Donkey Stones

Started by: First Mate (738)

Is there anywhere local that these can be bought ? Asking for a friend.

Started: 6th Mar 2022 at 13:18

Posted by: joebloggs (29)

used to get them off the rag and bone they still come round?

Replied: 6th Mar 2022 at 13:54

Posted by: momac (12023) 

I would give 'Bygone Times' a ring,they seem to have everything.

Replied: 6th Mar 2022 at 14:05

Posted by: sonlyme (3163)

Donkey brand rubbing stones
rags and bottles and bones.
A couple of lines from a song written by a friend of mine a long time ago.
Ted Edwards

Replied: 6th Mar 2022 at 15:04

Posted by: tomplum (9190) 

He aw he aw he aw he aways sang that song sonlyme,

Replied: 6th Mar 2022 at 15:06

Posted by: sonlyme (3163)

True Tom it was written about the Hindley rag and bone man Bill Tracey.
He liked a pint or ten did Bill.A grand chap

Replied: 6th Mar 2022 at 15:20

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9751)

Hardware stall in the Market Hall, and if she hasn't got them, she can probably tell yoo where to get them

Replied: 6th Mar 2022 at 15:43

Posted by: First Mate (738)

Thanks, everyone much obliged

Replied: 6th Mar 2022 at 20:07

Posted by: AngelWood (761)

There's a small old fashioned hardware shop on Market Street in Hindley, the kind that will sell you 4 nails if that's all you need. You could try there.

Replied: 6th Mar 2022 at 21:48

Posted by: tomplum (9190) 

or four candles perhaps ?

Replied: 6th Mar 2022 at 22:29

Posted by: nanajacqui (4174) 

Brilliant the fork handles one by two Ronnies

Replied: 7th Mar 2022 at 07:15

Posted by: ena malcup (1188) 

Still have a hose and cart rag and bone man where I live.

These days though, they only want scrap metal or re-sellable articles. (and, they are even picky about what metals they will take.)

And nowt offered in exchange now.

Replied: 7th Mar 2022 at 17:30

Posted by: sonlyme (3163)

Donkey stone or a goldfish in Hindley.

Replied: 7th Mar 2022 at 17:55

Posted by: retep1949 (827)

I remember Bill Tracey picking my Grandad up one Sunday morning in a pony and trap.There was another rag and bone man called Brock who one day gave out goldfish instead of a donkey stone and had kids queuing up with rags.That was a coincidence Sonlyme

Replied: 7th Mar 2022 at 17:55
Last edited by retep1949: 7th Mar 2022 at 18:13:09


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