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    Who remembers the rag and bone man?....more to the point why was he named rag and bone? for anyone unfamiliar this was a guy who would ride a horse and cart around the streets shouting "RAG/BONE" people would then take out any old clothes in exchange for a balloon or a donkey stone which was used to clean the front doorstep. keen gardeners would shovel up the horseshit for the roses
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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    Who remembers the rag and bone man?....more to the point why was he named rag and bone? for anyone unfamiliar this was a guy who would ride a horse and cart around the streets shouting "RAG/BONE" people would then take out any old clothes in exchange for a balloon or a donkey stone which was used to clean the front doorstep. keen gardeners would shovel up the horseshit for the roses
    Yes !!

    My mum gave me some old clothes or material to give him and I think he gave me some toffees .... I think !?


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    There is some guy who comes round my partner's street in an open van, ringing a bell - she knows him as the "ting-ting man" - who is the closest thing I've seen to a rag 'n' bone man in recent times (people give him stuff to use or scrap)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    There is some guy who comes round my partner's street in an open van, ringing a bell - she knows him as the "ting-ting man" - who is the closest thing I've seen to a rag 'n' bone man in recent times (people give him stuff to use or scrap)...
    There are a few scrap men I see around near me. I can remember they used to offer to pick up TVs when it was the digital switchover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    There are a few scrap men I see around near me. I can remember they used to offer to pick up TVs when it was the digital switchover.
    Yeah, scrap men are still a familiar site but rag and bone men have long since gone the way of the dodo. We now have clothes banks sited in supermarket carparks dont we?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    There is some guy who comes round my partner's street in an open van, ringing a bell
    Maybe a leper ?




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    We put our broken white dishwasher at the front of our house ... as the guy next door assured us that the scrap dealers would see it and take it away ..

    It was still there a week later ... anyways after we come home from a day out we noticed some smartarse had written in big black ink on the side of the washer ... HOW LONG ??

    I was so annoyed I got a marker pen and wrote on the other side ..

    HOW RUDE !!


    About ten minutes later one of our neighbors .. a 6'5" ex rugby ex police guy was banging on our front door !!!

    Luckily by then I'd phoned a mate with a van to come round for it ...

    So when he said to me .. " so how long !!?? "


    I said "about 20 minutes !! "

    Thankfully he didn't harm me


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    Never recall 'rag & bone " men when I was growing up. The modern version is simply place any old rubbish you want disposed outside your home .. make a call to council and they will be around within the week to remove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zincubus View Post
    maybe a leper ?




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    lmfao...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Maybe a leper ?




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    Well he did say business was dropping off...
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