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    Arran replied to a thread Music Centres in Recently remembered...
    Was there some subculture in the early to mid 1990s called Save the Vinyl where certain music was only available as a vinyl record and its members...
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    Arran replied to a thread Music Centres in Recently remembered...
    Smaller physical size of the CD players. Smaller physical size of the media - more music from a barrel of oil. Track selection. Can be...
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    Arran replied to a thread Music Centres in Recently remembered...
    Crown 5500 music centre I used to have one of these. They seem to be a high end model with VU meters and Dolby noise reduction. The radio...
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    Arran replied to a thread Music Centres in Recently remembered...
    The writing was on the wall for music centres in 1983 when CD players became available. They seemed to disappear around 1986ish although you could...
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    Arran replied to a thread Music Centres in Recently remembered...
    Music centre = radiogram with semiconductors in a plastic case. There were also all in one Hi-Fis in upright cabinets with a glass front and a...
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    Arran replied to a thread Dinosaurs in Miscellaneous memories
    I was thinking around the late 1970s to early 1980s. My mother was at primary school in the 1970s and there were only a few books about dinosaurs and...
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    Arran replied to a thread Dinosaurs in Miscellaneous memories
    Walking with Dinosaurs came out in 1999 long after dinosaurs became popular and familiar. I have not seen this programme. Is it on YouTube?
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    Arran replied to a thread Ford Probe in Transport
    Why was the Probe such a poor seller in Britain?
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    Arran replied to a thread Dinosaurs in Miscellaneous memories
    I'm intrigued why out of the thousands of dinosaurs that existed only a small number are popular and familiar. You would even have difficulty finding...
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    Arran replied to a thread Margarine in Food and drink
    Butter, or the price of it, was a regularly occuring subject in videos and articles about Britain's membership of the EU (then Common Market) from...
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    Arran replied to a thread Dinosaurs in Miscellaneous memories
    I have verbally been informed that the Natural History Museum sold dinosaur themed products in the 1970s but when did they become commonplace in the...
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    Arran replied to a thread Ford Probe in Transport
    There were two Ford Probes – the mk1 from 1989 to 1992 and the mk2 from 1993 to 1998. The mk1 was not sold in Europe. All Probes sold worldwide were...
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    Arran replied to a thread Dinosaurs in Miscellaneous memories
    I'm well aware of the success of Jurassic Park but I'm sure that toy dinosaurs and books about dinosaurs for kids were available in the 1970s. There...
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    Arran replied to a thread Advent Internet in Technology
    A third of all pagers in the world are used by the NHS. That's one organisation in one country.
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    Arran started a thread Dinosaurs in Miscellaneous memories
    I know this sounds a bit silly but when did dinosaurs enter popular culture? In the 1950s you would struggle to find any dinosaur themed products but...
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    At the time of the Falklands victory there were no pound coins in pockets or Ford Sierras on the road, but you could still buy a new car with a...
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    Arran replied to a thread Advent Internet in Technology
    Air mail still exists although the Post Office stopped selling the blue envelopes a few years ago. The extra thin paper was cheating because...
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    Were they rare BMXs or were they quite common back in the 1980s? The fact that they were sold by Halfords gives me the impression that they would...
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    Has anybody encountered a Scorpion Breakdancer SF201 BMX with an awesome looking frame, Acorn Mags, and TWO rear brakes? It was sold in...
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    Arran replied to a thread Advent Internet in Technology
    Does anybody remember the blue airmail letters? I used to see them around in the 1990s when families communicated with relatives in far flung parts...
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    Townsend Mean Green Machine Formula from the Littlewoods Autumn Winter 1990 / 1991 catalogue. It looks remarkably similar to the Team Playway Mega...
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    I discovered more information about the Sonic bike in #8 from the Brian Mills Autumn Winter 1994 / 1995 catalogue. It was made by Diamondback and had...
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    Arran replied to a thread famous people we may have met in People
    Yes they do. Imran was really into cricket and once played for the Yorkshire Under-14s. Hasib was also into football and I believe that he once...
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