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1584austin Post time: 2015-5-12 00:38
Thanks, just a pic of the wrong pie.

In fact that is known as a Cornish Pasty meat and potato ins ...

And Cornish people are ashamed that the company Ginsters is in Cornwall

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Ratfink Post time: 2015-5-12 00:35
It's from the book Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain by John Brand, publish ...

It was not just mince pies ( at that time they had meat in, nowadays mince pies have fruit in them ) the puritanical Cromwell banned many things and Xmas day 1644 people were ordered to fast and not feast

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1584austin Post time: 2015-5-12 01:04
Most are just old 18th-19th Centaury laws

Like, until 1976 all Taxis in London must have carried  ...

One for you oldies, it is still illegal in the UK to impersonate a Chelsea Pensioner

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1584austin Post time: 2015-5-12 01:04
Most are just old 18th-19th Centaury laws

Like, until 1976 all Taxis in London must have carried  ...

A couple of more from the the 18th and 19th century

Many rules brought in by the Metropolitan Police Act 1839 have since been repealed or revised by newer laws. One which hasn’t, however, makes it illegal to beat or shake any carpet rug or mat in any street in the Metropolitan Police District

Also under the Metropolitan Police Act 1839, it is illegal to erect a washing line across any “thoroughfares” in the city

Seen by many as a harmless (if annoying) children’s game, knocking on someone’s door and running away is actually illegal under the 1839 law. It makes it an offence to 'wilfully and wantonly disturb any inhabitant by pulling or ringing any door-bell or knocking at any door without lawful excuse'

Again under the Metropolitan Police Act 1839, it is illegal to “sing any profane, indecent, or obscene song or ballad” in the street. Bad news for stag parties and football fans, then

Source: Guardian article from 2014
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Ratfink Post time: 2015-5-11 22:45
Here's another Victorian law: it's illegal to wear pink pants after noon on Sundays. It's hard to  ...

Sorry Rtty, you are right and wrong at the same time, in Cromwells time ( the time of this law ) mince pies did contain meat but as you say now they contain fruit.

Did Brief Encounter not include a kiss on a station platform? I remember when swimming pools had " No Petting" signs up.

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futsanglung Post time: 2015-5-12 01:22
One for you oldies, it is still illegal in the UK to impersonate a Chelsea Pensioner

So it should be

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1584austin Post time: 2015-5-12 01:25
So it should be

Is that one of the pics petera claims show a fake plane heading for the WTC?

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