After a bit of searching and coffee I found this. The door glass is in strips as I remember and it's a Parkray though I don't remember it having the knob bottom right.
Now that's something from our formative years I don't miss. Remember taking a bath by candle light? How we were taught to stick the candles in a bowl when going to bed and to make sure we put water in the bowl so we didn't burn the house down in the middle of the night?Always got a couple of boxes for emergencies,to go with the box of candles.
Sad I know but,it's a left over from the early 70's, when the power cuts were unpredictable !
And this stuff, although there was a fair chance it would also remove all of your fillings . . . Which most kids had.
Living in ex wwll prefabScraping the ice off the inside of the single glazed, aluminium framed windows in the morning. Aluminium is an excellent heat conductor.
Perfect for single glazed windows.
relive Remembering to put a candle in a jar under the high level cistern of the outside toilet to prevent it freezing. more importantly remembering to light the candle...
If they are just ordinary 40W bayonet fitting Amazon has plenty but they are a bit steep in price. They call the traditional filament type "rough service".
These exact ones were fitted in all the Coal Board houses where I grew up. Everyone got free coke to burn in them.After a bit of searching and coffee I found this. The door glass is in strips as I remember and it's a Parkray though I don't remember it having the knob bottom right.
Thanks, I'm wondering if there was one now and I've forgotten. Do remember the tool you mentioned, lifted the front off and formed the handle to the ash pan IIRC.These exact ones were fitted in all the Coal Board houses where I grew up. Everyone got free coke to burn in them.
You pulled/pushed the knob on the side with a special tool, to shake the ashes into the holder at the bottom.
A perfectly harmless (for once) and innocuous memory just flitted into my head.
Circa 1959-62 I used to walk to school in Cove. On a frosty winter morning the spiders webs in the bushes would freeze up and look like a silver filigree made by a magic jeweler.
If you got a small stick and bent it into a loop you could collect the spiders web on it. You ended up with something resembling a miniature tennis racket or snowshoe. Very pretty to look at but no rhyme nor reason for doing it.
A quick Google image search showed no pictures of this so I assume kids no longer do it.
Certainly a lot less damaging to nature than my mother and her childhood friends sticking a straw up a frogs arse and inflating it.