A bucket on the stove boiling all the whites The big tin bath on Saturday nights An old glass washboard, an outside loo Distemper on the walls, cardboard in your shoe? Lino on the floor, a scullery out the back A coin in the meter, coalbrick, coke and slack? Keys in the lock, door on the latch Long, hot summers, ponies and traps? Blackleaded range, mansion red tiles Rag men, bone men and men who sharpened knives? Ardglass herrings, buttermilk and snuff Sore heads, stomach aches, tripe and onion stuff. Sennapods, virol, castor oil and malt A poultice for sore throats made of hot salt A half-moon waterwark like a front-door mat Soda farls, wheaten farls, cooling on the rack. Sheets made from flour bags, winding-up clocks, Suspenders for men, holding up their socks. Crombie hats, paddyhats, corner shop small Horse-drawn hearses with black plumes tall. Gas mantles, lamplighters, billycans of tae Walking home from dances, courting on the way. Fish an' chips in newspapers, a pennyworth of jam A pound of broken biscuits, a trolleybus and tram. Donkey's hoof, pinade, crocks and beetles too Rinso, Vim and soapflakes, newspaper in the loo. Carbolic soap, Brylcreem, seven o'clock blades Sugar and water potion making permanent waves. Ale plants growing in a big sweet jar Food safe with wire mesh in every back yard. Hotspur and Rover, Dandy, Beano too A 3d matinee or a jampot in lieu. A refund on bottle, brown paper bags Five Willie Woodbine or sharing a fag. Hoops and cleeks and guiders, parries, whips and all Skipping songs, marble, pitch and toss, handball. Top 20 from Luxembourg, Desert Island Discs Henry Hall's guest night, rock 'n'roll and twist. Billy Cotton's Band Show, a book at bedtime too The list is never-ending - but who was 'skiboo'?