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    Re: Mexican jumping beans

    I think I remember these, the plastic version with a weight inside. I didnít know they were also a real thing.
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    Re: Green Shield Stamps

    Hereís a thing. I remember in the 80ís our local shop having stamps to collect. They werenít green shield, and I think they were more of a loyalty card thing i.e. money off a shop when you collected...
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    Re: White Arrow vans

    They were around the north east and were probably the most popular courier for catalogue goods.
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    Re: Doctors' surgeries

    I was registered at the same GP surgery for 40 years before I moved a couple of years ago. What I remember is that it was originally very large with two waiting areas served by a central reception...
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    Re: Trakkie Bottoms

    Trackie bottoms seem to have died out a bit, certainly for women. Ten years ago women in exercise classes wore them almost exclusively. Now they all wear skin tight leggings. In fact Iím a bit fed up...
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    Re: Things that dont happen anymore

    I havenít had a land line phone for years. Seems pointless when I have a mobile and I got too many irritating nuisance calls when I had a land line phone, even when I asked to have such calls...
  7. Re: places in th UK you would love to visit and why

    North Shields is my home town 😁 most people have never even heard of it! I wouldnít really say it has rustic charm lol but the fish quay area is decent although getting redeveloped now and losing the...
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    Re: The Flashing Blade comedy version

    I really liked this even though I wasnít familiar with the proper version of the flashing blade. I liked on the waterfront too although I donít think it was on for long. One or two summers max.
  9. Thread: Rocket man

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    Re: Rocket man

    😂
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    Re: Footwear then but not now

    I bought these last year. Retro Pods very like ones I had at school (except mine were yellow with one strap) I was surprised to hear a man who is a few years older than me say that he had a pair in...
  11. Thread: Rocket man

    by Trickyvee
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    Re: Rocket man

    Yes
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    Re: Things that dont happen anymore

    Hearing your neighbours through the wall laughing at the same TV show you are watching.
  13. Re: Pics of inside of supermarkets/sweet shops/Newsagents from the 70's-80's?

    I found this photo of an old Presto, featuring the citrus segments on the wall that I remember so well from a supermarket we went to when I was very small. Itís only from this photo that I know it...
  14. Re: Trials and tribulations of fashions you went through?

    Iíll be 43 next month and I still buy logo t-shirts and umpteen trainers like I did in my teens and 20ís. I sometimes catch my wrinkly face in the mirror and think to myself ďhmmm, youíre probably a...
  15. Re: Stupid things you were scared of when you were little.

    This is so like my fear of the Blue Peter ship logo that would quickly zoom up to fill the screen at the end of the show credits. I used to quickly slink out the room before it came on.
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    Re: Refillable Cigarette Lighters

    I have one without the inner lighter part that I use as a tea light holder. Itís the perfect size and the light shines through it beautifully. It belonged to my uncle so it gives me fond memories of...
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    Re: Things that dont happen anymore

    Back in the 80ís my nearest airport had an outdoor observation deck on the roof. Alternatively you could park up on the road at the end of the runway. There was only a flimsy waist-high barbed wire...
  18. Re: 1980's/90's sparkling peach wine or juice??

    Canít help Iím afraid, but might it have been peach flavoured water? I know in about 92 I used to take M&S fizzy peach water to my aerobics class. Light blue clear bottle with a small picture of...
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    Re: projector

    I did, although it must have been second hand as I only had a couple of Tom and Jerry slides.
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    Re: Britain in the 60s

    Itís funny how nostalgia gets attached to a decade. Obviously I wasnít around in the 60ís but my mother paints a very different picture of life then. She says it might have been swinging in places...
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    Sticky: Re: NO.1 the Day you were born

    Ha I just missed out on sharing your pain Warm Puppy. I had the preceding number 1. Fernando by ABBA.
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    Re: Scary fire adverts!

    I finally found the logo!

    https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=5947&stc=1
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    Sticky: Re: A trip down memory lane

    Wow I love dandelion and burdock and cream soda. D&B is basically liquorice flavour and CS is vanilla flavour to me. Ice cream goes in lemonade though and nothing else! I canít remember ever having...
  24. Thread: Old windows

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    Re: Old windows

    The flat I grew up in (built mid - post war) had windows with lead stuck on to the glass to look like leaded windows. My parents removed the lead but the lines where it had been remained faintly...
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    I think Christmas began to lose its shine for me around my mid teens and Iíve been a grumpy old Scrooge ever since. I do enjoy putting up the Christmas tree as it looks pretty (although some years I...
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