1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Following recent events, the Admin Team have a message for all members, which we hope will give some explanation and information.

    We would be grateful if you could take the time to have a read. Thank you.

    Click Here For More Info
    Dismiss Notice

Pics of your past (2018)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Fat Controller, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. ARMANDII

    ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    41,820
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +83
    [​IMG]

    Aaah, the joy of "taking the Queens/Kings Shilling":dunno::heehee:
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Doghouse Riley

      Doghouse Riley Head Gardener

      Joined:
      Sep 1, 2009
      Messages:
      3,006
      Gender:
      Male
      Occupation:
      "Pleasantly unemployed."
      Location:
      South Manchester
      Ratings:
      +2,725
      I never actually took the "Kings Shilling." It cost all of half a crown to hire a pedalo.
       
      • Funny Funny x 3
      • ARMANDII

        ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

        Joined:
        Jan 12, 2019
        Messages:
        41,820
        Gender:
        Male
        Ratings:
        +83
        I did, Riley, and signed up to the age of 55 in the rif raf but bought myself out after 22 years when my promotions took me further and further away from my trade of Air Radar Technician .
        In my first week as an Apprentice they gave me 10 shillings [50p] with the burly, bald headed Discipline Sergeant telling me that it represented the "Queen's Shilling"..............and a week later, on the next Pay Day, they took it back saying I owed them it for the first week!!:dunno::scratch::doh::heehee:
         
        • Like Like x 1
        • Funny Funny x 1
        • Friendly Friendly x 1
        • Freddy

          Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

          Joined:
          Jul 15, 2007
          Messages:
          8,468
          Gender:
          Male
          Occupation:
          Lazy slave
          Location:
          Bristol
          Ratings:
          +9,804
          You look like someone from the cast of ‘Auf Wiedersehen Pet’ :biggrin:
           
          • Agree Agree x 2
          • Funny Funny x 2
          • Like Like x 1
          • Doghouse Riley

            Doghouse Riley Head Gardener

            Joined:
            Sep 1, 2009
            Messages:
            3,006
            Gender:
            Male
            Occupation:
            "Pleasantly unemployed."
            Location:
            South Manchester
            Ratings:
            +2,725
            I dunno...

            Maybe we should have a "mean and moody" section, or as my mother would have said, "Sullen."
            Me in my mid twenties


            11_28_11_-_Copy.jpg
             
            • Friendly Friendly x 2
            • shiney

              shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

              Joined:
              Jul 3, 2006
              Messages:
              39,874
              Gender:
              Male
              Occupation:
              Retired - Last Century!!!
              Location:
              Herts/Essex border. Zone 8b
              Ratings:
              +64,162
              You call that sullen? :scratch: :nonofinger:

              This is sullen!!! It's when Francis Drake wouldn't let me join in the bowls game in the 1500's :old:

              P1110712.JPG
               
              • Funny Funny x 5
              • Like Like x 1
              • CanadianLori

                CanadianLori Total Gardener

                Joined:
                Sep 20, 2015
                Messages:
                3,588
                Ratings:
                +9,349
                Halloween 1980 - I didn't have any black fabric dye so I used ink to dye the bathing suit top. Imagine my surprise when I was changing into my jammies and discovered that the ink, which I had thought dried and set, had transferred to my chest.... looked like barbells... :thud: :snorky: didn't do that againZ (84).jpg See the cigarette...when I smoked back then, I only smoked those long skinny ones...

                and this is how I look now. Only bigger (60 years bigger) and wearing boots instead of skates....

                Original Scan 106.jpg
                 
                • Like Like x 5
                • Funny Funny x 4
                • Doghouse Riley

                  Doghouse Riley Head Gardener

                  Joined:
                  Sep 1, 2009
                  Messages:
                  3,006
                  Gender:
                  Male
                  Occupation:
                  "Pleasantly unemployed."
                  Location:
                  South Manchester
                  Ratings:
                  +2,725
                  "My time in the movies."

                  Filming the two boys in the boats at Butlins, (my parents were there and we were visitors for the day as we were living nearby at that time, Butlins wasn't our sort of holiday)

                  The baby was in the pram and my wife is wearing the dress she made on the new Singer sewing machine I had bought her.

                  11_28_30.jpg


                  She made this one too.

                  11_28_3.jpg

                  When our daughter at around eighteen, saw in photos the length of the dresses and skirts my wife and my sister wore in the sixties, when they were both young mums, she was quite shocked!

                  I've a video of them both sitting on the sofa at home around that time, you can hardly see their skirts, they were so short. Mind you, they wore "bigger knickers" in those days, though panty-girdles were a thing of the past.
                   
                  • Like Like x 4
                  • Friendly Friendly x 1
                    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018
                  • Ned

                    Ned Evaporated

                    Joined:
                    Apr 25, 2017
                    Messages:
                    2,313
                    Occupation:
                    Prime Minister
                    Location:
                    The Moon
                    Ratings:
                    +5,383
                    DSC00200.JPG
                    I was born serious .... remember asking mum ''where did I come from'' ?????
                     
                    • Like Like x 6
                    • Funny Funny x 2
                    • ARMANDII

                      ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

                      Joined:
                      Jan 12, 2019
                      Messages:
                      41,820
                      Gender:
                      Male
                      Ratings:
                      +83
                      upload_2018-2-14_22-52-1.jpeg
                       
                      • Funny Funny x 5
                      • Ned

                        Ned Evaporated

                        Joined:
                        Apr 25, 2017
                        Messages:
                        2,313
                        Occupation:
                        Prime Minister
                        Location:
                        The Moon
                        Ratings:
                        +5,383
                        Don`t worry MandyI....I soon found out [​IMG]
                         
                        • Funny Funny x 2
                        • Like Like x 1
                        • Doghouse Riley

                          Doghouse Riley Head Gardener

                          Joined:
                          Sep 1, 2009
                          Messages:
                          3,006
                          Gender:
                          Male
                          Occupation:
                          "Pleasantly unemployed."
                          Location:
                          South Manchester
                          Ratings:
                          +2,725
                          I love that photo!

                          Our daughter was a little goody two-shoes.

                          20.jpg


                          Wouldn't eat chocolate, as it made her fingers messy.
                          She was very sensible. When we started going out occasionally in the evening, when our eldest was fifteen, she was seven. She was left in charge. The boys behaved as she would rat on them if they didn't.
                           
                          • Like Like x 3
                          • Funny Funny x 1
                          • Ned

                            Ned Evaporated

                            Joined:
                            Apr 25, 2017
                            Messages:
                            2,313
                            Occupation:
                            Prime Minister
                            Location:
                            The Moon
                            Ratings:
                            +5,383
                            DSC00222 (2).JPG When one had to wear knickers like this, one learned to see the joke..... this was taken before the seriousness of the question of one`s existence became a problem...
                             
                            • Like Like x 1
                            • Funny Funny x 1
                            • CanadianLori

                              CanadianLori Total Gardener

                              Joined:
                              Sep 20, 2015
                              Messages:
                              3,588
                              Ratings:
                              +9,349
                              I had bloomers.... oh, lordy.... great and funny memories....
                               
                            • Doghouse Riley

                              Doghouse Riley Head Gardener

                              Joined:
                              Sep 1, 2009
                              Messages:
                              3,006
                              Gender:
                              Male
                              Occupation:
                              "Pleasantly unemployed."
                              Location:
                              South Manchester
                              Ratings:
                              +2,725
                              What about those thick cotton navy school knickers with the pocket for your hanky in them?
                               
                              • Funny Funny x 1
                              • Friendly Friendly x 1

                              Share This Page