Food in the fifties



Old Boar

West Wales
Olive oil was used for sunbathing
Raw porradge oats with milk was eaten with threats of bursting your stomach lining
Sausages had no minimum meat requirement and were liable to burst with the amount of fat in them (hence bangers)
Oranges were a treat at Christmas
Chickens had dark meat on their legs and were expensive
Potatoes were peeled to find the slug holes and get rid of the green bits
Bacon had worms
Eggs had lions on them
Blue tits stole the cream from the glass bottles left every morning ready for breakfast
The choice of cheese was cheddar or triangles
Vesta tried to make curry by drying bits of cardboard in sauce
Dripping on bread was a treat
Pepper was grey dust in a tub
There was only one type of lettuce
And I wont even mention corn beef...
And hardly anyone was fat, never mind obese, or had T2 diabetes.
Would it be anything to do with the type of work they we did, digging drains with a pick and shovel , loading bales with a pitchfork , unloading lorries , forking silage out of pits , cutting hedges with a hand hook , no quads , it just goes on , at 14 I had muscles like on steroids

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...