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 Post subject: Re: Old Period Ads
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:29 am 
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A mate of my son's once called a Mini in which we were travelling 'a bit gay' once, not sure he meant 'jolly' though !! :lol: :?

(little shit ! :lol: )

Hank Marvin looks happy with his anyway....


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 Post subject: Re: Old Period Ads
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:21 pm 
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Haha, words had different meanings then. Is anyone else old enough to remember the Hillman Minx being marketed with an optional "Gay Look" colour scheme? :lol: .

Life's hard enough for car salesman nowadays as it is - imagine having to sell THAT as a concept!


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 Post subject: Re: Old Period Ads
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:53 pm 
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Don't think you'd get away with this now either.....

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 Post subject: Re: Old Period Ads
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:26 pm 
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Pete wrote:
A mate of my son's once called a Mini in which we were travelling 'a bit gay' once, not sure he meant 'jolly' though !! :lol: :?

(little shit ! :lol: )

Hank Marvin looks happy with his anyway....


A friend and I were out in my father's 2008 Elise one day, with my dog (a Boston Terrier) and he pointed out that people were probably looking at us saying look at the 2 gay guys, in their gay car with their gay dog.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:34 pm 
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I see that you come from BOXFORD Zbarbera. Is that BOXFORD where all the lathes and milling machines were made? When I was an engineering apprentice in the early 60's, most of our lathes and millers were Boxfords as I rememjber and were all US LEND-LEASE wartime stuff. But after years of total abuse by us apprentices, they were still in good order


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 Post subject: Re: Old Period Ads
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:19 pm 
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Peter Laidler wrote:
I see that you come from BOXFORD Zbarbera. Is that BOXFORD where all the lathes and milling machines were made? When I was an engineering apprentice in the early 60's, most of our lathes and millers were Boxfords as I rememjber and were all US LEND-LEASE wartime stuff. But after years of total abuse by us apprentices, they were still in good order


Can't be. The Boxford I live in is very rural. We have lots of trees, swamps and horses and very few businesses. A couple of general stores. One for the East Village and one for the West Village. A few farm stands, a pizza place, a daycare and a vet. Nearly no commercial zoning and a bylaw that states that every family home must sit on at least 2 acres of land (which shuts out condos and apartments). Yet we're less than 25 miles from Boston.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxford,_Massachusetts

And, fun fact. The woman who took the first British soldier prisoner during the American Revolution is buried around the corner from me.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13222003/lydia-spofford

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 Post subject: Re: Old Period Ads
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:28 pm 
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zbarbera wrote:

And, fun fact. The woman who took the first British soldier prisoner during the American Revolution is buried around the corner from me.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13222003/lydia-spofford


admit it, who doesn't want to be pulled to the ground by a physically imposing women...... :lol:

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I should have looked it up before I asked!!! But US wartime Boxford machine tools in the UK are/were as common as Colchesters. Everyone learned on one!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:10 pm 
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Boxford Lathes were made in the UK at the Box Tree Mills, Wheatley, Halifax.

http://www.lathes.co.uk/boxford/


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