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    I once had a photo of the inside of a large newsagent c1986 with a display rack of computer games on cassette for 1.99 or 2.99. The newsagent still...
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    Arran replied to a thread Ford, you pay for more in Transport
    Ford cars in the 1980s were very conventional when it came to technology. In some respects a bit old fashioned. The most radical product from Ford...
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    Arran replied to a thread Bonfire night in Holidays
    Bonfire night is not complete without mugs of soup but they have well and truly become a thing of the past. How did treacle toffee become...
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    Arran replied to a thread Bonfire night in Holidays
    They used to have bonfire night safety talks at school including one about things that you shouldn't put in a bonfire. I think I only just caught the...
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    Arran replied to a thread Ford, you pay for more in Transport
    The real reasons why BMW bought Rover is one of the world's best kept secrets as it was a company that did not easily fit into BMW's business model....
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    Arran replied to a thread Ford, you pay for more in Transport
    That's not strictly true. The Rover 200 / 400 series launched in 1989 partially reversed BL's flagging fortunes and falling market share as they were...
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    There are still many of these houses in use in Leeds - a city where they were regularly being built until around 1900. In parts of Dublin some old...
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    Old Radio 4 frequencies 1960s to 22/11/1978 908 kHz MW London (Brookmans Park) 1088 kHz MW Midland (Droitwich) 692 kHz MW North (Moorside Edge)...
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    Arran replied to a thread Ford, you pay for more in Transport
    I was verbally informed that Ford was looking for car dealers with large sites some time in the 1980s because many of their own sites were too small...
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    Arran replied to a thread Ford, you pay for more in Transport
    Very true. Following the creation of BL most towns with separate Rover, Triumph, Jaguar, and BMC dealers found that they didn't need four BL dealers...
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    Arran replied to a thread Ford, you pay for more in Transport
    Japanese manufacturers did not make much effort to capture the fleet buyers in the 1980s. Even today Japanese fleet and company cars are uncommon...
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    Arran replied to a thread TVS Television in Television
    If TVS had survived then it would have merged with LWT. The two companies had a friendly relationship in the mid 1980s which is why a significant...
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    Arran replied to a thread Ford, you pay for more in Transport
    I think that Ford heavily committed itself to the fleet buyers market in the 1980s which is why low spec Escorts and Sierras were big sellers. Ford...
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    I would be laugh if you could determine social class using attitudes to toilet cistern blocks! Toilet cistern blocks seemed to be a consumer fad...
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    Arran started a thread Ford, you pay for more in Transport
    Ford gives you more. That was the company's strapline in the 1980s. A friend's dad mentioned how he didn't like Ford back in the 1980s and he...
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    Arran replied to a thread TVS Television in Television
    There is a rumour circulating around the internet resulting from an email to Kaleidoscope in 2017 (that I have no details of and it doesn't appear to...
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