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Big Tim
Big Tim
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Last Activity: 3 days ago
Joined: 13-08-2015
Location: York
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  • Big Tim
    replied to School Outings/Trips
    Barcelona was brilliant. I think I need to get back there some day.

    Totally agree re: Malton and Goole. The idea of the project was to compare two reasonably sized towns in terms of their urban / economic backgrounds being a similar distance from York (where the school was), and how industry,...
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  • Yes, White Arrow vans were regularly seen in Yorkshire. As mentioned above, they were responsible for shipping a lot of the goods from "Catalogue Clubs".

    My mum was an agent for Kays Catalogue in the 1980's / early 90's and all items which her friends / family / neighbours ordered...
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  • There was definitely a ghost train on the South Bay at Scarborough, certainly in the mid 1980's through to the early 1990's. It was opposite the Harbour, about half way along the promenade.

    I think it's the premises which is now occupied either by the "Terror Tower" (which is...
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  • Big Tim
    replied to Cross Country Running PE
    Our class were packed onto the school minibus, and driven four miles to a place called Strensall Common. Ideal for cross country running, except on certain days when the Army are doing exercises - there is a large barracks adjacent. The public may not access the common when red flags are flying as this...
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  • Big Tim
    replied to School Outings/Trips
    I went on lots of school trips - both primary and secondary.

    Primary School:
    1986 - Light-water Valley, near Ripon. It was more of a wildlife park / farm attraction with a few fairground rides back then, opposed to being a Theme Park.
    1987 - Skipton Castle (Day Trip)
    1988...
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  • Although it will be thirty years in September, I remember my first day at secondary school well.

    We had evening visits to schools in our catchment area, before making our preferences - probably during Autumn term in the last year of primary school. It was actually quite enjoyable, as the...
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  • Yes - but only in Years 8 and 9 - 1992-94. It wasn't an "option" for GCSE. One lesson a week (50 minute slot).

    I remember a bit of skirting around the subject of Sex Education. But also other bits and pieces, including first aid training - gaining a "St. John's Ambulance...
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  • Paradise Lost - John Milton's epic. Now that was hard going, and if you took your eye off it for a even a sentence then the whole thing become an even more turgid nondescript farce.

    Some Shakespeare I quite enjoyed. MacBeth, The Tempest and The Merchant of Venice were all ok. I wasn't so...
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  • At Primary (1986/7 - 1991), and only on rare occasions by one very "old-school" teacher, and then it was if he was in an agitated frame of mind, i.e. dishing out a good telling off (!) and he'd forgotten that it was nearing the 1990's, and not the start of his career 35+ years previous....
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  • Big Tim
    replied to Crosse and Blackwell
    Thanks for the response - I missed the Heinz version which made a comeback. I would have definitely given it a try for nostalgia, if nothing else.

    Been looking for any information on C&B London Grill. Very few images, but found this on another forum (found via Google)
    https:/...
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  • Big Tim
    replied to Crosse and Blackwell
    Think it was Crosse & Blackwell that did "London Grill" in the 80's. It came in a standard sized tin with a label that was red in colour. It was simply heated in a saucepan (or if you had one back then, a microwave).

    Baked Beans, Sausage, Bacon and small pieces of Kidney (yes,...
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  • Big Tim
    replied to Vending Machines
    Sorry to "bump" an old thread. But I remember vending machines for all sorts of weird and wonderful things. I do remember the hot snacks one mentioned in the O.P., but I don't think any frying took place, so it was probably the later micro-chips setup that I saw - I think possibly it was in...
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  • Big Tim
    replied to Supermarkets
    Not sure if you'll see this, as it's nearly two years since your post. But Sainsbury's took Jackson's branches over in York. They called themselves "Sainsbury's At Jacksons" for a while, before just becoming small Sainsbury's stores. There's still one branded as Sainsbury's on Blossom Street...
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  • We had a load of Kelloggs branded cereal bowls, and some pretty sturdy soup mugs which weren't branded, but listed the ingredients but not the recipe to make a soup. (They were more than big enough for a whole tin and could be used in the microwave). They came from Shell in the 1980's. Still use the...
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