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For the Oldies

Post by Terry Murphy » Fri May 30, 2014 3:36 pm

Doe's this strike a chord for some of you Oldies.
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Post by john kerwin » Fri May 30, 2014 7:28 pm

sounds about right,that could be one of my grand kids.had to give one of them my new smart phone,I'm not smart enough to use it.
I'm still used to Button A and B.and 3d in the slot :(

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Re: For the Oldies

Post by Bill Bentley » Sat May 31, 2014 7:46 am

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I liked those old telephones. A friend of mine showed me how to wedge a piece of cotton wool in the return coin slot, the next day hook it out with a piece of wire and get a shower of (I'm sure they were sixpenny pieces) ... but you are a bit older than me John so it might have been a three penny bits in your day :lol:
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Post by Brian Moulton » Sat May 31, 2014 11:53 am

Hey John,

You're not that young, the coin boxes in Prestwich and Whitefield used to take old pennies.
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Brian "Solly" Moulton

If it's not broke ........ Mess about with it, until it is !!

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Just a very careful Christian with short arms and deep pockets !!

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Post by john kerwin » Sat May 31, 2014 12:28 pm

and groats.

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Post by Bob_H » Sat May 31, 2014 2:03 pm

This is my earliest recollection of a phone - that actually worked!
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During my Bovington days I often relied upon this:
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Owfen born and Warburtons bred :lol:

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Re: For the Oldies

Post by Brian Moulton » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:38 am

Dit Dit Dah Dit Dah Dah Dit Dah

G7BKL
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Re: For the Oldies

Post by Bill Bentley » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:14 am

I had to learn morse for one of my jungle tours, but all that I can remember now is: ... --- ...

How fitting !

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Re: For the Oldies

Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:47 pm

Bob
I thought it was semaphore in your days

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Post by Bob_H » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:54 pm

Phil(Quassie)Baldwin wrote:Bob
I thought it was semaphore in your days
Aah - that was my Boys Brigade days - another story :)
Owfen born and Warburtons bred :lol:

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Re: For the Oldies

Post by jsj » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:45 pm

Can't stand noisy kids! In my day it were beacons on the top of hills...So there!
Cheers, Syd.

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Re: For the Oldies

Post by Bill Bentley » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:06 am

Syd,

could those 'noisy kids' have been Scots ?
I've just looked at your profile and noted that you started at 'Hadrians Camp, Carlisle'. So presumably not only did you use Beacon signals but you (Romans) cleared the peaks, of forest, to create 'the line of sight'.

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Re: For the Oldies

Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:31 pm

We use to send messeges by cutting notches in a stick. Sent one to a friend he phoned me and ask what 3 notches ment. I said how the hell should I know but at least you phoned me so its on your bill
Phil

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