Once upon a time there was a little girl her Name was Janet ,and she had a brother John (sorry no picture )
And a little sister Jean ..
These were called flat irons and would be heated on the fire/stove to heat them before doing the ironing
The children would watch these characters on the television,Bill and Ben ,The Flower potmen ,with little we ed.
It was some times easier to bath the babes in the sink ,to save getting the zinc bath in from the yard and save heating alot more water ,
No ebay ,either ,we could shop from the catalogue ,and pay weekly,or as my Dad used to joke 'The glad and sorry '...glad youv'e got it and sorry you have to pay for it !!
Our milk came in bottles ,delivered by the milk man who would also take away the emptys that once the milk was gone ,we would wash and leave on the step for him ,you see we recycled then too.
The children all enjoyed a third of a pint of milk at break time at school..
At bed time the kettle would be boiled to fill these stone bottles with hot water ,to keep us warm in bed ,and if one should fall or get kicked out of bed in the night,an almighty bang would wake everyone up
Another favourite tv programe was Dear little Andy Pandy ,Teddy and LoobyLoo,their Dolly friend
Many happy hours were spent on our roller skates on the hill out side our house ,Do you remember singing- Iv'e got a brand new pair of roller skates ,youv'e got a brand new key?
And to keep us little girls warm ,over our vest and under our jumpers we wore our liberty bodice.And we hated them!!
Oh look the radiogram,see the lovely big speakers!
A tredle sewing machine ,very much like my first one
Here comes the delivery boy
And we musnt forget wash day! look at this,and it has its own mangle
I hope you enjoyed all the pictures I have been snagging and saving ,if I pinched any you recognise as yours ,they probably were, so very sorry and erm thank you
And now as Sooty Sweep and Sue,used to say Good bye everyone Goodbye
And from me ......Love Jan xx