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Re: Your Childhood

Postby T25 Newbie » 05 Oct 2018, 12:30

Seat on the Chopper is wrong!
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby Ralf85 » 05 Oct 2018, 13:14

Gas lighting and listening to The Goons, Jimmy Clitheroe and Round the Horn on a radio powered by an accumulator. Just one room was heated by a coal fire. Freezing outside bog in winter time and Izal toilet paper that had no absorption - nasty stuff. Walking to school on my own from the age of 5. 2oz of sweets (rationing) from jars at the sweetshop, bought by my grandad after church on a Sunday. Licorice wood to chew on. Being paid 6d by my granmother to polish the fireplace and the front door step with that red stuff. We had the first car in our street, a 1939 Austin 7.
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby Highroller » 05 Oct 2018, 13:27

I remember staying at my grandparents house at the weekends. My gran would light the coal fire in my bedroom if it was cold. Also remember being made to watch one man and his dog on BBC2, hated it but the generation game would be on after on BBC1.
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby Michael4 » 05 Oct 2018, 13:54

Winfield purple paint

Opening a Party Seven (Red Barrel)

Vesta Chinese meal with crispy noodles

Indoor fireworks

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Re: Your Childhood

Postby itchyfeet » 05 Oct 2018, 14:45

Cameras with roll film and waiting ages to take all 36 pictures
Sending them off to be developed before you could see what you got.
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby itchyfeet » 05 Oct 2018, 14:48

This was in Black and white when I was a kid :D
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby moggymorgan » 05 Oct 2018, 15:05

Building dens in the woods, paper round seven days a week, Saturday job,black jacks were four for a penny.bar of chocolate for a tanner.
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby Michael4 » 05 Oct 2018, 17:28

itchyfeet wrote:Cameras with roll film and waiting ages to take all 36 pictures
Sending them off to be developed before you could see what you got.


Enprints, glossy or matt???

Sherbet fountain? Space dust?
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby CJH » 05 Oct 2018, 17:50

itchyfeet wrote:Cameras with roll film and waiting ages to take all 36 pictures
Sending them off to be developed before you could see what you got.


...and being 'sparing' with them while on holiday, because they cost so much to develop and print. This meant there were always a few left when you got home, so the last few were always of the dog, in the back garden.

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Re: Your Childhood

Postby itchyfeet » 05 Oct 2018, 18:06

Yeh remember how :ok

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Re: Your Childhood

Postby Mr Bean » 06 Oct 2018, 07:49

Scrumping.
One lad letting the rest of the group into the Saturday morning flicks through the emergency exits.
Pressing button B every time you pass a red telephone box to get unrelieved coins.
Getting free calls in same boxes by tapping he number out on the hand set rest bar.
Finding secret hideaways in the lofts of bombed out and derelict buildings.
Not getting your collar felt by the local bobby who seemed to have mysterious powers!
And lots we dare not put on here :roll:
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby Ant-t » 06 Oct 2018, 08:13

T25 Newbie wrote:Seat on the Chopper is wrong!


He's right you know, should be a one piece seat, think the early ones had a warning not to ride with two people which was duly ignored. Think our record was 5 kids on a chopper.
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby itchyfeet » 06 Oct 2018, 10:49

Public phone boxes with about 4-5 printed local telephone directories hanging.

Telephone directories and yellow pages delivered to your door each a couple of inches thick.

You can't imagine looking up somebodies phone number in a book today, in fact it's probably against data protection
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby T25 Newbie » 06 Oct 2018, 12:33

I was talking about this at work to some youngsters
They were amazed to hear about telephone party lines!
the fact you shared a phone line........
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Re: Your Childhood

Postby tonytech » 06 Oct 2018, 18:38

I spent a weekend delivering almost 1000 Yellow pages from my bay window van about 20years ago... Got paid about £70.00
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