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    Re: The ITV network map from 1978

    The original I have is bigger but the forum software wouldn't show it full size.

    https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=6173&stc=1
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    The ITV network map from 1978

    The ITV network map from 1978 showing connections between regions and transmitters

    https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=6172&stc=1
  3. Thread: Morning Worship

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    Re: Morning Worship

    I think there is some truth to what you say about LWT producing more local programmes than Thames did to reflect the cultural and religious interests of the region. One such programme was Credo.
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    Re: Morning Worship

    I'm strongly in favour of televising major events like Christmas, Easter, Remembrance Sunday services etc. but I struggle to understand what the rationale and logic was for producing 52 episodes of...
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    Re: Morning Worship

    Religious programmes have often been amongst the least popular with the public and a high proportion of them have left much to be desired. Another criticism is the heavy bias of religious programmes...
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    Re: What car did you learn to drive in?

    Talbots were Simcas. Chrysler took over both Rootes and Simca then in the late 1970s sold them to Peugeot.

    The last Simca was the Peugeot 309 manufactured between 1985 and 1994. It was originally...
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    Re: Morning Worship

    I forgot to add that STV and Grampian ITV regions didn't usually show Morning Worship but instead had their own programme called Sunday Service from a (Presbyterian?) church in Scotland. The only...
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    Re: Mexican jumping beans

    Mexican jumping beans are mentioned in the book Boy by Roald Dahl as one of the items that would be stored in a tuck box at his boarding school in Weston-super-Mare.

    I had to do an internet search...
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    Re: What was cheaper in the 1970s?

    Some time ago I glanced a magazine article (it might have been a lad's mag) that listed the price of certain items in 1970, the price today, and how much they should cost adjusting for inflation. It...
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    Re: Obsolescent cutlery

    Stainless steel pickle forks are difficult to find. Most pickle forks on eBay are silver, so I suspect that production of them almost ceased in the mid 20th century. Why?

    I can understand...
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    Re: Obsolescent cutlery

    I have noticed that you can buy souvenir caddy spoons with enamel badges of the town on them. I'm not sure if they are meant to be used to scoop up tea leaves or coffee grounds with or are...
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    Re: Cadbury's Creme Eggs

    Cadbury's is a rip off nowadays but the British people will pay almost anything for their 'weird' taste in chocolate.



    Metrication shrunk the quantity of pick and mix or weighed out sweets from...
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    Re: Goose Fair (and other funfairs)

    I am vaguely aware of high levels of violent crimes, including shootings, in Nottingham in the 2000s. Was a high proportion of it carried out by black Jamaicans?
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    Re: Goose Fair (and other funfairs)

    In what way? Has the Goose Fair succumbed to the worst of capitalism and now charges extortionate prices for mediocre products and services like many funfairs have since the 1980s?

    Nottingham...
  15. Thread: Easter

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    Re: Easter

    Not on the same day.

    Has anybody here celebrated Eid or Diwali even if (like most people who celebrate Christmas) you don't follow the religions? Some primary schools hold celebrations for them.
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    Re: Easter

    The two nationalities who make a big celebration of New Year are the Chinese and the Scottish.
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    Re: Easter

    The epicentre of Mischief Night is believed to be Leeds but it takes place across West Yorkshire extending into South Yorkshire. It is far less common in North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire with the...
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    Re: Easter

    Yes, I agree.

    I was recently talking about how Black Friday now seems a bigger celebration than St. George's Day despite it being American and that it didn't exist in Britain in 2000. Even...
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    Re: Stamp Vending Machines

    SVMs that dispensed individual stamps were often used by folk who bought stamps as and when they needed them. Also take into account that people sent many postcards as well as letters. SVMs that...
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    Re: Stamp Vending Machines

    A PB29 elliptical shaped pillar box with an in-built SVM round the back, located in Ealing. The letter slot is on the opposite side. The SVM is a B4 type, dating back to 1935, and in its latest...
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    Re: Stamp Vending Machines

    Making up values from a combination of stamps and annual price increases were in multiples of p. Take into account that post offices sell 1p stamps that are worth less today than a p stamp was in...
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    Re: What was cheaper in the 1970s?

    This is politically incorrect - cigarettes and tobacco.

    Prescription medicine charges. From 1971 to July 1979 the cost of a prescription was just 20p. The Thatcher government increased it to 45p,...
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    The answer to that is yes. Asian names change over the decades.
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    Re: Stamp Vending Machines

    In 1973 first class cost 3 p and second class cost 3p
    A 5p strip of stamps consisted of 2p, 1p, 1p, p, p

    In 1977 first class cost 8 p or 9p and second class cost 6 p or 7p
    A 10p strip of...
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    Re: Stamp Vending Machines

    The SVMs that dispensed books of stamps gave change in the form of a few low value stamps. The philatelic community will probably have the details of the exact composition of each book of stamps...
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