Does this bring back memories?

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Does this bring back memories?

Post by eucsgmrc » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:24 pm

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Anyone who was at Horsham in the fifties will recognise this - but please don't tell us what memories it brings back to you. I found it among some of my old photographic stuff, used to wrap quarter-plate glass negatives.
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Re: Does this bring back memories?

Post by michael scuffil » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:14 pm

I immediately thought: Bronco.
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Post by sejintenej » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:07 am

John may be able to remember who it was who collected that stuff like others collected stamps. He even got some from prison
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Post by J.R. » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:50 am

sejintenej wrote:John may be able to remember who it was who collected that stuff like others collected stamps. He even got some from prison
Not this John, or are you referring to John H ?
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Post by eucsgmrc » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:59 am

J.R. wrote:Not this John, or are you referring to John H ?
No, John, David means me. And I do remember - it was Colin Blogg. He had at least two large exercise books with sheets of perforated paper from diverse institutions, all mounted in true philatelic style with stamp hinges.
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Post by LongGone » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:38 pm

Can't help feeling that having 'Silk' in the name was a triumph of advertising over reality.
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Post by postwarblue » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:29 pm

When did this come in ? I don't recall being provided with anything to read to while away the time ..
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Post by sejintenej » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:52 pm

postwarblue wrote:When did this come in ? I don't recall being provided with anything to read to while away the time ..

Certainly not the boys issue - possibly masters or (given CB's predilictions) a female staff loo ?
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Post by michael scuffil » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:45 am

sejintenej wrote:
postwarblue wrote:When did this come in ? I don't recall being provided with anything to read to while away the time ..

Certainly not the boys issue - possibly masters or (given CB's predilictions) a female staff loo ?
I remember CH-corporate Silver Silk (as the 'boys' issue'), and I also remember Bronco. Another variety had 'Now Wash Your Hands' printed on it.
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Re: Does this bring back memories?

Post by Fjgrogan » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:05 am

I am sure that anyone who has ever been a civil servant will remember that even the loo was paper was stamped 'Government Property' - presumably to deter us from stealing it?!
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Post by J.R. » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:51 pm

I vaguely remember a special issue during the great paper shortage, printed......

"Be economical = Please use both sides."

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Post by sejintenej » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:16 pm

Fjgrogan wrote:I am sure that anyone who has ever been a civil servant will remember that even the loo was paper was stamped 'Government Property' - presumably to deter us from stealing it?!
Yes, Blogg had some of that! Stolen???????????
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Post by michael scuffil » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:42 am

Fjgrogan wrote:I am sure that anyone who has ever been a civil servant will remember that even the loo was paper was stamped 'Government Property' - presumably to deter us from stealing it?!
I remember being intrigued when I briefly worked for a govt. department to see that while the soap was impressed with a crown, the loo paper wasn't. The thought that goes into these things...
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Re: Does this bring back memories?

Post by ColeridgeA40 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:47 pm

I have a bar of soap from my days with the Civil Service with the Crown on it ( & HMSO) from when I used to work at The Land Registry at Lincoln's Inn Fields in London; as a Cartographic assistant (Clerical Officer grade) we were allowed 5 minutes at the end of each day to wash our hands from the ink stains. We were issued with a bar of soap every three months and if you were frugal, you could stockpile soap!

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Post by J.R. » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:05 pm

ColeridgeA40 wrote:I have a bar of soap from my days with the Civil Service with the Crown on it ( & HMSO) from when I used to work at The Land Registry at Lincoln's Inn Fields in London; as a Cartographic assistant (Clerical Officer grade) we were allowed 5 minutes at the end of each day to wash our hands from the ink stains. We were issued with a bar of soap every three months and if you were frugal, you could stockpile soap!

... or go home with inky hands ? :shock:
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