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  1. Re: Pics of inside of supermarkets/sweet shops/Newsagents from the 70's-80's?

    https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=6001&stc=1

    Here's a late 80s/early 90s view of John Menzies in Hereford.
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    Re: Kids TV shows you hated

    Blue Peter
    Why Don't You?
    Dogtanian.
    Byker Grove.
    Anything Disney and most Hanna Barbera.
    Scooby and Scrappy Doo.
    Going Live.
    Mysterious Cities Of Gold.
    Allsorts.
    Thomas The Tank Engine.
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    Re: Bus Stations (Depots)

    I have a very vague memory of buses in the station under the old Bull Ring in Birmingham. That would have been in 1997(ish). When I went again in 99/2000 it seemed to have been replaced by an indoor...
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    Re: Sunday night was bath night....

    As a kid growing up in the Eighties in a dull backwater of a town, Sundays were always empty, dead days. Just whiling away the time before the school week started up the next day. Sunday teatimes...
  5. Re: What songs make you happy??.... Or make you Cry?

    I don't think any particular song has ever bought tears to my eyes, but The Host of Seraphim by Dead Can Dance has come close. Likewise Walking in the air from 'The Snowman'. That was the first time,...
  6. Re: Got,got ,got, Got, Need, Need, Need,.

    I had the Ghostbusters and Beano sticker albums. My younger cousin had the royal family album, which I aptly threw up on during a family car journey! I had a whole box of Garbage Pail Kids/Garbage...
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    Re: Iconic kids bikes from the 1990s

    The last Raleigh bike I owned was an Outland in 1993. It had the same frame as the Activator but with rigid forks as well as those bull-horn handlebars. It was a bike I never bonded with and I ...
  8. Re: 1980's/90's game show question driving me mad

    It was indeed 'You Bet!' I remember the guy identifying cars by their tail-lights alone. There was also a man who could type out 'you bet' on a computer keyboard using the bucket of a JCB and a man...
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    Sticky: Re: Old Catalogue toy pages

    I had this one. It was pretty much indestructible, but very slow and heavy. My dad took the body off and sprayed it Bigfoot blue.
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    Re: Childhood books

    I read a very good story at primary school. It was about a group of kids that hide on a seaside pier until after dark, when after it closes for the night, they start playing on the rides and games....
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    Re: Iconic 1970s Lorries.

    https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=4798&stc=1
    The SD Revopaks were a common sight up until the mid 80's in my city.
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    Re: Window Poles

    Our secondary school had the crank-handle and thick cable setup for the window openers. It was called 'Teleflex'
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    Re: Whatever happened to:......

    Bird's Eye Potato Fritters
    Mini garlic bread snacks(in gold&blue bag)
    Gini lemon drink
    Gino Ginelli ice cream
    Stork SB marge
    Mothers Pride Champion bread
    Birds Eye Ketchips
    Walkers Hot and...
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    Re: My Dads Cars

    Ford Capri GTXLR
    Renault 12
    Ford Cortina mk6
    Nissan Sunny(yuck)
    Datsun Bluebird(vynyl seats that got boiling hot in summer)
    Ford Sierra 2.0 injection (looked like a Cosworth)
    Ford Granada 2.0...
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    Re: motorbike memories

    I had a 1977 Puch Maxi(50cc and unrestricted) with pedals in 1994. It was good for 44 mph and would overtake the guys riding their Yamaha DT50s and Kawasaki AR50s to school. I got a year out of it...
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    Re: What films have you been watching lately..

    The Omen trilogy.
    They Live.
    Suspiria.
    Drag me to Hell.
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    Re: What We Did In Bed!

    Watch Spitting Image on one of those tiny Casio televisions with earphones in. Always on a Sunday night.
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    Re: Songs heard when shopping

    My local B&Q play abysmal cover versions of popular songs from the last 4 decades. There's nothing more depressing than hearing a version of Starship's 'We built this City' that sounds as if it was...
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    Re: What films have you been watching lately..

    The Big Lebowski. It has changed my life.
  20. Re: "Oh no, not there again!"...places you hated that you always got dragged to.

    Garden centres. Always garden centres. And being driven to a bleak reservoir in Mid Wales every wet and dark Sunday afternoon to watch the water overflowing the dam.
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    Re: Radio Stations

    Radio 2 in the morning(Alex Lester) then straight over to the USB stick in the van radio when Feltz comes on.
    Sunshine Radio(local) if I'm doing odd jobs at the house and I need background noise...
  22. Re: Dragster 1976 MB Games Racing Game

    I had that game as part of a huge selection of seventies board games and other stuff as hand-me-downs from an older cousin. Simple but fun.
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    Re: CB RADIO..What was your "Handle" ??

    My handle was Captain Crash, as I have a tendency to bump into things in shops and the like :-).. My dad had a homebase in the 80s and I had a Harvard CB rig in my first car in the late 90s. I'm into...
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    Re: Derelict places

    I've been there. The whole centre has a strange vibe that I couldn't put my finger on. When I was in my late teens, I went on a shopping trip to the old Bull Ring in Birmingham with some friends. We...
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    Re: Electrical items that dont last

    A Russell Hobbs toaster I bought about 2 months ago. Worked fine for 3 weeks until the pop-up mechanism decided not to stay in the down position. Absolute junk. My cheap Bosch mixer burnt out after 3...
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