The Pedant's Revolt

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Re: The Pedant's Revolt

Post by mvgrogan » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:49 pm

can't you talk proper like what i does??
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Nah
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Post by englishangel » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:17 pm

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Post by Kim2s70-77 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:52 am

I could of went somewhere with that!

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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:27 pm

TBA has just purchased a new, Zanuzzi Washing Machine -------

Careful girl that she is, she sat down to read the instructions ------

I could not help, but notice, they were headed -- "MANUAL"

I thought it was automatic, but I await the arrival of the "Dolly" ----- (You may be too young to remember those, or Mangles !)

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Post by Fjgrogan » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:04 pm

Not at all, Neill. At Hertford for many generations there was outside the swimming pool a mangle which was used to wring out swimming costumes.
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Post by kerrensimmonds » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:29 pm

I remember it well.....
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Post by sejintenej » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:04 pm

Fjgrogan wrote:Not at all, Neill. At Hertford for many generations there was outside the swimming pool a mangle which was used to wring out swimming costumes.
I see mangles quite frequently; they are used by the hand car-wash places to get the water out of their chamois leathers.

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Re: The Pedant's Revolt

Post by englishangel » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:31 pm

The mangle was still there in 1972. We await Maria's comment with interest.

When I was a child and my Mum had a non-automatic washing machine, it had an electric mangle attached to the top, which my 8 year old brother stuck his hand through. He crushed the nerve in his middle finger.
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Re: The Pedant's Revolt

Post by Angela Woodford » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:15 am

englishangel wrote:The mangle was still there in 1972.

When I was a child and my Mum had a non-automatic washing machine, it had an electric mangle attached to the top

What a sensible gadget that was, saving us from dreary dripping cossies in the cloakroom! Mary, was your mother's washing machine a vast terrifying vat on three legs that made a sonorous thumping noise in action? As I had older parents, ours may well have been a more ancient and dangerous model...
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Re: The Pedant's Revolt

Post by englishangel » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:13 am

No, ours must have been new in 1963. We moved into a house on the mains in January of that year. Before that we had a well and my Dad had to pump the water up by hand twice a day (maybe 3 times but I was still in bed the first time) and we didn't have a washing machine, just a big old copper where anything that could be boiled, was boiled, and anything that couldn't was washed by hand. My Mum may even have had a dolly, I don't remember. I do remember some old wooden laundry tongs which lifted the clothes out of the steaming water in the copper to put them through the (hand operated) mangle.

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Post by jhopgood » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:47 am

I seem to remember that my parent's first washing machine had a mangle on top, so that after the wash, it went through the mangle and back in for the rinse.
No spin, I presume.
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Post by J.R. » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:12 pm

jhopgood wrote:I seem to remember that my parent's first washing machine had a mangle on top, so that after the wash, it went through the mangle and back in for the rinse.
No spin, I presume.

Was your Dads name Worzel, perchance ??

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Re: The Pedant's Revolt

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:40 pm

I do remember that, during the War, I spent my Holidays in Salisbury, with my Grandmother, who had a Copper, (No Jokes JR !) fired from below which boiled up all the hot water for Baths --- transported into the kitchen to fill the bath, into which, from an early age, we two boys and my girl cousin were plonked together. When unused the bath had a wooden cover, used as a kitchen table !
I am glad to say, that during the war years,after I was 12, the sexes were separated ! --- but the bath water remained the same for all ----- !! :oops:

She had, also, an enormous Mangle, with vast wooden rollers, which we used to love winding --- child labour ! :oops:

Oh Happy Day !

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