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Blast from the past!

On 4 Jul 2008 at 7:00pm madge wrote:
Like everyone else I get fed up with all the H&S regulations that are a bit extreme. When you think back there are loads of things we were free do that I feel sad my children & grandchildren cannot enjoy or experience but there was also a lot of extremely dangerous practices especially within companies that we shoud be grateful are no longer tolerated.
Has anyone got any horror stories or fun experiences from the past to share on here that wouldnt be tolerated today?
Lets have a blast from the past....
On 4 Jul 2008 at 8:45pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
When I was growing up in the seventies, my Mum used to leave me with a friends child and we would go all over the place. I remember we used to sit under a bridge,and play in the stream, and we used to cycle over to Barcombe Mills and have a swim. I was 9 and he was 6. Can't imagine anyone letting their kids do that now!!! Another thing that I remember from the seventies, was when I spent time in a Childrens hospital. To get to the playroom, you had to go outside and walk across a courtyard. Anyway, one day I opened the door to go out and it was particularly windy. Unfortunately the door slammed shut on my finger and cut the tip off. Ruined my chances of being a hand model, but back then my mum wouldn't have dreamt of taking further action (and still wouldn't, even if it happened today). Oh the good old days.
On 4 Jul 2008 at 9:52pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
I used to catch a bus to school and the bus company laid on double deckers for us - we used to think it was great fun running over to different sides of the bus to try and make it fall over when we went around roundabouts!
On 4 Jul 2008 at 10:09pm busman wrote:
the kids still do that on the bus trust me i drive one (i stuff cotton wool in my ears as well the noise ahhhh
On 6 Jul 2008 at 7:27pm Dunk wrote:
When i was in playgroup in the early 80's, we were allowed to climb on a load of stacked up boxes and i fell off and injured my wrist and was sent to hospital. Nothing serious but im sure these days something like that would have Health and Safety charging through the door with their clipboards!
On 7 Jul 2008 at 12:35pm Inspector wrote:
I never used to do anything. I always used to stand next to the teacher in the playground holding her hand. I used to go straight upstairs when I came home from school and put my books and Cds in alphabetical order. I now work for HSE.
On 7 Jul 2008 at 2:31pm Vinyl Perve! wrote:
CD's as a child?
You must be one of this forum's youngest contributors!
On 7 Jul 2008 at 5:23pm INRS wrote:
I used to live in Worthing, and me and my friend used to ride our bikes down to the beach, and because we had no money to go on the pier we used to climb along the ironwork underneath it right out to the end. It wasnt easy as it was covered in rust, seaweed and barnacles. I was probably doing this when I was 9 or 10 as I moved to Lewes when I was 11. Of course in those days we didnt need to tell anyone where we were going either, as long as we were home by teatime it was OK.
On 7 Jul 2008 at 7:38pm Dunk wrote:
Or a time traveller!
On 10 Jul 2008 at 9:20pm Queen Vic wrote:
When I was growing up in the 70's (not in Lewes) I used to climb over the fence of those fenced off electricity generation stations you get in neighbourhoods and climb about (no wires were there).
I think of it now and I'm gob-snacked at the stupidity of it. I also used to cycle 7-10 miles away from home on my own, thought nothing off it.
The only time the police were called was by the mother of a 5-year old friend of mine when I was 6. We'd gone out for a ride and didn't get back until 9. I got a mild scold, but that was it.
I let my daughter wander round the parks of Lewes as much as she wants (she's 3 and a half) - but can't help feel nervous sometimes. But then child abduction is as rare now as it was then. It's jumping into the river I have to keep my eyes open for, she's fearless.

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