An old pot sink in the garden, god knows been there years, slightly slimy green water,
Great could be the atlantic ocean to me as a boy, better than the bath as that was inside the house,
Any way mum didn’t appreciate bangers fireworks going off in the bathroom even after
Work she could smell the phosphorous,
In those days bangers you got just before bonfire night from the newspaper shop even at 13
Before the regulations came in, we are talking the 60s here.
Ha ha ,2 airfix models auntie annie had bought me just great for a battle hms hood and the bismark.
Of course the germans were gona loose they always did at the picture house on Saturday
Morning why not here,
Load a banger into the chimney on the model ship, light the fuse , hms Bismark came around the corner, and with a bang. Bismark was sunk, well blown to smitherines really.
Well a bit too much gunpowder cos bits of airfix went all over the roses in next door neighbours garden. they weren’t at home and he would need better instructions, than what came in the box, to put it all back together again and then work out it was one of my toys, tee heeI laughed.
Many sea battles were done in that old sink
Autumn turned to winter and winter to spring
Lets get rid of this old sink said dad , sure dad
Need to tip the water out easy to carry
Low and behold, dam 3 goldfish I put in there fell, out must have been there 7 months ,forgot all about em .not like me with animals.
Didn’t wana put em in a stupid bowl again not fair so yeah great stick em in a plaggy bag and take em to Pontefract park lake freedom at last.and a lot bigger than the sink lol
People used to go pike fishing in ponte lake good for pike
Those of you don’t know ,pike are mean nasty fish, eat everything grow up to 4 foot long and teeth like jaws
The pike dissaperaed from ponte lake
I think after all that experience and hardship in the sink and explosives, the tough little bastards , my goldfish, ate them all
Probably still there now 8 foot long
If you can still hire a rowing boat on ponte lake “Don’t”…….