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Post  Badboy on Sun 30 Sep - 22:48

I BELIEVE IT WAS IN HONG KONG.
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Post  Badboy on Sun 30 Sep - 23:13

THANKS FOR THAT ARTICLE.
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Post  Panda on Sun 30 Sep - 23:26


You really are excellent NBY at finding stuff. Poor old Japan, they have had to suffer the tsunami, nuclear plant leaks, flooding etc now this!!! I never had the luxury of disposable nappies when my Sons were born , maybe some enterprising Firm will start manufacturing the old square cotton ones that have to be soaked in a bucket of water .UUGH.!!
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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Sun 30 Sep - 23:30

I'm sure that terry nappies are still available. I know they're better for the planet and all that but who these days wants to spend their time washing them? Ugh indeed!
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Post  Panda on Sun 30 Sep - 23:51

Not Born Yesterday wrote:I'm sure that terry nappies are still available. I know they're better for the planet and all that but who these days wants to spend their time washing them? Ugh indeed!

Remember they had to be soaked in Nappisan , no Tumble dryers in those days !!!
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Post  AnnaEsse on Mon 1 Oct - 7:45

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Not Born Yesterday wrote:I'm sure that terry nappies are still available. I know they're better for the planet and all that but who these days wants to spend their time washing them? Ugh indeed!

Remember they had to be soaked in Nappisan , no Tumble dryers in those days !!!

With both of mine I used terry nappies with one-way fabric liners and woven paper liners and soaked them in a nappy bucket. With my daughter, I had a twin tub washing machine I had to stand over. Disposables were available, but the kind that were like big sanitary towels that were placed inside waterproof pants. I used those when we went on holiday.
Terry nappies are still available, but the mind set of most people now is that they automatically reach for the big packs of disposables with only a few 'greenies,' using the terry ones.


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Post  Panda on Mon 1 Oct - 7:52

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Not Born Yesterday wrote:I'm sure that terry nappies are still available. I know they're better for the planet and all that but who these days wants to spend their time washing them? Ugh indeed!

Remember they had to be soaked in Nappisan , no Tumble dryers in those days !!!

With both of mine I used terry nappies with one-way fabric liners and woven paper liners and soaked them in a nappy bucket. With my daughter, I had a twin tub washing machine I had to stand over. Disposables were available, but the kind that were like big sanitary towels that were placed inside waterproof pants. I used those when we went on holiday.
Terry nappies are still available, but the mind set of most people now is that they automatically reach for the big packs of disposables with only a few 'greenies,' using the terry ones.


Yes AnnaEsse, if today's teenagers who become Mothers had to put up with what we had to, there would be less pregnancies.
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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Mon 1 Oct - 11:46

Oh the good old days! Mother at the sink with a washing board rubbing her hands raw, then putting the clothes through an ancient mangle before putting them on the line which sometimes broke. No heating other than open fires so most of the house was absolutely perishing. Outside privy (I don't think it could have been called a toilet but thankfully it did flush) with no light unless you took a torch or small oil lamp.

Mind you, I had a life of luxury compared to my mother's in the early part of the last century!
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Post  AnnaEsse on Mon 1 Oct - 11:51

Not Born Yesterday wrote:Oh the good old days! Mother at the sink with a washing board rubbing her hands raw, then putting the clothes through an ancient mangle before putting them on the line which sometimes broke. No heating other than open fires so most of the house was absolutely perishing. Outside privy (I don't think it could have been called a toilet but thankfully it did flush) with no light unless you took a torch or small oil lamp.

Mind you, I had a life of luxury compared to my mother's in the early part of the last century!

Ah yes! That old scrubbing board! Our kitchen had two sinks with the mangle between. Clothes were scrubbed on the board (I remember the ledge where the soap sat!) and put through the mangle into the other sink. They when got two rinses from sink 1 to sink 2 and hung out on the line or up on the kitchen pulley. We had an inside toilet but my granny didn't. She lived in a tenement where the outside lavatory was shared by 4 households. No light in there, of course, and take your own paper with you.

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Mon 1 Oct - 11:58

Two sinks? You privileged person you! So was I really as the privy wasn't shared with any other families.

Do you remember that awful shiny non-absorbent toilet paper which - without wishing to put anyone off their dinner - spread the debris if you know what I mean and caused blockages in the sewers.

It seemed so funny to me as a child to hear my mother tell of how she used to cut the News of the World into squares to hang up for use as toilet paper. While that was all it was fit for, the thought of newspaper being used for such a delicate task makes me cringe now!
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Post  AnnaEsse on Mon 1 Oct - 13:07

Not Born Yesterday wrote:Two sinks? You privileged person you! So was I really as the privy wasn't shared with any other families.

Do you remember that awful shiny non-absorbent toilet paper which - without wishing to put anyone off their dinner - spread the debris if you know what I mean and caused blockages in the sewers.

