Old train compartments – who remembers?

Shared from Jay Whiff Watson growing up in the 50’s https://www.facebook.com/GrowingUpInThe50s/?hc_location=group_dialog

Joe Knight… Those were the days😆lol think that’s a song there

Roger Simmonds… Me!

Alan Parker… Yea I do , not much fun when travelling from Kings X to Newcastle and there is no corridor and you need to pee

David Wilkinson… went in a 1st class one on Swanage Railway the other day

Jane Saunders… yes and the seats were itchy

Alan Essex… Been a long time since I was on a train, do you mean they are no longer like that?

Ian Johnson… Yes you could lay down for a sleep

Chris Meachen… They were the best..

Ernest Ballard… Best way to travel. Luxury and shake rattle and roll too. Beautiful smells and atmosphere

Pete Prescott…  Me! I loved carriages like these !

Angela Frances Gardner…  Loved these trains would use these carriages with my children when they were younger as they could sleep lying down and traveling from London with my cat so she could sit safely on my lap!

Mark Hanna… There are still on a lot of trains across Europe, I love traveling in these.

Liz Dees Dianto… Not that long ago

Alan Pepper… Ah I remember this ! So comfortable too . Now known as bus replacement service !!

Dave Nattress… Definitely recall these. Many of these compartments and old carriages just like this much older indeed still exist on preserved railways like the Bluebell and Kent and East Sussex and many more of course. Blimey, it’s hot in this anorak, and this article reminds me I need to renew my old train-spotter’s diary. Never over-comfortable these seats, itchy indeed and occasionally one would be crammed in 5 passengers each side, with a couple of bowler hatted old chaps reading their Telegraphs and Times newspapers. For a lifetime non-smoker like me, get in one of these with a couple of smokers – not good!!

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1950’s/1960’s living room in the uk – do you remember it looking like this?

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Mike Mitchell… Ah the Magic Robot game! I loved that one

Garry Wonfor… Most of it for sure…. But A FITTED CARPET…that was a luxury….. We had a rug, surrounded by spotlessly clean and highly polished floor tiles. Fabulous.!!!!

Faith Brooker… Garry, One word for you…lino…

Lloyd Johnson… Just like our living room at 67 Clifton Road..

Roger Simmonds… Reminds me of my mum and dads house !

Colin Bell… Blimey i’m 8 years old again…i’ve still got my Magic Robot game!

Will Cornell… ‘ve only visited the UK…not lived there. But here’s what I spot: how in the world do ya’ll keep warm with those tiny fireplaces?

Alan Esdaile… we all had similar fireplaces in the 50s/60s Will.

Will Cornell… The ones you have in your living rooms look kinda like the small bathroom gas heaters we have in older homes with natural gas built in the 40s-50s. Yeah I know I know. “there goes another ‘Everything’s bigger in Texas’ braggard”.

David Edwards… Will, by body heat snuggling in close with the other buggers up close to the fire.

Ian Quinnell… WOW….back to my childhood. The tiled hearth and surround, mirror on the chimney breast, standard lamp, but mostly the 3D picture plate on the wall.

Chris Meachen… Very much like the living room of my childhood.. At least we still have a mirror over the fireplace…

photo:Chris Meachen

Gaz Linch… The hideous flying ducks,a must in every Victorian front room, including ours

Alan Esdaile… my dad used to make those circular plaster wall plaques (in the first photo) and sold loads to the neighbours. Always looking for one of his in the second hand shops.

Judy Atkinson… What’s the square transparent thing between the tv and the pedal car? Everything else is very familiar

Faith Brooker… Judy, I think it might be a protective screen for the front of the TV…

Pete Prescott… I remember those days.

Lyn Appleyard… The robot board game….I swopped my toy telephone switchboard for the board game. Fascinating. All of them plus something not on there was an Easter egg box which gave me joy…more even than the egg……..does anyone remember the plastic toys free in cereal boxes? Hours of fun until Tiddles our white cat grabbed it 🐈 dusappeared under the garden hedge and bam! I never saw it again 😭 EVER 🙄 😊🤔 She was a beautiful dignified cat….and is now acknowledged as Whylie Tiddles lol

Ray Harper… Is that square thing a sort of lens that you put on the TV screen to make it bigger?

Mike Raxworthy… Ray, I thought it was make the picture ‘colour’ ???

George Harmer… Blimey I thought that was the front room at my mum and dads.

Mick O’Dowd… The Magic Robot! Never had one as a kid although I always coveted those that did. Someone brought me one a few years back and it’s still in the cupboard. Also had a red version of the pedal car.

Roger Simmonds… The room was only warm by the fire other side was always cold as I remember!

Sue Seward… Think the square glass thing on the floor is in fact a magnifying screen for the TV ! I remember an aunt had a set up like that and as hardly anyone in my family could afford a TV in the 1950’s we would all crowd around to watch the ‘Black and White Minstrel’ show. Oh how times have changed.

 

Clap for our carers – Thursday 8.00pm


Mick O’Dowd… I’ll be there! Heroes everyone from the cleaners & porters right to the top docs/surgeons.

Nigel Ford… Response along our road and vicinity has been great since it started 3 weeks ago, we were surprised just how many we could hear.

Tony Court-holmes… and lets have fireworks

Last one tonight Thursday 28th May 2020…

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