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56 minutes ago, openspaceman said:

Never, my father was determined to get away and came to Surrey. All my male cousins seemed to work there and have passed away, asbestos related cancers.

I well remember the 'lagging teams' in the old steam boiler ships...  My TKD instructor is a proper Plymuff bey and an ex-yardy from the scaffolding gang back in the day.  He was actually at a funeral yesterday, he's been to quite a few recently - lots of them ex-yardies.

 

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1 hour ago, kevinjohnsonmbe said:

I well remember the 'lagging teams' in the old steam boiler ships...  My TKD instructor is a proper Plymuff bey and an ex-yardy from the scaffolding gang back in the day.  He was actually at a funeral yesterday, he's been to quite a few recently - lots of them ex-yardies.

 

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Yes it's very sad but I'm not sure what my cousins did, one of the three was definitely a carpenter and the eldest one left early and became a publican yet they three all died from asbestos related disease. I don't think any got to my age now.

 

In my teens we would have raucous family gatherings for weddings and such at a ex serviceman's club somewhere off union street.

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My first boss started with "The Corporation" or the Council in Londonderry, and talked about the men mixing the dry asbestos fibres with runny fire cement and plastering it in and around pipework and boilers with their bare hands. Probably in the middle 1980's when asbestos related deaths started to spike or were newsworthy. Anyway I remember him discussing it. He however is as healthy as a trout in his 90's.

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1 hour ago, Stere said:

Soylent green 😏

NOT plant based from my recollection - does it come with chips? K

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On 19/10/2021 at 20:27, openspaceman said:

I'll sing you a story of my uncle Jim

Somebody threw a tomato at him

Tomatoes don't hurt you, I said with a grin,...

The Wild Rover! Blimey that's brought back some good memories of post match rugby singing that have lain undisturbed for 30 years. 

Does that still happen I wonder. 

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Hahaha: 
 



and then: 
 

WWW.INDEPENDENT.IE

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage has been tricked into creating a video message with a poorly disguised pro-IRA message...

 

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