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    Re: Does anyone still do the “ pools”?

    I've seen these around fairly recently.
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    Re: Old members

    Same here.
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    Re: Does anyone still do the “ pools”?

    I remember How Do They Do That? showed how a spot the ball was made & the balled position decided by a panel of ex-players & other pundits. My local paper used to have a weeky one, with an...
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    Re: Stars in their Eyes

    I remember the cleaning lady who won performing as Maria Callas, almost a Susan Boyle of her time but didn't stay in the public eye for long.
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    Re: Door To Door Sales

    I remember there was an episode of Juliey Bravo where YTS students were doing a similar service, but one of them was using it to stake out house to rob & ruined it for all the others.
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    Re: Women's Football

    I think they started even before the First World War, were banned in the 1920s, & didn't get going again until the 1970s.
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    Re: Door To Door Sales

    I remember there was a worry about schemes to get people into work by selling door to door, especially as some were ex-prisoners or else people with disabilities.
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    Re: Only Fools And Horses.

    The out takes of the chandelier supporting bolt being hammered down are amusing.
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    Door To Door Sales

    People selling things door to door is almost a thing of the past, mostly due to people not liking cold calling, & other factors.

    I remember encyclopedias were a popular item, often you would sign...
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    Re: Eccentric scheduling of TV programmes

    It would be good if some of the older kids shows were shown by the children's channels in the evening for nostalgic reasons.
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    Re: Eccentric scheduling of TV programmes

    When TV-AM had their strike they stayed on air by repeating a lot of old American shows, Flipper & Happy Days were also shown.
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    Re: Eccentric scheduling of TV programmes

    I remember when daytime television started in the 1980s there were lots of repeats of shows from a few nights before, & often a few American or Australian imports that a few years before would have...
  13. Thread: McDonald's

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    Re: McDonald's

    I find that if you use the self serve panels to order a custom burger it will be fresher than one that's been hanging around for hours.
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    Re: Thomas Cook - 1841-2019

    Sad news.

    My family used them to go on holiday a few times.

    I remember all of us going to their Manchester office to discuss a re-booking due to them suddenly dropping a resort we were going...
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    Re: Our Beloved Pets (past and present)

    Thanks, his ex-wife had been looking after her most of the time recently, but she was on holiday so my brother was taking care.
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    Re: School visitors

    I remember some people from an American church came into my school to do a presentation for the assembly.

    Part of it was a short play about the importance of believing in God, but was so OTT...
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    Re: Our Beloved Pets (past and present)

    My brother lost one of his dogs this week after having her for over 9 years.
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    Re: swimming lessons

    I used to go to a pool in Stockport with the changing rooms around the sides.

    It was very small, bing only 5 by 10 metres.

    We would get taken by coach from school as it was too far to walk.
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    Re: RIP Ric Ocasek (1949-2019)

    Sad news, my was a fan of them.

    Drive was a hit twice, being reissued after being used for the Live Aid appeal, with the royalties donated for the cause.
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    Re: McDonald's

    I remember a lot of Wimpys became Burger Kings in the late 1980s.

    At one time Stockport had two Burger Kings, but both are now gone, but Manchester has at least one.
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    Re: McDonald's

    Fillet O'Fish was originally introduced in the USA as they found the sales of burgers fell off on Fridays in areas with a high catholic population.
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    Re: RIP Terrance Dicks

    Also most of the Pertwee era stories were written by the same pool of writers so it was fairly close knit.
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    Re: RIP Terrance Dicks

    Very sad news, Terence was very important for the continued success of Doctor Who during the difficult Troughton - Pertwee handover period and for a time afterwards.

    When I was getting back into...
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    Re: Young Talent Time (1971-88 original)

    They also recorded quite a few LPs of songs they performed live, along with one for the TV series.
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    Re: Is this mini portable tv any use ?

    Some pictures of 2 of my sets from my collection:

    https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=808&pictureid=4256
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