As we went to put some clothes, that my lads had outgrown, into one of those charity skips that live in supermarket car parks I casually remarked: "When I was your age we had nowt like this - we used to give our old clothes to the rag and bone man
who came round on his horse and cart.
The rag and bone man
offered goldfish for old clothes but Bronwen never got one because all zips and buttons were removed for further use and old clothes were cut into strips to make rag rugs.
IAM going back a bit now with all of you readers, but some of you may recall the high-pitched cry of the Rag and Bone Man
AMAGIC lantern and glass slides bought from a rag and bone man
for small change are set to fetch more than PS1,000 at auction on Tyneside next week.
But the rag and bone man
survived until well into the 1960s in Britain, with his horse and cart and his familiar cry of 'rang and bone', inviting people to sell their unwanted items.
The papers, saved by a rag and bone man
and found by his son, reveal how canvases that now fetch millions went for as little as pounds 35 (around pounds 600 today) in the 60s.
Another well-known Cardiff rag and bone man
who lived many years before Harry was a whimsical Irishman named Tim Donovan.
Back in 60s and 70s the distant tooting of a battered bugle would herald the arrival of the rag and bone man
bellowing something unintelligible.
I REMEMBER the rag and bone man
, but our clothes were not quite good enough to keep and too good to give away.
AN ANCIENT gold cup once acquired by a rag and bone man
sold for pounds 50,000 at auction yesterday.
Between the wars I remember the rag and bone man
with his horse and cart.
THE rag and bone man
is alive and well in Coventry - but he's more likely to be driving a white van than a horse and cart, say council trading standards officers.