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    staffslad replied to a thread Christmas TV in Holidays
    I haven't watched Christmas Day telly for years now. I look at the schedules to see what's on just in case, but little interests me.
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    staffslad replied to a thread 934 in Technology
    Wow! There's quite a difference between 4W and 500W. No idea what the guy over the road from us was doing transmitting power-wise. I don't recall...
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    It may have been a little macho at the time, but some men later paid for it. Back and knee/leg problems. There were also a couple of injuries over...
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    marc started a thread Junior Showtime. in Television
    Does anybody remember this programme? It ran from 1989-1974. It was presented by Bobby Bennett. The show was set in old musical hall style. The acts...
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    marc replied to a thread B&W Minstrel Show in Television
    The B&W Minstrel Show was highly popular. Most people took no offence, realising what it really was.....an entertainment show.
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    staffslad replied to a thread Christmas TV in Holidays
    I think I would sit through the 1977 schedule over what is on today. But I think it's right that viewing habits have changed tremendously thanks to...
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    staffslad replied to a thread 934 in Technology
    Thanks, Twocky. Re CB radio. Never had a CB set, but the guy who lived across the road from us had a big CB aerial on his roof. I would say he was...
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    staffslad replied to a thread 934 in Technology
    My knowledge on the technical side of radio is quite limited. I am struggling to remember seeing any radios I have seen having a UHF band. In the...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Love Thy Neighbour in Television
    It's worth remembering that Eddie and Bill were as bad as each other, though Eddie usually ended up with the short straw.
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    None of our family smoked, but I remember seeing the tubs at parties. I can't quite be sure, but I have a vague recollection of seeing tubs...
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    The one game I did want, but never got, was a game called "Go!". You travelled around the world collecting and selling souvenirs. There was a map of...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Penny Batter in Food and drink
    lol Yes, I remember doing that at our chippie. I think they would often throw in a bag of bits gratis when you bought, say fish and chips. In the...
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    2 Days Ago
    My cousin had this one particular Christmas. He was football mad anyway. My view of it.....totally pointless.
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    staffslad replied to a thread Party Eight in Food and drink
    Here's the Davenport's song that was played on TV ads Beer at home means Davenport's, That's the beer, Lots of cheer, The finest malt with hops...
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    marc replied to a thread Love Thy Neighbour in Television
    This programme probably done more for race relations than anything else. Three of the actors, Rudolf Walker, Jack Smethurst and Kate Williams had...
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    staffslad replied to a thread school uniforms in School days
    I think cloth patch and blazer were both compulsory at my school, but in warm weather they were discarded and we went around in just shirt and tie,...
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    marc replied to a thread Jerry Lewis in Gone but not forgotten
    I best remember him in the film Visit To A Small Planet. R.I.P.
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    marc replied to a thread school uniforms in School days
    This was done on a blazer at my school. It was not compulsory, neither was the blazer.
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    staffslad replied to a thread Party Eight in Food and drink
    Think it was Carlsberg and the slogan was Double Diamond Works Wonders.
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    staffslad replied to a thread Bonfire night in Holidays
    I am not sure if Australia, Canada and New Zealand celebrate 5th November, but the programme I recall had displays from european countries and was...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Bonfire night in Holidays
    In the 70s there used to be a fireworks competition shown on TV on or around Bonfire Night. I think there were displays from different countries. It...
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    The worst thing was that I was taking driving lessons at the time and I knew that if he bought it then I would get to drive it. It was white with...
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    Jerry Lewis films were often on TV when I was growing up, and I would always tune in. My favourites were the one where he worked in a department...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Party Eight in Food and drink
    When I was a kid in the 70s, nearly all the parties I went to with my parents would have Party 8 kegs. Weren't they made by Watney's? You could also...
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    staffslad replied to a thread B&W Minstrel Show in Television
    It was not a show I would seek out as the style of singing didn't really appeal to me. Did I find it offensive or thought it denagrated black people?...
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    staffslad replied to a thread How would you dance? in Dance
    How would I dance? Not too well, to be perfectly honest. The only times I would semi-willingly dance in public were with a girlfriend (slow, close...
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    I really like the old Rover P6. Very classy car. My dad went to see one when he was looking for a new car and I was so disappointed when he didn't...
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    Agree about Mousetrap...a lot of effort for very little reward. Never and I mean never did that little plastic man land in the pool for me. ...
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    staffslad replied to a thread school uniforms in School days
    I don't think I wore a uniform at infants and junior schools, but by the time my son started school in 1998 uniforms were compulsory. Regarding...
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    Terry Wogan used to have a lot of fun over countries always voting for each other, but I think it also got to him a bit over the years.
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