It seemed so funny to me as a child to hear my mother tell of how she used to cut the News of the World into squares to hang up for use as toilet paper. While that was all it was fit for, the thought of newspaper being used for such a delicate task makes me cringe now!

We also had a gas-fired boiler that nappies and bedding and other things that got boiled were washed in. It was supplied in all those council houses at the time.

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Post  Panda on Mon 1 Oct - 13:10

I don't think today-s generation would survive what our Mothers went through!!! Remember when it was so cold, the clothes on the Washing line froze,? a coal fire, no C/H in those days , food rationing , no electric Hoovers or irons. Yet my Mother could still produce a substantial meal , Sundays she baked Tarts and a Cake , what was that dessert,? a pink colour, bit like blancmange but slippery.

I do remember in the Infants you had Orange Juice or milk and slept in a little bed in the afternnon .......funny all the things you remember now.
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Post  AnnaEsse on Mon 1 Oct - 13:20

Panda wrote:I don't think today-s generation would survive what our Mothers went through!!! Remember when it was so cold, the clothes on the Washing line froze,? a coal fire, no C/H in those days , food rationing , no electric Hoovers or irons. Yet my Mother could still produce a substantial meal , Sundays she baked Tarts and a Cake , what was that dessert,? a pink colour, bit like blancmange but slippery.

I do remember in the Infants you had Orange Juice or milk and slept in a little bed in the afternnon .......funny all the things you remember now.

Our mothers went through? We went through! We had one coal fire to heat the whole house. And yes, I remember getting the washing in when it was stiff with ice and hanging it on the pulley in the kitchen: the water dripped on our heads when we walked under it then! We had an electric iron, but my granny had one that she would sit on the fire of the black cast iron range. She would run it over an old cloth to remove the soot. I recall that we had a vacuum cleaner that blew the dust out of one end as it sucked it in at the other!

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Post  Panda on Mon 1 Oct - 14:02

AnnaEsse wrote:
Panda wrote:I don't think today-s generation would survive what our Mothers went through!!! Remember when it was so cold, the clothes on the Washing line froze,? a coal fire, no C/H in those days , food rationing , no electric Hoovers or irons. Yet my Mother could still produce a substantial meal , Sundays she baked Tarts and a Cake , what was that dessert,? a pink colour, bit like blancmange but slippery.

I do remember in the Infants you had Orange Juice or milk and slept in a little bed in the afternnon .......funny all the things you remember now.

Our mothers went through? We went through! We had one coal fire to heat the whole house. And yes, I remember getting the washing in when it was stiff with ice and hanging it on the pulley in the kitchen: the water dripped on our heads when we walked under it then! We had an electric iron, but my granny had one that she would sit on the fire of the black cast iron range. She would run it over an old cloth to remove the soot. I recall that we had a vacuum cleaner that blew the dust out of one end as it sucked it in at the other!

You were well off in comparison to us AnnaEsse. we had rooms in my Aunts House , three in a Bed with my Cousin ,my Fathers Overcoat acting as a Duvet. My Father developed a TB Lung, was in Hospital for 2 years, had half a lung taken away and never worked again. We were given a Council House in another Area, still no C/H but because my Father had T.B. he was allowed 3 extra eggs a week while the Food rationing was on. when you think of the Food that is wasted today ,it's a crying shame .....we never had obesity in children though.
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Post  AnnaEsse on Mon 1 Oct - 14:07

Panda wrote:
AnnaEsse wrote:
Panda wrote:I don't think today-s generation would survive what our Mothers went through!!! Remember when it was so cold, the clothes on the Washing line froze,? a coal fire, no C/H in those days , food rationing , no electric Hoovers or irons. Yet my Mother could still produce a substantial meal , Sundays she baked Tarts and a Cake , what was that dessert,? a pink colour, bit like blancmange but slippery.

I do remember in the Infants you had Orange Juice or milk and slept in a little bed in the afternnon .......funny all the things you remember now.

Our mothers went through? We went through! We had one coal fire to heat the whole house. And yes, I remember getting the washing in when it was stiff with ice and hanging it on the pulley in the kitchen: the water dripped on our heads when we walked under it then! We had an electric iron, but my granny had one that she would sit on the fire of the black cast iron range. She would run it over an old cloth to remove the soot. I recall that we had a vacuum cleaner that blew the dust out of one end as it sucked it in at the other!

You were well off in comparison to us AnnaEsse. we had rooms in my Aunts House , three in a Bed with my Cousin ,my Fathers Overcoat acting as a Duvet. My Father developed a TB Lung, was in Hospital for 2 years, had half a lung taken away and never worked again. We were given a Council House in another Area, still no C/H but because my Father had T.B. he was allowed 3 extra eggs a week while the Food rationing was on. when you think of the Food that is wasted today ,it's a crying shame .....we never had obesity in children though.

I've got a Year 9 Food Tech recipe booklet somewhere that has a section on WWII recipes. I reckon they were healthy because they were low in fat and sugar and made the most of small amounts of meat and cheese.

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