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    Re: favourite musical films

    Haha! I know what you mean - and when they get the singing star to sing it through for the first time, they sing it without even looking at the music or lyrics! But you just have to suspend your...
  2. Thread: Yoghurt Brands

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    Re: Yoghurt Brands

    The first time I ever encountered yoghurt of any kind was in the 1970s when mum bought some "Ski" fruit yoghurts for us to try. They came in blue and white pots, shaped like mini milk churns (wider...
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    Re: Who was your favourite actor / actress?

    Ah yes, all classics but Wild Hogs is a tad more recent and really, really funny!
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    Re: Who was your favourite actor / actress?

    Yes indeedy! Wild Hogs, for instance...
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    Re: Getting photos developed

    Thanks to my dad, we kids were all budding little amateur photographers, each touting a succession of cameras from Box Brownies up to the more sophisticated SLRs but as a consequence we all have huge...
  6. Re: Sights, sounds,smells and tastes that take you back to being a kid again

    Chimney smoke, especially on a crisp, winter's day always takes me back, in a nice way, to my earliest memories as a child.
    Not so nice is the smell of school dinners; particularly that awful stew...
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    Re: Things we got or had collected for us as kids?

    This is like the one I had that became a worm coffin. :eek:
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_oOdc1mcb5SY/R_3pV1k8g_I/AAAAAAAAACk/suE5g3GsrLc/s320/OldHolbornTobaccotin.jpg
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    Re: Things we got or had collected for us as kids?

    I used to have a few of these, mostly the orange and white "Old Holborn" tins. On one occasion I remember collecting a few earth worms and keeping them in the tin. Unfortunately I forgot about them...
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    Re: Half day closing.

    The opening theme tune to Sing Something Simple is still enough to send me into the depths of gloom and despair. Don't know what it was about that programme but it was just so depressing.

    We still...
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    Re: Pink Panther Bar

    Ugh! I remember these too but they were just too sickly sweet for even a seasoned sweet-tooth like I was! Nice to see the packets again though. :)
  11. Thread: Decimalisation

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    Re: Decimalisation

    Quite similar memories to you, Marine Boy. Mum gave us kids a selection of the shiny new copper coins as soon as she got some (which included halfpennies too, then) and we made our way down to the...
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    Re: Words that have fallen out of use

    And we all used to say the name of the exchange followed by our number (e.g. "Whitehall 1212") but now everyone just says "Hello?" I suppose that might be to do with our growing suspiciousness in...
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    Re: Words that have fallen out of use

    "Swell" is so American. I've never heard anyone British use the word, unless they were parodying one of our American cousins. It's an old term too, as the yanks were using it from the 1930s onwards,...
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    Re: Nicholas Courtney

    A sad loss indeed. I will always remember him from the John Pertwee days. His appearance in the episodes always seemed to lend an air of frightening reality to the stories; as though those things...
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    Re: Cereal freebies

    Wonderful stuff! I don't remember the subs but those clip together aircraft were great. Like tiny little Airfix kits! :D
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    Re: Things we got or had collected for us as kids?

    Yes they were badges but I definitely remember it stating "brooch" on the label. It all added to the exciting mystery of it all, though. Happy days, eh?
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    Re: Things we got or had collected for us as kids?

    I fondly remember collecting the paper Golly labels on the Robertson's jars and desperately wanted a Golly brooch, even though I had no idea what a brooch was...or even how to pronounce it, as it...
  18. Thread: Piggy Banks

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    Re: Piggy Banks

    Ha! I had one of those post boxes too (although not a posh one like that) and I remember thinking the same thing...and wouldn't it be funny if people really posted money in a post box.
  19. Thread: Piggy Banks

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    Piggy Banks

    Like so many children, then and (probably) now, I was encouraged to save my pennies (and the occasional shilling) in a piggy bank which was bought for me.

    Over the years I had several but the one...
  20. Thread: Raleigh 14

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    Re: Raleigh 14

    I meant to add that they also came in other colours and mine was a very masculine dark metallic blue. ;-)
  21. Thread: Raleigh 14

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    Re: Raleigh 14

    The Raleigh 14, 16 and 20 were not just girl's but unisex small-wheeled bicycles in their R.S.W. (Raleigh Small Wheeled) range. I make the point as I had a Raleigh RSW 14 when I was about ten years...
  22. Thread: Softly Softly

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    Re: Softly Softly

    Yep, I remember it well. I always thought of it as the CID spin-off from Z-Cars, as it centred more on the detective side of things rather than everyday police work by uniform. The theme tune was...
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    Re: Random memories of tv shows.

    I seem to remember Triangle was like Dallas...but on a British ferry! Lots of infighting, bitching and back-stabbing. Almost as depressing as East Enders!
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    Re: BBC Russian: Language and People

    Wonderful that someone else remembers and appreciates this series. I was absolutely fascinated by it; the whole glimpsing behind the iron curtain thing; the beautiful Olga in "Goodbye Summer" so full...
  25. Thread: Look and Learn

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    Re: Look and Learn

    My older siblings used to get this in the 60s and early 70s and I was always fascinated and inspired to learn (which I suppose was the whole idea behind it) when I saw those wonderful illustrations....
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