Welcome to WikiWirral, sharing is what we do best.
Forum Stats
12186 Members
65 Forums
72617 Topics
978522 Posts
69 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
77 registered (11kendo, 12 invisible), 1622 Guests and 206 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Trump 804
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil 743
Parking Charges 741
Paypal help 428
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery 368
Question Time 359
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 349
Paper Recycling. ? 345
Best Price for Scarpping my car 337
Something to get a drone off a roof! 329
New General Forums
Test on old english words
by derekdwc
20th Jan 2017 8:02pm
Jets
by cools
20th Jan 2017 12:14pm
The Scouse Accent
by palemoon
18th Jan 2017 7:49pm
birthday wishes
by sunnyside
18th Jan 2017 12:48pm
New Wirral History
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
18th Jan 2017 9:07pm
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Problem With Wifi
by Excoriator
7 minutes 40 seconds ago
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by Excoriator
16 minutes 14 seconds ago
Parking Charges
by venice
Today at 02:29 PM
LCD/Plasma wall bracket - 10
by DavidB
Today at 02:16 PM
Childs solid wood bed
by Mike_Hoylake
Today at 01:01 PM
Something to get a drone off a roof!
by fish5133
Today at 11:28 AM
Trump
by venice
Today at 11:07 AM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
Today at 10:25 AM
Paper Recycling. ?
by spinner1
Yesterday at 11:51 PM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
17th Jan 2017 9:46am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#340410 - 3rd Aug 2009 3:30pm WW2 magazine
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
I've just obtained some old magazines; thought this might be interesting.
This is 'Practical Engineering' from Feb.1940. This was during what was known as the Phoney War: Hitler had invaded Poland & we had declared war on Germany, but not much was happening. It was not until May 1940 that Hitler invaded France & the war really began.
Looking at the adverts in the magazine, it was clear that the war was very much in peoples' minds.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
1.jpg

2.jpg

3.jpg

4.jpg


_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
Wirral History Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Superior Heating by Stephen Foster (Dodie) * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#340446 - 3rd Aug 2009 7:12pm Re: WW2 magazine [Re: chriskay]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21002
Loc: Wirral
Love "this is Fighting talk"
Thanks for sharing chris wink
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#340447 - 3rd Aug 2009 7:12pm Re: WW2 magazine [Re: chriskay]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7850
Loc: tranmere
That Newnes war atlas must of been useful, knowing exactly where your loved one was blown to bits must of come in very handy.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#340458 - 3rd Aug 2009 7:40pm Re: WW2 magazine [Re: chriskay]
bri445 Offline

Veteran

Registered: 27th Apr 2009
Posts: 678
Loc: Isle of Wight
It's interesting that they should start a new magazine at that time, and a weekly too, when paper supply was restricted. The supply of wood pulp from Scandinavia was cut off and there was a drive to collect waste paper and rags. The paper quality was poor and yellowed, as seen here. Remember the 'Wartime Economy Book Publishing' symbol?
Nice find, Chris. I bet they are full of good technical stuff but not giving any war secrets away!
Bri

Top
#340596 - 4th Aug 2009 12:21pm Re: WW2 magazine [Re: bri445]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Bri; no, I don't remember that economy symbol. I remember the one on furniture & clothing, but I can't find an illustration. I think that in 1940, shortages hadn't made themselves fully felt. I've scanned some more pages, this time from " Practical Mechanics" from 1943 & 1944. On the first page of the Feb 1944 one, there's a note about the paper shortage, just below the heading; same in the April 1943 one. In both, there's quite a few pages of "The Cyclist" but nothing from "Practical Motorist" or "Home Movies"
Hope you all find these scans interesting.

You need to copy & paste the link to the Me 323.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
43-1.jpg

Description: April 1943

43-2.jpg

Description: April 1943 I'm surprised that they could give even this much info. out.

43-4.jpg

Description: April 1943 Bloody war! Can't even get model railway stuff.

43-3.jpg

Description: Couldn't resist this one; sorry girls.

44-1.jpg

Description: This & all the following ones are from Feb 1944

44-2.jpg

Description: Notice how the lamp is masked to only throw light downwards

44-3.jpg

Description: Another from Bassett-Lowke. They were considered the Rolls Royce of English railway models.

44-4.jpg

Description: http://ww2db.com/aircraft_spec.php?aircraft_model_id=212

44-5.jpg

Description: I guess that before the war, it was all natural rubber

44-6.jpg

Description: Another ad. apologising for shortages.

44-7.jpg

Description: The small ads.

44-8.jpg

Description: From the small ads page. Note that he had to confirm that he is British: Becker has a distinct German ring to it!


_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#340601 - 4th Aug 2009 12:50pm Re: WW2 magazine [Re: chriskay]
Dava2479 Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 10th Feb 2008
Posts: 1924
Loc: Wirral
This is excellent stuff Chris.Great find and thanks for sharing. smile

Top
#340654 - 4th Aug 2009 4:37pm Re: WW2 magazine [Re: Dava2479]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Just a bit more from the cycling section. This from 1947.
Discussing the cost of touring.

"I should think it needs all of a pound a day to meet the complete expenses of a cycling tour, and that is not reckoning such personal items as tobacco, strong liquor and postage stamps."

