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Paul Marvin

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Posted: 18/12/2016 21:39:22
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I'm ashamed to say that I celebrated my last day at junior school, aged 11, with a Park Drive, stolen from my mate's dad's packet. We shared it and then puked up. Later, I came to love them, but not for that long. I did still get Senior Service until not that long ago, as well as Capstans. The thing with strong fags is that you don't actually smoke many of them - unlike the weedy shite like Silk Cut that folks would literally chain-smoke to try and get a buzz off.

No-one ever discusses the effects of cigarettes in the public arena, which may be why such other conundrums also go undiscussed.


Well put roll ups did the same , hard to believe nowadays that it used to be cool to smoke now its the total opposite are you still on them ?
IP: 2.101.252.5 Edited: 18/12/2016 21:40:52 by Paul Marvin
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Posted: 19/12/2016 16:57:35
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gave up over 15 years ago. Never have any cravings.


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Posted: 20/12/2016 23:58:59
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I'm still on roll-ups, yes, though endlessly trying to reduce input, with varying degrees of success. Switching to additive-free brands made a huge difference in terms of body impact, but that can have the tendency to keep you going, as you don't feel as many negative effects.

I also find the idea of 'transition' artifacts interesting - as in, artifacts that are not yet old enough to be exciting to discover, but that will be in 50 years. Some of the more modern fluorspar mines I've visited have 1982 copies of The Sun, for example, and early Fanta cans - and obviously fag packets, though I can't remember what brands.

I have a very old Woodbine pack in front of me now - found behind some wall-panelling in a mate's house when he was renovating - this one:

http://www.oldshopstuff.com/Shop/tabid/1248/ItemID/14793/Listing/Old-cigarette-packet-Wild-Woodbine-Cigarettes/Default.aspx
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Posted: 21/12/2016 00:26:25
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I knocked it on the head 1987, but tried most of what was being sold up till
then. Gitanes! one drag was like having a sumo wrestler step on your chest; Disc Bleu were just as bad.....but then there was Balkan Sobrane Black Russian fags, although made in UK. Sold as a luxury brand, I though they were like smoking sweepings from the local park Shocked
For a rough roll up it had to be Boars Head, or whores bed as we used to call it. Rough as rats...Laugh

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IP: 81.156.127.70 Edited: 21/12/2016 00:36:52 by Roy Morton
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Posted: 21/12/2016 01:30:11
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On the subject of Capstans, a buildng near me recently had an advertising board removed from the side and revealed this old advert.
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Posted: 21/12/2016 08:54:05
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Years ago I smoked, originally cigarettes, American Lucky Strike, and then (expensive) Cuban cigars.

One Sunday coming up out of the Long Rake Spar Mine I found myself breathless. I thought about this and decided to stop smoking, and just stopped.

Just like that.

I see a lot of people around me in society who are not in control of their own lives. I think of leaves at mercy of the wind.

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Posted: 21/12/2016 09:19:42
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I also find the idea of 'transition' artifacts interesting - as in, artifacts that are not yet old enough to be exciting to discover, but that will be in 50 years. Some of the more modern fluorspar mines I've visited have 1982 copies of The Sun, for example, and early Fanta cans - and obviously fag packets, though I can't remember what brands.

I have a very old Woodbine pack in front of me now - found behind some wall-panelling in a mate's house when he was renovating - this one:

http://www.oldshopstuff.com/Shop/tabid/1248/ItemID/14793/Listing/Old-cigarette-packet-Wild-Woodbine-Cigarettes/Default.aspx


Must have been the thing to do - discard your cig packet in the build - we found a perfect full colour empty Players Navy Cut packet under the fireplace - house was built in 1921.

Like the stuff in the mines it's a link back to those people living ordinary lives...
IP: 79.74.144.185 Edited: 21/12/2016 09:20:55 by B175
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Posted: 21/12/2016 09:54:46
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I have heard of all kinds of stuff bricked up in buildings, and now waiting to be discovered on demolition.

Little time capsules.



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Posted: 21/12/2016 10:06:57
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4737carlin wrote:

On the subject of Capstans, a buildng near me recently had an advertising board removed from the side and revealed this old advert.


