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I'd forgotten Ludo.
There was (probably still is) snakes and ladders, snap, happy families.
I remember wanting a monopoly set, but it was years before we could have one.
Hangman was popular. Can't get much cheaper. Noughts and crosses on a slate.
We had draughts, cheaper than chess I think, but we did get a chess set later.
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Hopscotch, stick-a-peggy, winter-warmers, tin-o lurky.
'Whip and top' as well
My Grand-dad made a draughts set, he used slices of broomstick painted white and black for the pieces, the board was a piece of half inch pine panel, it even had a compartment underneath to store the pieces.
We played hundreds(thousands?) of games on it, and we never even put the batteries in.
I remember when blokes working in offices had a pencil tucked behind an ear; and they wore elasticated armbands on their shirt sleeves, and the shirts had detachable collars, with a front and back collar stud.
Do they still make the desk calendars, 3"x3" approx. with 1 sheet for each day of the year, upon which was some gem of wisdom, advice, etc. printed along the bottom of the sheet. I used to volunteer to go in on Sundays and holidays to tear off the sheet, in case when people returned to work, and got mixed up with the dates.
Quote: pencil tucked behind an ear
which I still do when DIYing
Whatever happened to the epilogue on the TV at the end of the night's viewing ? And also the white dot. ?
Quote: Whatever happened to the epilogue
It be the black spot AND the white dot for 'ee, adrian, me lad. Shiver your timbers. (Remember that then ?)
I believe they may even have stopped playing the National Anthem at close of service............... shocking!
Do they even close the service ?
BBC3 and BBC4 certainly close the service............ but clearly standards have slipped!
Indelible pencils, carbon paper, and flimsies (for copies)
Carbon paper and flimsies - I detested carbon paper and wretched flimsies!!!
Something I hated more, back before the days of photocopying, we had to type on a piece of paper with the quaility of wax (that was then rolled around a drum, then every time you cranked the handle the barrel would roll over a sheet of paper, making a copy - making an error when typing was a real headache!
Telex machines, and these days people complain of slow internet connections
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