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Blasts from the past...or dinosaurs

saltireblue Plus
7 7.5k 33 Norway
8 Feb 2013 4:47PM
Suddenly thought about things we (slightly) older ones used to take for granted, but which no longer are around.

Carbon paper
The TV repair man
TV rental companies (Radio Rentals)
Parking lights for cars - white to the front, red to the rear and had to be hooked over the drivers side window. Plugged into the ciggy lighter.

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13 7.1k 18 England
8 Feb 2013 4:52PM
32 inch waistline Sad
saltireblue Plus
7 7.5k 33 Norway
8 Feb 2013 5:01PM

Quote:32 inch waistline Sad

brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 5:16PM
Valves that warmed the room when you switched the radio on,

Radiograms that looked like fine pieces of furniture

Shirts with detachable collars, when I started out I had one shirt and 6 collars (enough for a week at work), the really naff collars were made of "Celluloid" and sweated like the devil
8 Feb 2013 5:19PM
Woollen swimming trunks that weighed a ton when wet
8 Feb 2013 5:21PM


Radiograms that looked like fine pieces of furniture

You had furniture???
8 Feb 2013 5:26PM
Russian cameras
8 Feb 2013 5:30PM
Gas mantles that I can remember mum changing-- little white mesh things
8 Feb 2013 5:31PM

Quote:32 inch waistline Sad

+2Sad although trying to get back Smile
scrimmy Plus
9 388 5 Scotland
8 Feb 2013 5:33PM
Hair Sad
8 Feb 2013 5:40PM
Properly animated cartoons, todays CIG cartoons make my head throb!

50p leccy meters.

When summer was summer.

Ford Capri's and yamaha fizzy's.

70's hair and fashion (rupert the bear trousers, yey thanks mum). And 70s wallpaper!
Carabosse Plus
14 41.0k 269 England
8 Feb 2013 5:44PM
Petrol at 1 a gallon........... and that was considered extortionate at the time! Grin
puertouk Plus
6 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 5:48PM
Manual wipers on the car, but before my driving days! Bell bottom trousers and winkle pickers! Hair styles that made you look like a giant poodle! Tongue Blackpool beach packed with day trippers. orange jubilees (large frozen orange flavoured). Going to the sweet shop with sixpence and coming out with change! Being able to go out and play when you were 5 years old without the fear of getting snatched by some pervert or maniacTongue God, it just goes on! Smile Great days never to ever come back.
8 Feb 2013 5:52PM
Whitworth and BA sized spanners
13 7.1k 18 England
8 Feb 2013 5:58PM
Mum's "shoulder to cry on" Sad

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