Is it me, or maybe the brickwork, but is Cigarettes spelt "Sigaret..."Shocked

Could be why there was a hoarding over it! Or was that a legit spelling?
IP: 79.74.144.185 Edited: 21/12/2016 10:13:13 by B175
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Posted: 21/12/2016 11:37:38
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royfellows wrote:

I have heard of all kinds of stuff bricked up in buildings, and now waiting to be discovered on demolition.

Little time capsules.



When I worked as a maintenance surveyor for Bedfordshire I found a few interesting things stashed away. One school had a roll of honour of former pupils that had died in WW1 stashed in the roof, I found it when trying to trace a roof leak. They staff at the time were unaware that it was up there and sadly displayed very little interest when I told them.

Another school dating from the 1930's had a small tower, I managed to get through a hatch then there were a couple of floors connected by fixed ladders, I was told no-one had been up there for years. On the middle floor was a box containing old boxing gloves, trophys, and framed pictures of former school boxing champions. Again no-one was particularly interested.

One of the city churches had been taken over by the archaeology team, I gained access to the tower, the clock was not working but there was an old notebook with records of clock maintenance and notes on adjusting etc.

The other surveyors on the team limited their activities to ground level.
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Posted: 21/12/2016 11:46:32
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Years ago I explored a collapsing stately home and managed to gain an upstairs library by climbing a tree which was growing from what was originally the hall.

I remember picking up and old magazine, the "Britifh Magazine" 1745 I believe from memory. In those days an "s" was spelt as a long "f" without the cross, which was not available for printing I believe, so an ordinary "f" would be substituted.

Now there was actually a letters page, I kid thee not.
A letter from a gentleman about a visit to an opera, basically he had little interest in the opera, but had gone there 'on the pull' as we would say nowadays.

Its sometimes amazing how little things change, thinking about it, its equally amazing how little I have changed.
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Posted: 21/12/2016 11:52:53
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Paul Marvin wrote:



Bloomin heck I have just clocked the price of them now Shocked



£10.49!!! Ye Gods!! How did I ever afford a 40/day habit??!?
Gave up 14 years ago. Woke up one morning and just stopped. Innocent

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Posted: 21/12/2016 11:58:48
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royfellows wrote:

I have heard of all kinds of stuff bricked up in buildings, and now waiting to be discovered on demolition.

Little time capsules.


A local example & directly relating to mining:
http://www.whitbyjet.co.uk/about-jet/victorian-workshop.html
IP: 82.3.52.148 Edited: 21/12/2016 11:59:43 by RJV
Paul Marvin

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Posted: 21/12/2016 12:13:38
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When i was doing my joinery apprenticeship I was always putting things behind panelling and plasterboard for people in the future to have a look, things like newspapers, as i once found a perfect 1907 derbyshire times which was great reading that i then gave to the derbyshire times when we did some work for them.

Some of the artefacts we have found diving on wrecks and the sea bed fascinate me lots from WW I and II
IP: 2.101.252.5 Edited: 21/12/2016 12:16:09 by Paul Marvin
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Posted: 21/12/2016 12:52:32
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Years ago we demolished a small 1970's bungalow to build a bigger house on the site. There were large amounts of period lager cans in the wall cavity, dropped in the eaves, almost everywhere there was a bit of a void.

Suprisingly everything seemed straight enough........
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Posted: 21/12/2016 16:36:36
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pwhole wrote:

I'm still on roll-ups, yes, though endlessly trying to reduce input, with varying degrees of success. Switching to additive-free brands made a huge difference in terms of body impact, but that can have the tendency to keep you going, as you don't feel as many negative effects.

I also find the idea of 'transition' artifacts interesting - as in, artifacts that are not yet old enough to be exciting to discover, but that will be in 50 years. Some of the more modern fluorspar mines I've visited have 1982 copies of The Sun, for example, and early Fanta cans - and obviously fag packets, though I can't remember what brands.

I have a very old Woodbine pack in front of me now - found behind some wall-panelling in a mate's house when he was renovating - this one:

http://www.oldshopstuff.com/Shop/tabid/1248/ItemID/14793/Listing/Old-cigarette-packet-Wild-Woodbine-Cigarettes/Default.aspx



Those artifacts sound like long Rake Phil ?
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S*llet H*le and L*dyw*sh...Wink IP: 81.174.241.13
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