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    staffslad replied to a thread Merit marks in School days
    We were split into houses in primary and secondary school and competed as such on sports day. Kids followed elder siblings into the same house. At...
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    Amy Turtle, Stan Harvey (who married Jill Richardson), Vince the postman, Meg Richardson's sister--can't recall her name from Crossroads. Anyone...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Silly Songs in Songs
    One from Not the Nine O'Clock News. I think it was called I Believe and maybe they were dressed as cowboys sitting around a fire. They sang about...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Blondie (Debbie Harry) in Bands
    Another Blondie/Debbie Harry fan here. She was everywhere in the late 70s/early 80s. I remember buying Parallel Lines from Woolworth's on vinyl....
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    staffslad replied to a thread NICAM stereo sound in Technology
    The first Nicam device we had was a Matsui TV from, I think, Currys in 1990. It was a 25" FST model. I am struggling to remember the first Nicam...
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    staffslad replied to a thread First Video recorder? in Technology
    lol Quick thinking :) Not seen pay on return, but one shop I used c1980 made you pay a 20 deposit and used it up at 1 per night, so you could...
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    I don't think our power was affected so far as I can remember. I live right on the edge of a very large forest and took a walk to see the damage,...
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    staffslad replied to a thread First Video recorder? in Technology
    In the mid-80s I frequented a corner shop that had an upstairs section for video rentals and I got into the habit of renting 2 videos for 1.50 on...
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    None of them. Not because I didn't like them, but because I know they would most probably end up stuffed to the gills with PC dreariness and social...
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    staffslad replied to a thread On TV, today in 1977: in Television
    Re: Horizon. There were, indeed, some cracking episodes in the 80s and before that. When I was at university in the mid 80s the library had a huge...
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    staffslad replied to a thread On TV, today in 1977: in Television
    I don't recall 'The Invisible Enemy' all that well, either. I did like 'Fang Rock' quite a bit and Leela was one of my favourite companions for...
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    marc replied to a thread On TV, today in 1977: in Television
    Bagpuss, Multi Coloured Swap Shop, Tom and Jerry, Doctor Who (I was fanatical about watching this), Bruce Forsyth & The Generation Game, The Dick...
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    staffslad replied to a thread On TV, today in 1977: in Television
    I think it was 'The Invisible Enemy' that was the Doctor Who serial back in October 1977, with Leela being the companion. 'Hand of Fear' was the...
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    staffslad replied to a thread On TV, today in 1977: in Television
    Yes, Bagpuss, but Swap Shop, no, I would have been a Tiswas viewer in 1977. Grandstand was okay, but if I watched it, I would turn over to ITV for...
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    marc replied to a thread On TV, today in 1977: in Television
    That would have been the last series that Sarah Jane Smith (late Elizabeth Sladen) appeared in. It was lovely to see her again in the new Doctor Who...
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    staffslad replied to a thread On TV, today in 1977: in Television
    Doctor Who, Brucie, Duchess of Duke Street, Dick Emery, MotD and Parkinson. 6 programmes...which is 6 more than I now watch on Saturdays. I would...
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    In the 80s when I was arcade-mad, Rhyl was heaven. Llandudno couldn't compare due to its relative lack of arcades. For me, there was nothing to beat...
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    I think this book was possibly read by O level English at some point. I well remember a friend reading it while at school. I don't think it was part...
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    I remember silver and gold colour graded reading books, but can't remember reading them. They came after reading through the Ladybird 1a-12/13b...
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    At junior school circa 1970 I remember a set of reading books that were graded by colour, with silver and gold being the most advanced I think, and...
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    I think he is at his best as a stand-up comedian. He has done a lot of work entertaining British armed forces personnel in the Falklands, Iraq and...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Sale Of The Century in Television
    In my memory this show was shown on friday evenings. It was preambled by "From Norwich, it's the quiz of the week!" I have to admit that I did like...
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    Whatever one might think of Hugh Hefner, and he has been a controversial figure for decades, I don't think there is any doubt that he lived his life...
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    I wonder if this could have been Clodagh Rogers? She was the musical guest on some episodes of The Two Ronnies.
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    marc replied to a thread Tony Booth in Gone but not forgotten
    Tony Booth, best remembered has Michael Rawlins in Till Death Us Do Part. A real thorn in the side of Alf Garnett (the late Warren Mitchell). ...
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    I couldn't put it better myself. Another great character from the past, in the day when Coronation Street was a good programme. Liz Dawn was also a...
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    That is very sad news. Vera Duckworth was one of Coronation Street's long line of strong female characters and played superbly by Liz Dawn. RIP.
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    staffslad replied to a thread School Rules in School days
    At my school, girls and boys had separate teachers for games/P.E. a male teacher for boys and a female one for the girls. Also, although girls and...
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    staffslad replied to a thread School Rules in School days
    I don't remember ever seeing girls in trousers at my secondary school. I think the rule was skirts for girls, in fact I am pretty sure I read it in...
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    marc replied to a thread Happy Birthday Heather in Birthdays
    Happy Birthday. Hope you have a wonderful day. Best wishes.
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