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battyrat
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Last Activity: 1 week ago
Joined: 20-10-2011
Location: Trowbridge,wiltshire
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  • battyrat
    replied to Fashion in primary school
    Re: Fashion in primary school

    When I started primary school it was school uniform including shorts shirt tie and school cap. When the new head master took over in the mid 70's then uniform went out and daily fashion came in of flared trousers cheese shirts with large collars and tank...
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  • Re: Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day

    I think it's a good time not just to remember the war dead but other people who contributed to the war effort but died during those years of other things.

    I would like to remember not just my grandfather and great great uncle who died...
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  • Re: Coronavirus... thoughts ..

    The shop at the top of our road nobody seems to wear masks and social distancing does not exist. All the shop owner is interested in is money. Nothing is said to anybody. In fact I think many people use that shop because they are not forced to cover their...
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  • Re: Green Shield Stamps



    Many stamps back then had a characteristic taste. Some of those pasted kiddies stickers also had the same taste....
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  • Re: Green Shield Stamps

    Certainly helped for Christmas, which is why mum saved them.

    It's surprising how many uncashed books used to turn up when buying large lots and collections of old stamps.
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  • battyrat
    replied to American Election 2020
    Re: American Election 2020

    Fed up about hearing about American news. Waited last night for some national news but had to sit through half hour of American before we got to it. Our own elections are bad enough. It's a real bore man!

    But being English through and through. Trump...
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  • Re: Coronavirus... thoughts ..

    I wear a facemask 12 hours a day now even at work. Cannot wear a fancy one as not work issue and they don't have a health certificate so employer is not covered.

    Even though it's now mandatory at my work place work, employer is very reluctant...
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  • Re: What Was Your Favourite Thing About Christmas When You Were Young,

    Not hearing about Christmas until we were well into December.

    It sort of made it feel a lot more special then what it is now.
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