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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #960 on: August 27, 2016, 05:17 PM »
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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #961 on: August 28, 2016, 01:12 PM »
You captured the moment well Mark.

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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #962 on: August 29, 2016, 09:13 AM »
Thanks, as always, SoN. 


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Re: Ashton Pictures
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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #965 on: September 04, 2016, 04:41 AM »
Nice, don't see a lot of white swans in NZ, mostly mucky ducks  ;)
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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #966 on: September 04, 2016, 10:18 AM »
Nice, don't see a lot of white swans in NZ, mostly mucky ducks  ;)
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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #967 on: September 08, 2016, 12:33 PM »
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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #968 on: October 11, 2016, 06:59 PM »
I remember the ducks in Akaroa.

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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #969 on: November 05, 2016, 08:12 PM »
Would. Some kind person  take a couple of pictures of  nov. 5th  treacle toffee. Bonfires  Parkin. Oh  boy those. We're. The. Days. Cheers. Kenneth'o

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« Reply #970 on: November 11, 2016, 10:03 PM »
Looks like you didn't get the pictures you were after, Kenneth. The fact is that Bonfire Night is now no longer celebrated the way that it might have been when you were a lad (you will remember all of those bonfires, more or less at the end of every terraced street). Some years back, there was a big clampdown on privately organised bonfires (which were seen as potentially quite lethal). We were encouraged to think more of attending communal bonfires, where perhaps a hundred or more folk might turn up. There was invariably a firework display rather than everybody "doing their own thing". Local authorities would put money into these events but, in recent years, local authorities are now thinking more of saving money rather than spending it so the "town" bonfires seem to have died a death.The rules on buying and selling fireworks now seem to have tightened up to the extent that fewer fireworks seem to be around (although there are some massive imported jobs which don't sound much different than a terrorist attack). All in all, things have changed and most youngsters barely seem to know what Bonfire Night is all about - a bit of our history ready to disappear.

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« Reply #971 on: November 11, 2016, 11:57 PM »
thanks too shy  yes  things have changed  i can see why it would be quite leathal  with what would be available these days too bad it used to be a fun time in the old days but time  marches on without the treacle  toffee parkin  and guy  fawks.. cheers   kennetho

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« Reply #972 on: November 13, 2016, 05:15 PM »
.... and spuds baked in the fire. I've not seen kids doing 'Penny for the Guy' for years now'.

Where I live, the Rugby Club puts in a firework display every year for paying spectators and I get a grandstand view from the upstairs window. But this year they had to stop prematurely because of the rain which was persisting down.

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« Reply #973 on: November 13, 2016, 11:34 PM »
"Spuds baked in the fire", that was always one of the highlights of a traditional bonfire. Sadly, now, SON, most, if not all of those Bonfire Night traditions have disappeared almost entirely. No more youngsters stood on street corners asking for "A penny for the Guy", no more knocking on doors and singing,"Gunpowder Plot will never be forgot, while Old England stands on a rock. Up a ladder down a hole, please to give us a cob o'coal or ha'penny. If you haven't got a ha'penny a penny will do, if you haven't got a penny, God bless you." Then there was the bonfire itself, we collected wood for weeks and weeks before Bonfire Night and scoured for it up every back alley in Dukinfield. We dashed home from school every night to guard our pile which grew and grew as each week went buy. We invariably built a "den" underneath it all (this would have been considered a deathtrap by today's health and safety rules and regulations). Our favourite activity was called "ramping", where we left one or two behind to guard the ever-growing pile of wood and set off throughout the town to try to steal wood from anyone else's unguarded piles. We were cheeky little monkeys but loved every minute of it. Bonfire Night was certainly one of the highlights of the year - everyone on the street came out and the mums kept up a constant supply of parkin, treacle toffee and, to round it off, those marvellous baked potatos in the fire - "burnt to a cinder."

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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #974 on: November 14, 2016, 03:14 AM »
Oh yes the good old days my mouth is watering thinking of the treacle toffee Parkin  hot spuds  yum.  Yum. Cheers. Kenneth'o