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Looking for family or friends... / Re: STAMFORD BOYS SCHOOL
« on: May 21, 2018, 04:18 PM »
Do you remember a black haired lad called Sid, I can't remember his second name but he was well known and quite a tough lad

Nope thats a bit vague for a name (Sid) - perhaps someone else can enlighten us ?

Have a good week...
Larry E.

Memory Lane / Re: Where did everyone live and when?
« on: April 05, 2018, 06:18 PM »
When born (1950 Lake Hospital) my family lived at 45 Ambleside Ave, Ashton Moss.... but, then moved to 14 Kenyon Street until 1961 then we moved to 5 Hall St, Cockbrook until 1966 then my M&D bought a house on Birch Street.

Ask a question.... / Recipe for Cheese & Onion Pie
« on: February 25, 2018, 05:58 PM »
I was so impressed about member contributions for recipe for 'Tater Ash' I thought I would ask for another popular Item - Back in the Day..?

Can someone please post a genuine recipe for Cheese & Onion Pie ?

thought it was Cheshire (crumbly) Cheese for these pies - but I may be wrong

All help appreciated.....

Larry E.

Ask a question.... / Re: Recipe for 'Tater Ash'
« on: February 19, 2018, 04:54 PM »
I remember tater hash very well and make it as I remember from childhood some 60 years ago. The actual ingredient quantities are variable according to taste I think. I am sure there is no definitive recipe but what I will do is make it again as I usually do but this time measure all ingredients and record timings then send you my method.
I am sure the way I make it will be very similar to the way other Ashton residents have made it but I have no claim to any authenticity as I just make it as it was done at home in Ashton. Burlington.

Made Tater Hash today, so here is my take on it.


700gm of potatoes cut into half golf ball sized pieces
300gm of onions roughly chopped
300gm of carrots sliced into 0.5 thick "coins"
600gm beef mince
1 litre of beef stock ( I used a litre of water plus two Beef Oxo cubes )
Black pepper

1. Brown the mince making sure it is thoroughly broken up.
2. Put all the ingredients, including the stock, mixed thoroughly, into a suitably sized pan and bring to the boil.
3. Reduce to a medium simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are cooked. Test by pricking them with the point of a knife. They should be soft.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

You might need to add more fluid during the cooking process if it seems to be drying up.
Also try adding Worcestershire sauce.

I would be interested to see if this is similar to how other people remember it. Enjoy.

Hi Burlington... and thank you for this contribution I will pass it on to my wife who I'm sure will give it a go soon.

Much appreciated,

Larry E. (kenyon st kid)

Ask a question.... / Re: Recipe for 'Tater Ash'
« on: February 18, 2018, 08:51 AM »
Tater Ash is made to people's liking some like it made with corn beef some mince meat some diced steak Me I prefer it with mince or corn beef  I like carrots and onion in mine as well hope you find what you like  LCGI Fudge
Hi Fudge...... yes, I appreciate your comments about the Meat.... but I seek the basic RECIPE.... Anyone ?

All responses kindly accepted


Ask a question.... / Recipe for 'Tater Ash'
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:57 AM »
Howdy to all,
Yesterday (here in OZ) was pancake tuesday... and we all continue to enjoy those - hey?

Therefore today being ash wednesday.... when I was a lad in Ashton (1950-60's) my Mam used to make Tater Ash - for our evening meal and I'm sure many here may still enjoy?

Can anyone help me with the genuine local recipe for Tater Ash - so that we (here in OZ) can continue with this wonderful food.

Have a nice day....


General Discussion / Re: RADIO or TV
« on: October 04, 2017, 03:47 PM »
Hi Greeny, yes you touched a nerve in me with this post...... I remember all of those radio shows you mentioned..... remember the Billie Cotton catch cry of "Wakie Wakie" LOL

Thanks for the rekindled memory....

Talking about Ashton / Re: My art exhibition
« on: September 18, 2017, 02:38 AM »
Nice work Vanessa..... and thanks for sharing here.



Smile, please! / Re: Lets start with a smile
« on: September 10, 2017, 03:31 PM »
the chicken is  offended evan after all the jokes the crossing on the road  is named  after a zebra
I just don't get that.....  Kennetho ?

Smile, please! / Re: oldies
« on: September 06, 2017, 03:15 PM »
Many 'happy returns of the day" - to you.

Keep on - keeping on,

-Larry  :)

But, Kiwis are always way-behind - with most things eh?


Just checking the Women's World Rugby Cup Final and the Bledisloe Cup scores, nope, don't think so  ;)

Nope... those two just ain't - most things now are they!

Keep on dreaming

A consequence of all these alleged pervs being unmasked is that anything they appeared in over the years is going to be out-of-bounds as far as repeats are concerned. We've already seen that on Top Of The Pops. The impact on shows like Corrie and anything a certain Australian artist/singer appeared on will be enormous.
In NZ we're about 2 or 3 years behind the episodes of Corrie that are being aired in the UK so I s'pose it begs the question as to whether or not TVNZ will at some time in the future feel it necessary to edit out some stories involving certain actors who may or may not be guilty of being very naughty at some stage in their pasts  :-X

As for the aging wobbleboard player, he's always been about as popular as a fart in a spacesuit this side of the Tasman  :)

Hmmm.... We get episodes of Corrie here in Australia within 24 hrs of them being aired in UK.... you just need to know where to get them.  But, Kiwis are always way-behind - with most things eh?


Ask a question.... / Re: 1930's = 1940's Game - Pegotty
« on: August 27, 2017, 06:41 PM »
hi too shy thats the game split the kippers , any one remember these two games slaps, and knuckles ? must have been mad  :)
Hi Greeny..... yes remember both "slaps and knuckles" very well - I even taught those games to my own kids too - Ha.Ha.

- Have a good week.

Ask a question.... / Re: 1930's = 1940's Game - Pegotty
« on: August 25, 2017, 03:05 AM »
Never heard of "splits" before....what on earth was it for?   What was the point - or end result?  and besides the kitchen knife, what did you use and what was the intent?   ???
Hi Joyce, well any knife would do...... (usually one from the home cutlery drawer) so, its a game for two players - who stood on soft ground (grass) and faced each other with their feet astride at shoulder width. Okay, the object of the game was to make your opponent do the splits by progressivly widening their stance (feet) until they eventually fall over. In order to do that one player threw the knife at the ground which had to stick in the soft grass (blade first) if it stuck in the ground then the opponent had to move their foot to touch the knife then remove it from the ground and give the knife back to the thrower....... for another go. Hence if you could stick the knife in at every throw - the the game is won by the thrower because the opponent would eventually lose balance and fall over. However, if a throwers blade did not stick-in, then the other player became the thrower and so worked on the opponent to widen their stance. I often saw this game whereby both players were at their limit of balance... and because of that neither player could successfully throw the knife to make it stick-in the ground (watchers would retrieve any knife that had bounced away from reach of the players) - then it became a test of strength and duration. So, whomever fell over first - duly lost the contest. Hard to explain the tension, strength and levels of concentration required... but I hope you've got the principals of how it was played. I've seen players who were straddled for hours - some even continued to play after dark (in torchlight) Hahaha - the good old days brought out pride grit and a great determination to last. - eh?

Have a great day.....


Ask a question.... / Re: 1930's = 1940's Game - Pegotty
« on: August 23, 2017, 06:36 PM »
Remember playing "Splits" using a kitchen knife - anyone?

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