Back in time for School

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  1. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Watched Back In Time For School the other night when they covered the 1930's / 1940's period when the kids were given "toffee on a spoon" and the majority hated it saying it was horrible.
    I can recall my mother still gave this to me and my sister during the 60's. I am sure it was called Virol and thought it was OK. Does anyone else remember having this and halliborange tablets as a kid?

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    and cod liver oil, and frozen windows (on the inside) during winter

    TD
     
  3. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Yep and sat in your wellies with your duffel coat and woollen balaclava on and your frozen milk thawing on the radiator and a foot of snow outside.
    Kids.... they haven't got a clue.

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Warm milk!! whats wrong with you man - helping out on a milk round used to eat the frozen cream that exploded out of the top of Gold Top bottles of Channel Island milk .................. yummy

    TD
     
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  5. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    It wasn't warm! Just not solid enough to stop you from pushing the straw through the Gold Top.

    Kevin
     
  6. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Hence the phrase 'it's cold enough to freeze your tits off'.
     
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  7. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    I take it that what was on the spoon wasn't actually toffee?
     
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  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    not toffee


    The “Virol Bone Marrow” contained bone marrow from ox rib and calf bones, whole eggs with the shells, malt extract and lemon syrup.

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  9. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Oooh YUM. (sarcastic)
     
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  10. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member

    "You had a window?"
     
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  11. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Amateurs!
     
  12. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Time to visit specsavers Dave - notice the plural?? :-P yes we had windows thats why I am so tall, they were 6 feet off the ground and 1 foot square - one facing east the other facing west

    TD
     
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  13. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    That's the stuff! But I think when we had it in the 60's it was in a glass jar. But my memory may be a little cloudy.

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
  14. DianeE

    DianeE Member

    I remember Halliborange tablets. They were horrible especially if the coating broke before you swallowed it.
    This is a short history About Us | Haliborange
     
  15. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Have not seen the programme

    Do they use the cane or slipper to make sure order is kept

    Oh assume not

    If your going do it do it for real
     
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  16. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Exactly!!
    The cane was shown but not used PC and all that cr@p.
    In the early 1900's program there was a lad who was left handed and they tied his hand behind his back to make him write correctly - with the right for the righteous, sat on the right side of God as the left was for the devil.
    In the 40's program they compared the heights of six of them and averaged the height and compared it to the 1900's. The difference was 20 cms. Cms!! Feet and inches!!!

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
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  17. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Ha ha Kevin

    I suppose we can't harp back to the good old days to make sure they get it true to form otherwise when we see the current day WW2 reenactors we would have to use live rounds
     
  18. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Sunday morning in rural France - there are live rounds flying about so whats new ??

    TD
     
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  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Ditto every day of the week in wild west london
     
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  20. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    I was caned once in primary school. Another time a teacher (woman) grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and banged my head on the blackboard. I was a cheeky rebel in those days, a bit wild.
    Another memory running to school with a gas mask in a case bumping up and down on my back.
    We had a lot of freedom as most Dads were away fighting the Germans (mine was in the Navy) and Mums were doing some kind of war related work.
    This was the early 40s.
     
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