Tag Archives: Stoke-on-Trent

The joy of Utensils

When I was at the Elms Catering College, Stoke-on-Trent, 1978-80, I was in a cohort of about twenty students who each had to buy a set of chef’s whites and a wrap of knives and implements prior to enrollment. We … Continue reading

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The Stoke Family

There’s definitely something going on: it seems like it’s the biggest big week in the history of big weeks; the texts are flying in and by the end of it I will have spoken to everyone I know and everyone … Continue reading

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I just couldn’t resist it, via Motorola

I noticed this sign while I was stopped at the traffic lights in Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, last Sunday lunchtime before the Mighty Potters proved to strong for West Ham.! There was a terrier sitting in the window of the house looking … Continue reading

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Newquay 1972

You’d never guess that the kid on the left was the best super lightweight scrapper in any school playground you could care to mention, would you? Mother was feeling much better yesterday.

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Scanners

I’ve never had a scanner in the house, which is just as well or this blog might have been rather banal* over the years, full of images of paperclips and bus tickets. I remember using a colour photocopier for the … Continue reading

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These fragments

That Knights, Liverpool photo is a picture that could only have been taken at a particular time. When you look at it you know what model of car will be parked in the streets outside. A couple of people have … Continue reading

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Minestrone (Italian Lobby)

Pel has mentioned this dish on the comments to Ollie below. I am thinking to make some now; as I understand it Minestrone is an Italian peasant dish where you essentially chuck the local stuff into the pot and vary … Continue reading

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