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Old 18 September 2013, 08:59   #61
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You were loaded then 3.80 to deliver the weekly observer to 2 miles of houses. It was back breaking wouldn't give you a trolley!
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Old 18 September 2013, 09:22   #62
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You were loaded then 3.80 to deliver the weekly observer to 2 miles of houses. It was back breaking wouldn't give you a trolley!
Are you from Yorkshire ??
You were lucky !!

WE lived in a paper bag outside a sewerage farm..........
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Used to earn 4 a week delivering the local free adds paper, my round had 163 houses and the papers were heavy. I lived 1 1/2 miles away from the houses. So it took several trips.

The bonus was if we had leaflets to deliver as well we got a few extra pence.

I saved up for months and bought a Sony personal cassette player and an aa battery charger from Argos. I then had enough left to pay for a few games of pool on holiday....
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Old 18 September 2013, 10:09   #64
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the good old days beef dripping butties & first up best dressed ,4 of us takeing turns sunday night in the tin bath in front of the fire lol oh happy days
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I buy second hand stuff and sell it on for profit, stuff like bikes and even pets. The first boat I bought was a little 4hp dinghy, got me out there fishing though
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Old 18 September 2013, 11:13   #66
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Yeah, it's in the for sale section somewhere, I've also got the correct flow coat for your rib
guess will have to make a journey to yours at some point! Sounds good, as I said before I need to do that repair on the keel guard where it is painted the wrong orange, looks a bit naff.

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You were loaded then 3.80 to deliver the weekly observer to 2 miles of houses. It was back breaking wouldn't give you a trolley!
Oh yes, happy days indeed. I learned to be punctual when I was 14 coz the last one of us (12) paper boys to turn up each morning got the 15 storey block of flats. When the lift worked it stunk like an ol' folks home and when it didn't you were well and truly f@@ked.

Far easier to swing along the pavement on me uber-cool Raleigh Chopper for the sake of 10 minutes less in bed.
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Old 18 September 2013, 16:32   #68
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Used to earn 4 a week delivering the local free adds paper, my round had 163 houses and the papers were heavy. I lived 1 1/2 miles away from the houses. So it took several trips.

The bonus was if we had leaflets to deliver as well we got a few extra pence.
Oh yeah I have fibbed about my then massive earnings I forgot about the extra pennies for the leaflets!
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Slave labour dude

But if you had a milk round you were rich!!!!
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it's good to see a nipper who is not in front of a gaming console
So true .. I have an 18 YO that has thrown his youth away, and is a gormless twat because of console obsession when he could have learned so much

Now drilling holes in consoles sounds good Xbox ones
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