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Blasts from the past...or dinosaurs


saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
8 Feb 2013 6:20PM
Piece of cardboard held in place with a wooden clothes peg in the spokes of your bicycle, to make a rat-a-tat-a-tat noise.
Free scraps at the chippie.
No syncromesh on first gear.

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thewilliam 6 4.8k
8 Feb 2013 6:20PM

Quote:50p leccy meters.




They always used to take shilling coins! Petrol cost about three shillings and sixpence per gallon. and some cars didn't have a 0-60mph acceleration time because they couldn't go that fast
Meheecho 2 275 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 6:23PM

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GrinGrinGrin
A bit like other parts of me it's going back where it came from

AlexandraSD 3 435 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 6:58PM

Quote:50p leccy meters.



They always used to take shilling coins! Petrol cost about three shillings and sixpence per gallon. and some cars didn't have a 0-60mph acceleration time because they couldn't go that fast



Crikey, im not that old, yet, i turn 40 next year, until then im in my 30s and youngish Grin well, young enough not to know how much a shilling was worth, were they not 5ps?

Hmmm, kids who didnt look like they were gonna rob you on every street corner.
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 7:16PM
Those wonderful, bulbous magnifying screen on the front of 7" TV screens

The excitement of the first landing on the moon, stayed up through the night to watch that scratchy TV signal that finally said they had landed safely, then "One Small Step etc" - magic

Sitting on a lab stool chatting with the others in the lab about what we would do if war was declared as a result of the American ultimatum to Kruschev to remove the rockets from Cuba (felt almost anti-climactic when he did remove them, we had worked out one heck of a drunken orgy as a "going away party" Grin )

Bus conducturs (usually pretty lasses) who gave you a ticket from a wooden rack, then clipped them with a little "ting" from their ticket machine

The excitement of going for my first Chinese meal (made from dogs and cats the old biddies all reckoned - "Foreign Muck" )

Grey soggy cabbage and bright orange corned beef hash for school dinners - "The best days of you life", not for me they weren't!
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
8 Feb 2013 7:19PM
The Radio Times

3 gallons of petrol for 1
redsnappa 12 2.0k United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 7:27PM
Nostalgia and Reminiscence. I remember a long while ago when we would look back at old times and the old things which have now long gone. I wish I could bring back those times.
AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
8 Feb 2013 7:33PM
8-track tapes, casette tapes - thankfully vinyl is making a return.
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 7:41PM
Putting on your coat and picking up a torch to go out to the toilet.

Little squares of newspaper threaded on a piece of string hanging on a nail.

Gas mantles. Do people still have those ?

Children being taught how to light fires. (Rather than taught not to)

The horses with nosebags pulling the dustmens cart.

Dustmen.

The rag and bone man.

Winding the gramophone.

Cameras with bellows. Oh but we still use those Wink
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 7:43PM

Quote: thankfully vinyl is making a return
I saw brand new portable record players at the supermarket today.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
8 Feb 2013 8:20PM
Dansette record players. I'm actually trying to find one to replace the one I bought for 25 way back. It was yellow.
Meheecho 2 275 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 9:17PM
Red rum Shergar--oh no that's the present
hobbo e2
3 892 2 England
8 Feb 2013 9:22PM
Having and using a pocket or sheath knife, like most other kids..........essential kit if you went camping or wanted to make your own toys, catapults, whistles and bows and arrows etc.
You were taught safe knife skills by responsible adults or learned them in the scouts and guides.....you were praised as being a responsible kid for having a sharp pocket knife.....Never ever dreamed of them as weapons.....mine goes with me everywhere today.

Hobbo
rogerfry e2
9 525 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 9:26PM

Quote:3 gallons of petrol for 1
.
You must be a youngster .....when I started motoring, I could fill my 8 gallon tank and get some change from my 1

A pack of 5 Woodbines for 1 shilling.
Meheecho 2 275 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 10:01PM
A pint of Norwich bitter for one and nine pence -- drunk as a lord for a quid

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