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Lovely Jubbly


Not content with just getting his paws on the Cycle Maintenance Handbook, Alistair also picked up a rather fine (and almost complete) set of trading cards produced by the orange drink Jubbly*, dating from around 1967 as far as we can tell.


The cards, called Adventurous Lives, feature a series of really dangerous jobs for men, of the sort that almost never come up at the job centre: test pilot, crocodile hunter, speedway rider, sea-quarium vet, big game hunter, log roller and atomic worker being some of our favourites.




We totally want to be sea-quarium vets when we grow up:


"The newest way of studying the habits of marine creatures is the construction of large sea-water aquariums. Naturally, like all living things, sea creatures can become ill, so veterinary surgeons have to specialise in the treatment of these illnesses. In the picture a vet is shown treating a porpoise, but it may be necessary to treat sharks, or poisonous rays, or even a whale. As yet there are no Sea-Quariums in Britain, but no doubt one day there will be."


Check out some larger pics over at Alistair's Adventurous Lives Flickr set.


*Interestingly, the phrase 'lovely-jubbly', as made popular by Del Boy Trotter on Only Fools and Horses, comes from the tag-line for Jubbly Orange Drink.
posted: 6 May 2009
categories: Ephemera
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