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    Re: The Crying Boy painting

    I guess the connection wasn't made between the 50s and the 80s because there wasn't really the type of TV shows that indulged in those kind of stories?

    I saw a pair of these at the market the...
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    Re: School Punishment

    I was in the Rugby team but i don't think that got me any slack, a few guys would pretend they "forgot" to put their tie back on after PE and would use that excuse if caught.

    Our ties would also...
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    Re: School Punishment

    One of our PE teachers had odd methods:

    For being naughty during the lesson, he'd make you hang from the wall bars with your legs out at 90 degrees for as long as you could.

    At the end of...
  4. Re: Help Identify 80s TV Flashback to childhood series

    Tom's Midnight Garden?
  5. Thread: Churches

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    Re: Churches

    My parents (well my mum, she was the churchie, my dad was a geezer from the East End) made us go to church on Sundays as a kid. At first we went to "Sunday School" where we'd have to learn bible...
  6. Re: Need help finding army toy cars I remember as a kid

    Micro Machines Military?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CCS5qyJA3M
  7. Thread: hi all

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    Re: hi all

    Greetings!
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    Re: Heatwaves and Hot Summers

    Despite the fact your forecast temperatures this week are the same as our winter ones it doesn't stop me feeling very hot when i'm back there in summer.
  9. Thread: Grange hill

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    Re: Grange hill

    She used to say "why do you hate me Rowlaaaaaand", which was the exact phrase we kept saying to the poor ******* when we saw him at a petrol station on the way home from The Ministry of Sound once in...
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    Re: Good Morning Everyone, i’m new!

    Welcome rentaghost!
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    Re: Would I Lie To You

    I'm grateful we now get both WILTY and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown here in Australia on terrestrial TV.

    Two of my favourite shows which bring a touch of home to me each week. I just wish we...
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    Re: Long distance radio stations picked up

    I had a big long old wooden radio as a kid that i'd got from somewhere, it was old then and had a facia of buttons and the channel thingy which all lit up when used. I used to plug it in under my bed...
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    Re: Mexican jumping beans

    I remember there being a craze at Junior School (so 70s) of "Mexican Jumping Beans", which were basically just capsules (like the tablet ones) with a ball bearing inside.
  14. Thread: Im off

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    Re: Im off

    I am a member of quite a few forums and tbh this one is one of the more active ones. All forums seem to have taken a hit since the popularisation of social media platforms and people's...
  15. Re: Was you allowed out to Town/Village etc for Lunch at school

    I think we were only allowed out of the school grounds in the later years of senior school (you could "go home" for lunch at junior school but only if an adult collected you - which was odd as we...
  16. Thread: Grange hill

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    Re: Grange hill

    Roland on the left, pogo on the right:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/AkRKxTeCAAAD2-7.jpg
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    Re: The School Féte

    I seem to remember one of our school fetes being opened by Tom Baker in the 70s, in his Dr Who heyday.

    I loved school fetes, the lucky dip, tombolla, and games. Xmas was great as they also had a...
  18. Thread: old jamaica

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    Re: old jamaica

    For some reason i thought that Danny in the book "Champion of the World" poached peasants with rum soaked raisins, but it seems they used sleeping powder in them, not sure why i got that mixed up!
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    Re: The year 2000 from a past perspective

    I remember sitting in junior school in the 70s and thinking how far away the year 2000 would be, that i'd be "well old" (30), and probably married with a kid and we'd living on the moon.......
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    Re: Recurring dreams and nightmares

    As a kid I had a few recurring dreams:

    1) A normal Dalek and a small Dalek burst through the G-Plan Wall Unit we had in our lounge, the small one was friendly but the large one wasn't and chased...
  21. Thread: Sweep

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    Re: Sweep

    I seem to also remember a bulldog type character called "Butch" in the 70s Sooty Show, well he was definitely in the live show I saw as a kid.

    Aha, seems he made a few appearances over the years...
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    Re: Odeon cinemas.....never again!

    I used to get to go to a fair few advanced screenings through my wife's work, some of those you had to hand your mobile phone in at the door and they gave you a "cloakroom" type ticket to get it back...
  23. Thread: Uno

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    Re: Uno

    We used to play this a lot in the early 90s in our tea breaks when I was an engineer.

    i still played it through the years since and still do now. I have a waterproof set which are good for using...
  24. Thread: Lionel Blair

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    Re: Lionel Blair

    A bit of rhyming slang there which i'm guessing doesn't get used much nowadays.

    I always remember flared trousers being referred to as Lionel Blairs or Lionels. :)
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    Re: Tv programmes that would not be shown today

    I loved that show, we used to try and copy it on our BMXs, a few years later a mate got a trials bike so we could do it properly in another mate's garden.

    There was a C64 budget title from...
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