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  • #16
    Pedal cars and other (plastic) ride on toys regularly feature in photos of young children (and some even as old as 5 or 6) playing out in the street or in parks from the 1970s to the early 1980s, but they are far less common now although they are still on sale. Even back in the 1990s they were uncommon, in my locality at least, unless they were clearly a tricycle.

    Tricycles were commonplace in the 1990s but also seem to have declined in popularity. Many of the tricycles I have seen whilst out and about in recent years are machines which resemble pushchairs more than anything else.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Arran View Post
      A collection of video tapes of recorded TV programmes.
      Mostly of Top of the Pops and other music shows, as well as kids' programmes.
      I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
      There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
      I'm having so much fun
      My lucky number's one
      Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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      • #18
        Morning paper rounds

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        • #19
          Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
          Mostly of Top of the Pops and other music shows, as well as kids' programmes.
          Take into account that cartoons and kids programmes on analogue terrestrial TV were few and far between.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by amethyst View Post
            Morning paper rounds
            As satirised by the paperboys and girls who work for The Kabin on Coronation Street.
            I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
            There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
            I'm having so much fun
            My lucky number's one
            Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Arran View Post

              Take into account that cartoons and kids programmes on analogue terrestrial TV were few and far between.
              The five minute Disney, Warner Brothers or MGM (Tom and Jerry) cartoons on weekend afternoons.
              I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
              There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
              I'm having so much fun
              My lucky number's one
              Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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              • #22
                I was thinking more along the lines of CBBC and CITV on weekday afternoons, and Saturday morning kids TV.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Richard1978
                  I remember The Pink Panther seemed to be on Sunday afternoons for ages in the early 1980s, but often was the only cartoon on after lunchtime.
                  Not to be confused with the Inspector Clueseau films of course...
                  I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
                  There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
                  I'm having so much fun
                  My lucky number's one
                  Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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                  • #24
                    At risk of lowering the tone somewhat I can think of something kids dont have anymore, Izal toilet paper in the school lavs. It was a rather robust and uncompomising toilet tissue as I recall, none of this namby pamby three ply nonsense with aloe vera and ginseng in those days! Anyway, it's nearly breakfast time so it's probably not a topic to dwell upon unduly.

                    I'll get my coat.

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