The days of Tanners and Bobs and Threepenny Bits

EasyT replied on 17/11/2020 11:29

Posted on 17/11/2020 11:29

No idea where I came across this poem last summer but it amused me.

TANNERS & BOBS

Back in the days of tanners and bobs,
When Mothers had patience and Fathers had jobs.
When football team families wore hand me down shoes,
And T.V gave only two channels to choose.

Back in the days of three penny bits,
when schools employed nurses to search for your nits.
When snowballs were harmless; ice slides were permitted
and all of your jumpers were warm and hand knitted.

Back in the days of hot ginger beers,
when children remained so for more than six years.
When children respected what older folks said,
and pot was a thing you kept under your bed.

Back in the days of Listen with Mother,
when neighbours were friendly and talked to each other.
When cars were so rare you could play in the street.
When Doctors made house calls and Police walked the beat.

Back in the days of Milligan's Goons,
when butter was butter and songs all had tunes.
It was dumplings for dinner and trifle for tea,
and your annual break was a day by the sea.

Back in the days of Dixon's Dock Green,
Crackerjack pens and Lyons ice cream.
When children could freely wear National Health glasses,
and teachers all stood at the FRONT of their classes.

Back in the days of rocking and reeling,
when mobiles were things that you hung from the ceiling. When woodwork and pottery got taught in schools,
and everyone dreamed of a win on the pools.

Back in the days when I was a lad,
I can't help but smile for the fun that I had.
Hopscotch and roller skates; snowballs to lob.
Back in the days of tanners and bobs.

 

JVB66 replied on 17/11/2020 15:09

Posted on 17/11/2020 15:09

If you google the poem it shoul come up with "village memories" there is more therecool

Those were the days,when there was respect not the modern "respect"?

EasyT replied on 17/11/2020 15:31

Posted on 17/11/2020 15:09 by JVB66

If you google the poem it shoul come up with "village memories" there is more therecool

Those were the days,when there was respect not the modern "respect"?

Posted on 17/11/2020 15:31

Thanks JVB I will have a nose later

EasyT replied on 18/11/2020 12:54

Posted on 17/11/2020 15:09 by JVB66

If you google the poem it shoul come up with "village memories" there is more therecool

Those were the days,when there was respect not the modern "respect"?

Posted on 18/11/2020 12:54

Those were the days of bobbies on the beat and village coppers that new many people and were happy to help.