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Teenage adventures revisited
« on: September 08, 2021, 05:00:04 PM »
In 1972, when I was 17, some friends and I got a job strawberry picking in the Cotswolds.  We lived in tents at the bottom of the strawberry field. For a month. In the summer.

We had no toilets. We had no means of washing except for a churn of cold water the farmer brought down once a week.

We had no means of washing clothes

We cooked stuff from tins over an open fire.

One night a mad axeman got loose in the village scared2:

We must have stunk  noooo: noooo:

It was a very happy month cloud9:

We went to the 8 Bells in Chipping Campden and drank cloudy cider (6d a pint and then fall over) or the Ebrington Arms

Tomorrow I am meeting one of our number for lunch at the now much posher Ebrington Arms

I wonder if that buxom local lass Dawn Payne is still around? eyes: redface:
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Re: Teenage adventures revisited
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2021, 05:17:37 PM »
In 1972, when I was 17, some friends and I got a job strawberry picking in the Cotswolds.  We lived in tents at the bottom of the strawberry field. For a month. In the summer.

We had no toilets. We had no means of washing except for a churn of cold water the farmer brought down once a week.

We had no means of washing clothes

We cooked stuff from tins over an open fire.

One night a mad axeman got loose in the village scared2:

We must have stunk  noooo: noooo:

It was a very happy month cloud9:

We went to the 8 Bells in Chipping Campden and drank cloudy cider (6d a pint and then fall over) or the Ebrington Arms

Tomorrow I am meeting one of our number for lunch at the now much posher Ebrington Arms

I wonder if that buxom local lass Dawn Payne is still around? eyes: redface:

How splendid!... I was 12...  whistle:
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Re: Teenage adventures revisited
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2021, 05:23:34 PM »
A local woman did offer me a bath one night. When I got out I noticed it was black.

Being 17 it did not occur to me to clean it redface:
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Re: Teenage adventures revisited
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2021, 05:57:46 PM »
A local woman did offer me a bath one night. When I got out I noticed it was black.

Being 17 it did not occur to me to clean it redface:

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Re: Teenage adventures revisited
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2021, 06:36:59 PM »
Long enough has passed that she may be safely dead or has forgotten that I porked her daughter in a tent redface:
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Re: Teenage adventures revisited
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2021, 08:33:20 PM »
In 1972, when I was 17, some friends and I got a job strawberry picking in the Cotswolds.  We lived in tents at the bottom of the strawberry field. For a month. In the summer.

We had no toilets. We had no means of washing except for a churn of cold water the farmer brought down once a week.

We had no means of washing clothes

We cooked stuff from tins over an open fire.

One night a mad axeman got loose in the village scared2:

We must have stunk  noooo: noooo:

It was a very happy month cloud9:

We went to the 8 Bells in Chipping Campden and drank cloudy cider (6d a pint and then fall over) or the Ebrington Arms

Tomorrow I am meeting one of our number for lunch at the now much posher Ebrington Arms

I wonder if that buxom local lass Dawn Payne is still around? eyes: redface:

Ebrington Arms... I've paid more than a few visits, cracking pub, excellent food  cloud9:
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Re: Teenage adventures revisited
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2021, 10:51:21 PM »
Long enough has passed that she may be safely dead or has forgotten that I porked her daughter in a tent redface:

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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2021, 06:20:10 AM »
Long enough has passed that she may be safely dead or has forgotten that I porked her daughter in a tent redface:

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Re: Teenage adventures revisited
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2021, 08:25:03 AM »
Long enough has passed that she may be safely dead or has forgotten that I porked her daughter in a tent redface:

Either that or she has had to deal with an accident prone ginger grandson or daughter..  whistle:
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Re: Teenage adventures revisited
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2021, 11:20:29 AM »
Long enough has passed that she may be safely dead or has forgotten that I porked her daughter in a tent redface:
Maybe the daughter never even noticed as it was so brief
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Re: Teenage adventures revisited
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2021, 11:50:02 AM »
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Re: Teenage adventures revisited
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2021, 07:44:31 PM »
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