And this advert; I can't really believe that the double entendre was intentional, but I think it's hilarious; look at the marvellous shy, eyes-cast-down expressions.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
2009-08-04 16-25-15_0059.jpg




Edited by chriskay (4th Aug 2009 4:58pm)
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#340674 - 4th Aug 2009 6:30pm Re: WW2 magazine [Re: chriskay]
bri445 Offline

Veteran

Registered: 27th Apr 2009
Posts: 678
Loc: Isle of Wight
Here's the economy symbol, 2''x1.1/2'', on an electronics book of 1948.

Those small ads bring a lot back! Chemistry sets... I could buy a lot of nasty chemicals with glass and rubber tubing at the chemist in Bebington Road, between the station and Barlow Ave. What was the name?
Used to spend hours glass-bending, over the gas stove flame. Got a bunsen burner later. Gas was cheap then! Penny in the slot meter AND a rebate!
Home-made fireworks were popular at any time of the year, naturally. Potassium chlorate, strontium nitrate, sulphur, iron filings and charcoal in un-remembered proportions!
We survived somehow!

Which reminds me of war surplus equipment, Whitechapel, Praed Street, Tott. Court Road.....OK,thats enough, some other time...

Bri


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Scan-090804-0002.jpg



Top
#340684 - 4th Aug 2009 6:58pm Re: WW2 magazine [Re: chriskay]
bri445 Offline

Veteran

Registered: 27th Apr 2009
Posts: 678
Loc: Isle of Wight
Originally Posted By: chriskay
Just a bit more from the cycling section. This from 1947.


Has he just given her a ream of A4 paper and a tin of Heinz beans? That's the way to a woman's heart!!

Top
#340687 - 4th Aug 2009 7:17pm Re: WW2 magazine [Re: bri445]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Thanks for that Bri; I remember it now. I too was an amateur chemist. Don't know the name of yours, but mine was in Prenton Rd.West, opposite the Rovers' ground. He was a great old guy who taught me a lot. Sold me my first camera too, an old 1/2plate one, with glass plates, not film. He rejoiced in the name of Percy Kingdom Bottomley. In about 1955 I worked for a time at J.W.Towers, laboratory suppliers, at the top of Brownlow Hill; that was great, I could get anything I wanted & even sometimes had stuff delivered. Yes, we did survive, with most of our parts.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#340694 - 4th Aug 2009 7:47pm Re: WW2 magazine [Re: chriskay]
bri445 Offline

Veteran

Registered: 27th Apr 2009
Posts: 678
Loc: Isle of Wight
I remember the name JW Towers! Did they have a catalogue of beakers, flasks, etc.? A 'Leibig's condenser' would have been useful, too!

And here's the Utility symbol:


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
util2.jpg



Top
#340748 - 5th Aug 2009 12:10am Re: WW2 magazine [Re: bri445]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Towers had a very large catalogue.
Thanks for the utility symbol; I never knew what it meant, looks like a very early Pacman. How about you?
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#340749 - 5th Aug 2009 12:13am Re: WW2 magazine [Re: bri445]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Originally Posted By: bri445


Has he just given her a ream of A4 paper


No, that would be foolscap.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#340786 - 5th Aug 2009 11:04am Re: WW2 magazine [Re: chriskay]
bri445 Offline

Veteran

Registered: 27th Apr 2009
Posts: 678
Loc: Isle of Wight
Not many would know foolscap nowadays!!

The utility sign was said to stand for 'Civilian Clothing 1941' so why was it used on furniture as well?


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
utility.gif



Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Problem With Wifi
by Uffda
Today at 04:06 PM
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:03 AM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:00pm
Question Time
by derekdwc
19th Jan 2017 11:27pm
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
19th Jan 2017 6:25pm
For Sale & Free
LCD/Plasma wall bracket - 10
by DavidB
Today at 02:16 PM
Childs solid wood bed
by Mike_Hoylake
Today at 01:01 PM
Something to get a drone off a roof!
by TheComputerLab
Yesterday at 04:56 PM
PC Monitor
by organiser
Yesterday at 01:16 PM
SwissGear suitcase only used once
by newbrightonmole
20th Jan 2017 8:54pm
Featured Member
Registered: 23rd Mar 2013
Posts: 394
Newest Members
IdontKnow, Glenburn63, Branco, Smudge22, Collette63
12186 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
19th Jan 2017 11:16am
Paypal help
by venice
17th Jan 2017 8:59pm
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
17th Jan 2017 9:04am
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
News : New Topics
Brides Flown In
by granny
Yesterday at 11:16 PM
Tasering Again
by diggingdeeper
20th Jan 2017 6:14pm
Trump
by cools
20th Jan 2017 4:16pm
Nuns Abused Children in Care Homes.
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:13pm
Parking Charges
by diggingdeeper
19th Jan 2017 3:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Problem With Wifi
by Uffda
Today at 04:06 PM
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:03 AM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:00pm
Question Time
by derekdwc
19th Jan 2017 11:27pm
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
19th Jan 2017 6:25pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Problem With Wifi 79
Brides Flown In 70
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain 26
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 8:11am
Sunset Sun 4:36pm
Local Time Sun 6:31pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me