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8 minutes ago, magnus said:

Came across an old picture of my brother dragging a set of wheels from a pram - treasure back in the day. The plan obviously was to find a plank of wood some nails  and get building. But was it called a geeg or a bogie?

Geeg, if you called it a bogie you were a nob.

 

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Slightly off topic, but. Did anyone else ever have one of the old metal roller skates (Woolies and Logan’s on Foxbar Road were I believe the purveyors of said antiques) and use an old Christmas annual as a seat and tear down the nearest pavement on a hill. Hollows crescent was like Brands Hatch during school holidays. Them were the days.

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Slightly off topic, but. Did anyone else ever have one of the old metal roller skates (Woolies and Logan’s on Foxbar Road were I believe the purveyors of said antiques) and use an old Christmas annual as a seat and tear down the nearest pavement on a hill. Hollows crescent was like Brands Hatch during school holidays. Them were the days.

Indeed, the skates were adjustable with a wee wing nut underneath

Honestly, happy days

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20 minutes ago, Russian Saint said:

Slightly off topic, but. Did anyone else ever have one of the old metal roller skates (Woolies and Logan’s on Foxbar Road were I believe the purveyors of said antiques) and use an old Christmas annual as a seat and tear down the nearest pavement on a hill. Hollows crescent was like Brands Hatch during school holidays. Them were the days.

Normally the Dandy or Beano. All great until you picked up too much speed and it all started to wobble from side to side - ending with the skate flying out. Happy days indeed - and mostly sunny 😎

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A Geeg for me, me and as many of my pals as possible going down Don Drive into Nith Avenue. Then a neighbour would appear on the pavement and it was either onto the road and hope for the best or crash into the kerb and send yir mates flying into the hedge, lol

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6 hours ago, Russian Saint said:

Slightly off topic, but. Did anyone else ever have one of the old metal roller skates (Woolies and Logan’s on Foxbar Road were I believe the purveyors of said antiques) and use an old Christmas annual as a seat and tear down the nearest pavement on a hill. Hollows crescent was like Brands Hatch during school holidays. Them were the days.

Aye old topper annual and skint knuckles.........................sigh

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11 hours ago, smcc said:

I was brought up in Lochwinnoch in the years just after the end of World War 11 and I had never heard or seen the word "geeg" until this thread appeared.  Our cairts were called bogies.

Eleven World Wars? lol

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