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keith selmes
11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2012 12:58PM
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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Gudgeon Plus
7 128 England
11 May 2012 1:20PM
Hopscotch, stick-a-peggy, winter-warmers, tin-o lurky. Smile
Gudgeon Plus
7 128 England
11 May 2012 1:22PM
'Whip and top' as well Smile
macroman Plus
11 15.3k England
16 May 2012 8:44PM
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. Grin
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.Tongue
keith selmes
11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 6:16PM

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. ?
adrian_w Plus
7 3.5k 4 Scotland
22 May 2012 9:28PM

Quote:Whatever happened to the epilogue

It finished.
It be the black spot AND the white dot for 'ee, adrian, me lad. Shiver your timbers. (Remember that then ?)
Carabosse Plus
11 39.7k 269 England
23 May 2012 11:51AM
I believe they may even have stopped playing the National Anthem at close of service............... shocking! Wink
lobsterboy Plus
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 1:06PM
Do they even close the service ?
Carabosse Plus
11 39.7k 269 England
23 May 2012 1:12PM
BBC3 and BBC4 certainly close the service............ but clearly standards have slipped! Wink
Indelible pencils, carbon paper, and flimsies (for copies)
KarenFB Plus
8 4.4k 163 England
14 Jun 2012 5:38PM
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!
Paul Morgan Plus
13 16.2k 6 England
14 Jun 2012 5:49PM
Telex machines, and these days people complain of slow internet connections Smile

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