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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.
  3. Thread: McDonald's

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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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  9. Re: 'Duties' at later Secondary School (6th form)

    At my secondary school each form had to do a duty week. Normally I ended up having to pick up litter.
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    Re: Is this mini portable tv any use ?

    I would put it on eBay, with a bit of specialist equipment they can still pick up a picture.

    I've collected a few old TVs & have 3 pocket sets like this that still all work.
  11. Re: The mostly ghastly and irritating bands/singers you remember or were jealous of

    samantha fox, Joe dolce & Renee and renata didn't have hits until the 1980s but the point still stands.
  12. Thread: Ryanair

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    Re: Ryanair

    My cousins try to avoid using Ryanair after the way they messed about my Aunt when she had terminal cancer & wanted to visit Salzburg while she was still fit to fly.
  13. Thread: Irene Cara

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    Re: Irene Cara

    Oddly I was thinking about her just the other day, especially as I couldn't think of any other hits she had apart from Fame & Flashdance.
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    Re: Play Your Cards Right

    Probably with a Pringle pullover, like the ones he would often wear for his chair monologues in the 2 Ronnies.
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    Re: Play Your Cards Right

    Ronnie Corbett was another of the celebrity golfing set, even if he was mostly on BBC shows from the mid 1970s onwards.
  16. Re: Clothes from the past you would not wear today

    I heard they became unpopular because people realised they would show when your armpits got hot.
  17. Re: RIP Richard Williams (Roger Rabbit animator)

    Sad news, I really like Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

    I saw it in the cinema when it was first out, & a few times on TV before buying it on DVD.

    The mixing of live action & animation was mind...
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    Re: Play Your Cards Right

    News reader Reginald Bosenquet was another wig wearer, not because of baldness as such, but apparently had problems with an inflamed scalp which meant he had to shave his hair very short. Being a...
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    Re: Ott Adult Tiswas

    I remember Spitting Image spoofing the interview on the bed with Bob Geldof supposedly interviewing Nelson Mandela but bring more concerned about where his socks were!
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    Re: Ott Adult Tiswas

    The Word was eventually axed after too many complaints, but at least that was on quite late at night on Channel 4.

    Sin On Saturday was on around the same time as OTT & was pulled from the...
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    Re: Adverts that terrified you as a kid

    I remember finding the Kinder Humpty more amusing than scary.
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    Re: Wolfman Jack/Clap for the Wolfman

    I don't know much about Wolfman Jack, but he was in a similar position to the pirate radio DJs over here by broadcasting rock & roll music from just over the Mexican border when a lot of American...
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    Re: which song gets you thinking about childhood

    Not always, my brother's girlfriend's daughter are into 1980s heavy metal & britpop.

    Luckily some recent jukebox musicals are a good gateway to some artists.
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    Re: Mrs Browns Boys

    A lot of the humour is generated when the cast start going off-script & confusing the other cast & crew.
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    Re: Burt Bacharach

    Aretha Franklin's version of I Say A Little Prayer is very close to perfection in music.
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