1950s Dustbin Man

1950s Dustbin Man

Clang, clatter,bang...all gone. Thanks for the memory Michael. A lovely colourful bin man...the rot set in when they became “ Refuse Collectors” .

Thanks Sylvia. You could put hot ashes in those metal bins then.

Make sure you give him a tip at Christmas, unless you want a trail of rubbish. Great sketch, Michael.

Thanks Seth. Next time my old man went round there he punched him up the nose.

Great bin man, Michael.

Lovely colours and my goodness this takes me back!

I knew him Michael. He used to come around our way every Friday. (Mondays' were washing day and even the bin men daren't disturb the Cutty Sark displays in the back streets. More than their livers were worth) (-:

Yes, I remember them well! At least we didn't have all the recycling to sort back in the old days.

Thank you all. All noted with interest. I should have said, punched him up the throat, not nose.

Brusho works very good, Michael.

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Watercolour with Brusho

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Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

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