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Your Childhood

Postby DoubleOSeven » 04 Oct 2018, 17:39

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Re: Your Childhood

Postby jrt » 04 Oct 2018, 18:12

Oh yes i remember all those but the last pic. Never had a new bike :cry: always had a frankenstein bike bodged together from loads of others. Still it was good fun to add crap to it and try and see how wide you could get your cowhorns or how high you could get yer apehangers. I don't think you'd last 5 mins on today's roads with a 5ft wide set of 'horns :D
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby jrt » 04 Oct 2018, 18:16

.....favourite toy Image..great with some super thick catty rubber :twisted:
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby itchyfeet » 04 Oct 2018, 18:39

Spacehoppers
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TV without remote control
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby evilnoodle » 04 Oct 2018, 18:48

Yes yes yes to everything :mrgreen:

I am old :rofl
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby lefty67 » 04 Oct 2018, 18:55

ahh 70s child.
Hunting for coal on the railway around crewe engine sheds
Outside toilet.
Liver and onions,
Knitted clothes.
Brook jumping.
Anaglypta covered school books.
Happy days
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby Mocki » 04 Oct 2018, 19:17

Making go carts from old prams
Waiting for that zx programme to load from tape ...... only to error
Pea shooters
Hollowing sugar beets out for hallow’een ( pumpkins weren’t free )
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby Ian Hulley » 04 Oct 2018, 19:51

Mocki wrote:Making go carts from old prams
Waiting for that zx programme to load from tape ...... only to error
Pea shooters
Hollowing sugar beets out for hallow’een ( pumpkins weren’t free )


You were blessed with seeing my 'Idylic Childhood' the other weekend ... a radius of 3 miles of Peak District countryside including rock climbing, caving, tree climbing, river swimming, fishing, genuine warm spring water to drink (out of a surplus G.I. canteen which we all had hooked through holes on our belts) and you had to go home when Mick Millen's mother shouted down the valley that it was bed time :rofl

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Re: Your Childhood

Postby R0B » 04 Oct 2018, 20:15

Playing kick the can. Getting up at four in the morning to go poaching with my stepdad. He used to whistle loudly when it was time to go in.
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby 300CE » 04 Oct 2018, 21:25

I remember quite a few of them! I was brought up on an estate through my childhood and wouldn’t have changed it for anything - learnt plenty of life skills at a young age and all my mates I have now I’ve known since I was 5 onwards. Great days!!
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby silverbullet » 04 Oct 2018, 21:46

Yes to all of the pics. Had a Grifter, with the awful rubber grips that gave you blisters after a 10 minute ride.
Grandad had an outside karzi and grew beef tomatoes that were the size of apples in his greenhouse.
Beano, Blue Peter (not Magpie) raw rhubarb dipped in sugar, two week summer cub camps without a bath.
ZX81, Commodore 64 later, but I was more into Lego tbh

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Re: Your Childhood

Postby CJH » 04 Oct 2018, 23:05

Strawberry Cresta. It's Frothy Man.

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Re: Your Childhood

Postby RogerT » 04 Oct 2018, 23:51

Lego, in a few basic shapes and colours, Meccano, a nameless small wheeled bike ( that no-one took the mickey out of, after all it was a bike), cotton reel tanks, Swallows and Amazons, plasticene. Milk bottles with the top pecked through, no central heating, coats that failed to keep out wind, rain or cold. Proper winters. '76. Walking to school after a dairy herd had walked the same way, in sandals. Rubbing my toes clean in long grass a little later... Thawing school milk on the storage heaters. Maggie Thatcher, milk snatcher.

Trying to make a petrol bomb when my best mates dad got a petrol mower. Fortunately we failed!
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby Mocki » 05 Oct 2018, 06:27

yes!! lego that was just brick shaped, other than windows and wheels ......
saving birthday money and pocket money from my grandad to buy corgi cars and trucks (still have lots of them in mums loft in their original boxes)
mk1 chopper, which had the frame re welded several times after it kept snapping when landing going over the ramps we made.
the dukes of hazzard had a lot to answer for !
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby tonytech » 05 Oct 2018, 10:20

Colour TV .. Not when I was a kid... (Well not till I was 13 anyway)
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