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View Percy of Peckham's Profile Percy of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 14 Sep 16 7.52am Send a Private Message to Percy of Peckham Add Percy of Peckham as a friend

Originally posted by OhthisbloodyPC

rosettes!

I forgot about the rosettes

Glorious!!!!

The overly generous knitted scarf from your Mum or Gran.

If you were the first to arrive on the terraces you'd head for an iron (crush) bar so you had something to lean on during the match.

You could also rest on it at half time while supping coffee from your thermos or munching your Mars bar which in those days were the size of bricks!

 


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Flash Flag Lampeter 14 Sep 16 8.12am

Originally posted by OhthisbloodyPC

Does anyone remember when people used to take wooden rattles into the ground?

And they sold Bovril?

I used to like the smell of smoke wafting across the air, at a night match. (I was too young to smoke, but it was glorious smelling the smoke in the night air)

And older people would tell youngsters they should get their bloody hair cut. (Even though it was none of their business)

At half time, if you were feeling sick, you could go to the St John's Ambulance stand and they would apply leaches to suck some blood. (This was considered medicinal in those days)


Aye, and after t'match wid go 'ome to our paper bag and get ready for next 25 hour day at t'mill. Eeh - yer tell the young of today and they just don't believe yer!

 

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As we are on a nostalgic note i remember first supporting Palace in the late fifties when we had Mike Deakin c/f Gerry Priestley r/w Tony Collins l/w Len Choules c/h Geof Truet r/h and Alfie Noakes f/b A strong team in the third division south Johnny Byrne was in the army during conscription in those days and came back to us when we became founder members of the fourth division.Halycon days

 

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OhthisbloodyPC Flag 14 Sep 16 10.31am

Originally posted by CYPRUS GLAZIER

As we are on a nostalgic note i remember first supporting Palace in the late fifties when we had Mike Deakin c/f Gerry Priestley r/w Tony Collins l/w Len Choules c/h Geof Truet r/h and Alfie Noakes f/b A strong team in the third division south Johnny Byrne was in the army during conscription in those days and came back to us when we became founder members of the fourth division.Halycon days


You sound like a youngster.

The youth of today won't remember this, but I can recall that kids used to hang around outside the ground at Anfield saying "Can I look after your Chariot please mate". You had to slip them a Roman coin, or when you came back all the spurs would have been taken off.

It wasn't that long after the wheel had been invented.

Billy Bonds made his debut for West Ham that season and at Selhurst Park they were unveiling the Arhtur Waite stand which, to this day,i still refer to as the 'new stand'

 

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Hoof Hearted 14 Sep 16 10.44am

Originally posted by OhthisbloodyPC

Does anyone remember when people used to take wooden rattles into the ground?

And they sold Bovril?

I used to like the smell of smoke wafting across the air, at a night match. (I was too young to smoke, but it was glorious smelling the smoke in the night air)

And older people would tell youngsters they should get their bloody hair cut. (Even though it was none of their business)

At half time, if you were feeling sick, you could go to the St John's Ambulance stand and they would apply leaches to suck some blood. (This was considered medicinal in those days)


I started going to Palace in 1963 - when did you witness or experience this happening?

I don't believe you.

Bloodletting by leeches does still occur today in hospitals for cleaning wounds for example, but probably hasn't been a general practice by paramedics or groups such as St John's Ambulance since before WWI I reckon.

Fair enough try to be nostalgic, but you'll be claiming you climbed up chimneys as a kid to clean them next!

 

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I bet he used to train the monkeys who harvested the peanuts for the Peanut Lady!

 


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OhthisbloodyPC Flag 14 Sep 16 11.35am

Originally posted by Hoof Hearted

I started going to Palace in 1963 - when did you witness or experience this happening?

I don't believe you.

Bloodletting by leeches does still occur today in hospitals for cleaning wounds for example, but probably hasn't been a general practice by paramedics or groups such as St John's Ambulance since before WWI I reckon.

Fair enough try to be nostalgic, but you'll be claiming you climbed up chimneys as a kid to clean them next!


You're obviously a Plastic,

If you don't remember when we used to put Nicky Chatterton in the stocks at half time, then you can't be a real fan.

I remember when one of the Palace Dollies was placed in a ducking stool and..... Oh hang on, you're going to say I made this up.

Ask Bert Head. He was there...


 

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Have fond memories of Len Chatterton's "Flatterer". Old Fiat 500 with barrel wheels. Genius!

 

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Does anyone remember having cold feet, I mean really cold? It may have been something to do with standing on the freezing muddy bank that the Holmesdale used to be. Got a bit better when I could afford shoes.

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 14 Sep 16 1.42pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

I note that people living in Bideford and Bristol lose their connectivity with the real world of Sarf Lunnun after a while.

Of course there were leeches. The St John's Ambulance people were rightly proud of their fine and disparate collection. In those days they had feathers in their hats and would do a little dance for you if you were really unwell. Hence the saying, when someone got better, 'that's another feather in your cap'.

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Originally posted by dg1937

Does anyone remember having cold feet, I mean really cold? It may have been something to do with standing on the freezing muddy bank that the Holmesdale used to be. Got a bit better when I could afford shoes.

Yup. But I think the concrete areas were colder than the old mound of earth.

 

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My sister first took me in 1955 when I was 4. She went to Lady Edridge grammar school which is now the site of the players and staff car park. I was so little the turnstile operator allowed my sister to lift me over the turnstile. In 1964 my brother-in-law, John Henty, first played Glad all Over and everyone around the front row banged the old advertising hoardings. It was immediately adopted as a Palace favourite and despite other clubs trying to hijack it (God - can't they come up with their own anthem?)we were the original and still current users. When the Arthur Wait stand was being built I went up there in the summer for a look and ended up holding a piece of shuttering in place with Bert Head at the other end whilst they poured the concrete. Those were the good old days and these are the good old days again for the current generation. The ground atmosphere and phenomenal sound produced by the Holmesdale today are better though than anything of have ever experienced at the ground including the 51K at the Burnley play off match. Keep it up lads and lasses, you are brilliant.

 


I am determined to live until I am as old as I look.

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