), happy times.

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Post by BennyD » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:26 pm

Claret wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:53 am
44 years ago tonight, getting thrown out of The Hop.
The only pub I’ve ever been thrown out of was the Hop and that was about 40 years ago. More recently, the kebab shop in Stoke wasn’t a pub! :lol:

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Post by Pearcey » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:42 pm

31 years ago tomorrow I joined the RAF. I left 5 years ago.
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Post by Grumps » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:44 pm

40 yrs ago... Pub crawl round Blackburn

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Post by CaptJohn » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:43 pm

strayclaret wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:20 am
On my way on a special train to Coventry in 1974. A 1-1 draw and the coldest I’ve ever been at a match, having arrived at Colne railway station without my coat. I recall feeling rough for the next 4 or 5 days but still went into work. You did in those days as sickness was frowned upon 😩 especially if it was football related 🤨
It was damned cold that day for sure. I was driving down and had an accident on the A41 between Chester & Whitchurch. Spun off the road on black ice into a ditch. A Police car arrived and the Copper slipped when getting out of his car on the ice :o . A few other cars spun on the same bend whilst I was waiting for a tow truck. I didn't make the game :(

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Post by Rumbletonk » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:48 pm

bfcjg wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:59 pm
What were you doing thirty/forty years ago ?
For me down Burnley with my beautiful girlfriend who became my beautiful wife dancing in Annabellas or Angels perhaps the Swan trying to ensure I wasn't to rough for the new years day game. Children,grandchildren mortgages etc, one thing through it all BFC.
I remember having to wear a tie to get into Angels. Things were very different in there a few years later. Good times

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Post by dpinsussex » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:51 pm

40 years ago last night I will have been in bed
30 years ago probably somewhere like the Ritzy
20 years ago agreed to do the London marathon
10 years ago back in bed by 12 probably watched Jools
Last night back in bed by 11.

Staggering how your life changes as you get older

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Post by JinkingJames » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:53 pm

40 years ago - pulling pints in the Albion at Clayton Le Moors or if I was lucky doing the disco.

30 years ago - down the Accy Road - pub crawl usually ending up in the Alma - in training for the Paralympics in 91.

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Post by morpheus2 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:59 pm

Getting roughed-up by the Old Bill in The Longside again

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Post by HollandsPies » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:28 pm

We got sick of going down Burnley, so a group of us started doing 'the Brierfield 10'.
A top night out starting off at those 2 pubs at the top of the hill (nr Edge End) then down to the Snowball and Greyhound etc.
Even saw marlonspants outside the Greyhound looking tough and hard with a fag waiting for the bus from Alkincoats to Burnley.

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Post by Dixie Normous » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:34 pm

BMH Hong Kong . Loads of fit nurses , plenty of beer . Left Burnley at 16 and never came home

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Post by Spike » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:54 pm

Grumps wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:44 pm
40 yrs ago... Pub crawl round Blackburn
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Me too!

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Post by Rumbletonk » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:06 pm

HollandsPies wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:28 pm
We got sick of going down Burnley, so a group of us started doing 'the Brierfield 10'.
A top night out starting off at those 2 pubs at the top of the hill (nr Edge End) then down to the Snowball and Greyhound etc.
Even saw marlonspants outside the Greyhound looking tough and hard with a fag waiting for the bus from Alkincoats to Burnley.
Lane Ends and Marsden Cross?

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Post by Grumps » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:12 pm

Spike wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:54 pm
It's a long crawl that revidge run....

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Post by Cabbage » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:00 pm

30 years ago I was in Washington DC visiting my sister for Christmas.
I insisted that I had to fly back for the Man City game in the third round of the fa cup. We lost, I should have stayed in the US!

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Post by Spike » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:32 pm

Grumps wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:12 pm
It's a long crawl that revidge run....
Not so long now ! Loads shut down!
Back in the day I would be Downtown

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Post by tim_noone » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:01 am

durhamclaret wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:20 am
I remember being in the Cats and me and my mate trying to chat up “fit birds” without success, then my mate said he would try another tactic, this involved going up to said fit bird and asking if they had a light, if the light was forthcoming the next question was “ have you got a cigarette? “ I think it worked just the once after being told where to go many times! Happy days.
You need to get yourself on the Hypothetical sex Thred. :lol:
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