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Posted: 16/09/2010 13:28:56
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Marshmallows, 6 inches long and individually wrapped, so no matter how dirty you get they always stay clean. Sometimes Morrisons have a deal on 11 for £1. Furthermore as they are nearly 100% sugar they are technically low in fat for the calorie concious amongs us... Smile IP: 198.28.92.5
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Posted: 16/09/2010 13:32:16
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If you snap them in half don't the calories fall out? Wink IP: 95.148.12.155
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Posted: 16/09/2010 13:36:22
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RichardLevett wrote:

Marshmallows, 6 inches long and individually wrapped, so no matter how dirty you get they always stay clean. Sometimes Morrisons have a deal on 11 for £1. Furthermore as they are nearly 100% sugar they are technically low in fat for the calorie concious amongs us... Smile


Doesn't your usual 3 litre bottle of Smartprice Cider make them a bit gooey?
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Posted: 16/09/2010 18:49:28
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Talking Ginsters pasties (one of Woody Gutheries less succesful talking blues). A new Tescos has just opened in Callington right next to the Ginsters factory. Not surprisingly Tescos is selling Ginsters products. In a sane world someone from Tescos would nip next door a pick up the day's pasties. However the way it works in the real world is slightly more convoluted. The pasties are loaded into a lorrry in Callington, driven up to a distribution centre in Avonmouth, unloaded into the warehouse, reloaded into another lorry and then driven back to Cornwall past the Ginsters factory and into Tescos. Cursing IP: 81.153.86.175
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Posted: 20/09/2010 15:21:22
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RJV wrote:

RichardLevett wrote:

Marshmallows, 6 inches long and individually wrapped, so no matter how dirty you get they always stay clean. Sometimes Morrisons have a deal on 11 for £1. Furthermore as they are nearly 100% sugar they are technically low in fat for the calorie concious amongs us... Smile


Doesn't your usual 3 litre bottle of Smartprice Cider make them a bit gooey?
Tongue


Wellies are useful as well.
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Posted: 20/09/2010 15:34:17
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Tamarmole wrote:

Talking Ginsters pasties (one of Woody Gutheries less succesful talking blues). A new Tescos has just opened in Callington right next to the Ginsters factory. Not surprisingly Tescos is selling Ginsters products. In a sane world someone from Tescos would nip next door a pick up the day's pasties. However the way it works in the real world is slightly more convoluted. The pasties are loaded into a lorrry in Callington, driven up to a distribution centre in Avonmouth, unloaded into the warehouse, reloaded into another lorry and then driven back to Cornwall past the Ginsters factory and into Tescos. Cursing


Standard practice with Tesco's.
I occasionaly drop a couple of pallets off at one of their distribution centres.
I drive 20 odd miles past the store they are destined for, drop them at distribution for them to immediatley load them onto a wagon and go back to the store I passed on my way there.
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Posted: 20/09/2010 15:37:06
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Ginsters Pasties. Sorry Tamarmole, I have lost all respect for you. Wink IP: 87.112.165.158
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Posted: 20/09/2010 16:34:40
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actually, I'm not entirely sure about that "Ginsters are the work of Satan" schtick.

I was at CSM when they moved from Fore St to Trevenson, which put them opposite the Ovenfresh bakery. Every lunch-time a queue would form at the back window, where they sold pasties at about half the price of the Cornwall Technical College canteen.

They were quite disgusting, but students will eat most things if they are cheap enough, doubly so if you were off to Condurrow for a long, cold, wet afternoon of underground surveying or something similar. They were definitely solid, and kept the ribs apart for several hours.

For quality pasties you couldn't beat Marks', opposite Tyacks Hotel. They also sold those big, bendy ginger biscuits from a jar in the window, good stuff.




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Posted: 20/09/2010 16:56:21
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I did a few months utterly mental nightshift at Ginsters production hall. The machinery was amazing, I'd quite happily eat my dinner off any part of their facility. They most certainly employed some otherwise unemployables.

My gripe is that it's a step too far towards mass produced ****, which pasties never are. The ingredients are tip top, they are all great, but it's like nailing a blow up doll over the real thing. A hollow deflating experience!

I also gather they wanted to trademark St Piran's flag. I'm not going to pontificate over that too much, needless to say, I would have been something to do with the factory getting blown up if they had been serious about it!!!

(all tongue in cheek)
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Bill L

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Posted: 20/09/2010 17:34:30
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I once heard a local lad refer to a mutual acquaintance who had moved to Cornwall and become more Cornish than the Cornish as a 'Ginster'.
Which was nice. Innocent
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Posted: 20/09/2010 18:18:10
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[web link]

How about these chaps who have a stand at Kings Cross. I see they have a big shop in Cambridge now too, are they everywhere?

I like the pork and apple ones when coming home on the train which I guess is not really the proper job.

Their website has a nice underground theme Thumb Up
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Posted: 20/09/2010 20:54:26
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They ARE everywhere. What connection, if any, they have with Cornwall I couldn't say, but I like them too.

There is something called pirogithey make here in Russia which are pretty similar, or a pork roll consisting of a baked pork centre with cheese and garlic in a pasty-shaped case which goes a treat with the local beer, although it is definitely a knife and fork job to eat one.



I still occasionally bump into people in odd corners of the world who remember me as "Cornish", a nickname of sorts from my early tunnelling days. Junior engineers got nothing in the way of PPE in those days, and I wore my round-brim MSA hard-hat and a pair of those nigh-on indestructible Dunlop wellies ( bought from Cornish Industrial Supplies in St Austell, who used to come round the CSM at the start of the academic year ) for a long while, along with a set of Cambridge Council dustmans' overalls, which was considered quite eccentric.

those who have met me will understand the joke that anyone should refer to me as "Cornish"....

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Posted: 06/10/2010 12:09:46
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1= Sten 2= digital cameras 3= Doom Bar

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Posted: 31/10/2010 13:12:49
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but having been out of the underground world a few years, it's got to be lights.

Back in the day, I used CS exNCB Youles and Oldhams, graduated to exWD nicads, and when I went abroad a large Petzl stinky.

No comparison with the LED stuff available nowadays.

Quote from Mike Harding: 'I could see for YARDS!'
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derrickman

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Posted: 01/11/2010 07:23:01
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mobile phone, so you don't have to carry pennies in your ammon can and hunt for a phone box when you come out IP: 86.30.241.199
SimonRL

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Posted: 04/11/2010 12:39:50
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I'm going to stick my neck out here... Wink

But after 5 years of wearing boiler suits I've bought a Warmbac Shocked and it's a revelation. It's warm, but not sweaty, it seems pretty tough but it's not too heavy. It's a bit noisy mind.

Vanood gave me lots of abuse, and accused me of looking like a lego man. But I think he's just jealous of my sartorial elegance Laugh

It's hardly covert though, so I might ask if they'll make me one in black Smile

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Posted: 04/11/2010 12:43:58
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I don't know, wearing Warmbacs, wanting wet and crawly trips.... We can change the Nenthead meet at Christmas to Ingleton if you really want to?

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Posted: 04/11/2010 12:44:53
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I have photographs.

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Posted: 04/11/2010 12:46:58
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I don't know, wearing Warmbacs, wanting wet and crawly trips.... We can change the Nenthead meet at Christmas to Ingleton if you really want to?


Laugh No, definitely Nent please Thumbs Up

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Posted: 04/11/2010 12:58:49
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Post them please- i could do with a laugh today!
Vanoord wrote:

I have photographs.


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