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Is it time for a change?
Started by: Anne (3404)  Report abuse
This morning, for no apparent reason I checked up how long I had been at my present address, it was 49 years come autumn. What is the longest you have been at any one address? Is it too long, am I a stick in the mud?

Posted by: nanajacqui (1771)  Report abuse
42 years Anne & no intention of moving

Posted by: priscus (7034) Report abuse
Half a century of not having to face the trauma of moving. I envy you!

Posted by: jathbee (9189) Report abuse
Forty three years. We moved a few years ago and no regrets whatsoever.

Posted by: aitch (5487)   Report abuse
We moved into our council house in March 1973 and I have always paid full rent and still am at 79 years old and I have never claimed any housing benefit and before you all jump on the bandwagon as to why I never bought the house there is a good reason

Posted by: custard (6919)   Report abuse
Good for you Aitch..Plus ..You don't have to explain yourself x

Posted by: Wigan Rover (677) Report abuse
Just recently reached 58 years , I was born in our home and have never lived anywhere else

Posted by: nanajacqui (1771)  Report abuse
My hubbys uncle Bob was born in Egerton St,Abram & died aged 91 still in same house

Posted by: cordyline (4743)   Report abuse
We bought our house in 1972
The bar was a strong selling point for me
I didn't look at the other rooms etc

Bar and fancy wall was solid brick-work right down to the

All now removed including the Canon Gas Miser

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2945) Report abuse
Thats pure 1970's and we had an identical Canon Gas Fire and they were very good and very hot

Posted by: kathpressey (4788)  Report abuse
great photos. Funny how fashions change. Did you use the bar much?

Posted by: cordyline (4743)   Report abuse
.use the bar much ?
yes, in those days I drank my share
We bought the house because it had a bar in it

Mrs C there pouring me a drink of Watneys; from memory I think you screwed a gas canister on to make the beer gaseous
Mrs C was partial to Snowball drinks

Now I'm Teetotal, have been for about 16 years
...couple more photos later

Posted by: cordyline (4743)   Report abuse
Getting back to Anne's question
We have only lived at our present address
Married in 1972; bought this house at same time
We were only 'Courting' for about 5 months

We occasionally considered moving in the early years, but I couldn't be bothered to make the effort

Unlikely that we will move now until we have to

Posted by: cordyline (4743)   Report abuse
So Anne, are you looking to move or stay at your present home ?

Or undecided

Posted by: Anne (3404)  Report abuse
Not moving, put too much in this place and don't want to start all over again. By the time I had things as I wanted I would probably be too old to care. I don't believe there is a perfect place left by someone else.

Posted by: mortarmillbill (422) Report abuse
Never mind the bar.

Will the sideburns ever make a comeback

Posted by: cordyline (4743)   Report abuse
Sideburns long gone

So has the hair on top
It was in comb-over mode for above piccys


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