Croggy - a new one on me.

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LollyKat
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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby LollyKat » 5 Nov 2017, 5:54pm

crazydave789 wrote: barm cakes were bigger like scotties.

Don't you mean stotties?


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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby crazydave789 » 5 Nov 2017, 6:05pm

no they were scotties but it is viable that they were lost in translation and copied over a few years, stotties were north of the big garden wall IIRC.

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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Jun 2019, 9:20pm

Middie
Saw three people on a tandem today, the extra one sat on the front saddle
The captain was standing, or maybe sharing a banana saddle with the Middler
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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby markjohnobrien » 3 Jun 2019, 9:24am

gloomyandy wrote:I grew up in the E Mids (Notts/Derby border), in the 60s/70s it was always a croggy there! Ay'Up mate gis a croggy! Now living in W. Yorks and a mention of this to my cycling friends resulted in blank expressions!


I agree: I'm too originally from the Notts/Derbyshire border in the East Midlands and it was always a croggy.

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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby thirdcrank » 3 Jun 2019, 10:34am

It's interesting to read back over this thread on what should largely be a light-hearted if informative discussion. It gives some insight into the brexit thread.

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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby eileithyia » 3 Jun 2019, 12:04pm

thirdcrank wrote:It's interesting to read back over this thread on what should largely be a light-hearted if informative discussion. It gives some insight into the brexit thread.


I haven't even dared look at that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby 9494arnold » 3 Jun 2019, 12:19pm

I'm with Lolly Kat on this one, it's a "Backie"

Was the Tandem a Triplet perchance?

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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby Mike Sales » 3 Jun 2019, 12:33pm

gloomyandy wrote:I grew up in the E Mids (Notts/Derby border), in the 60s/70s it was always a croggy there! Ay'Up mate gis a croggy!


I remember that line from my short childhood stay in Pinxton. It was a tough pit village for a boy straight from a remote Australian island. I had to fight. "Come on Australian youth. Bang his head on't wall."
I was giving a croggy to my cousin, just returned from Kenya, when a policeman stopped us. No doubt he heard our accents.
"Where are you from?" "Australia."
"Where are you from?"
"Africa."
"Well you can't do that here."
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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby Vorpal » 3 Jun 2019, 12:40pm

It's a backy to me. And the bread rolls are baps, or sometimes just rolls.
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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby markjohnobrien » 3 Jun 2019, 1:04pm

Mike Sales wrote:
gloomyandy wrote:I grew up in the E Mids (Notts/Derby border), in the 60s/70s it was always a croggy there! Ay'Up mate gis a croggy!


I remember that line from my short childhood stay in Pinxton. It was a tough pit village for a boy straight from a remote Australian island. I had to fight. "Come on Australian youth. Bang his head on't wall."
I was giving a croggy to my cousin, just returned from Kenya, when a policeman stopped us. No doubt he heard our accents.
"Where are you from?" "Australia."
"Where are you from?"
"Africa."
"Well you can't do that here."


Great story: I know Pinxton and used to visit regularly.

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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby Mike Sales » 3 Jun 2019, 1:16pm

markjohnobrien wrote:
Great story: I know Pinxton and used to visit regularly.


Thanks. I don't suppose you knew Johnny Moran's bike shop, on Wharf Road? Long gone. He was my grandfather.

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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby markjohnobrien » 3 Jun 2019, 1:39pm

Mike Sales wrote:
markjohnobrien wrote:
Great story: I know Pinxton and used to visit regularly.


Thanks. I don't suppose you knew Johnny Moran's bike shop, on Wharf Road? Long gone. He was my grandfather.



No, but my Grandad mentioned it a few times (he was a local cobbler from Langley Mill). Said it was a cracking shop.

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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby Mike Sales » 3 Jun 2019, 1:49pm

markjohnobrien wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:
markjohnobrien wrote:
Great story: I know Pinxton and used to visit regularly.


Thanks. I don't suppose you knew Johnny Moran's bike shop, on Wharf Road? Long gone. He was my grandfather.



No, but my Grandad mentioned it a few times (he was a local cobbler from Langley Mill). Said it was a cracking shop.


It's good to hear that. By the time we lived there the shop was in decline.

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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby Cugel » 3 Jun 2019, 5:12pm

A croggy for ride on the crossbar, since I was a little bairn in Tyneside (50s onwards). Probably older than that. A corruption of "crossbar".

It didn't refer to a ride on the saddle behind the pedaller; or to a ride on the handelbars. The former was a backy and there was no name I can recall for the latter, since no one would do it unless they were mad or a pair of masochists.

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Re: Croggy - a new one on me.

Postby brynpoeth » 3 Jun 2019, 6:19pm

9494arnold wrote:I'm with Lolly Kat on this one, it's a "Backie"

Was the Tandem a Triplet perchance?

No, I was driving, overtook them then stopped to watch them go by, the Middler was not pedalling
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