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    The Wide Range Readers

    Does anyone remember being given these to read at primary school in the seventies? Something got me thinking about these the other day. They were a series of educational books with a mixture of short...
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    Re: Toy phone to phone

    We had phones like that in the 70s, red ones, but they didn't look like the ones in the picture. They were in one piece and stood upright, and had no dial. A bit like a modern cordless landline...
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    Re: Sadly do you remember the national front?

    I think it's very unlikely that the BNP or any other far right party will ever come to power. Most people detest them. They appeal mostly to weak people who go around blaming their problems on...
  4. Thread: hymns

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    Re: hymns

    I was thinking today about a hymn a teacher taught us - Hills of the North Rejoice. The last line of the first verse says:

    He judgement brings and victory.

    This makes no sense at all - it...
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    Re: Who can remember going to College?

    I went to college straight after leaving school after poor O Level / CSE results. My expectations of what college would be like were based on what bits and pieces of information I'd picked up about...
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    Re: The Wacky Races

    Ah yes, Dastardly and Muttley (or 'Mutterly, as I used to call him). When not taking part in the Whacky Races, they were trying to 'stop the pigeon', with Clunk and the nervous one - can't remember...
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    Radio Memories

    We've got sections on television and music on this forum, but not radio. I've just listened to Radio 2's celebration of Jimmy Young's 90th birthday. I vaguely remember his Radio 1 programme with the...
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    Re: 21st Century Shopping - Broadmead Bristol

    Yes, Wilkinson's is a bit like Woolworth's, in terms of what they sell, except it doesn't attract young people. It was Woolies' music and confectionary sections that brought the kids and teenagers...
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    Re: Your childhood home

    I have vague memories of a place I lived in until I was four. It was the ground floor of a big Victorian house converted into flats, in the suburbs of London. The house was pulled down shortly after...
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    Re: The Guardians by John Christopher

    Yes, we were given it to read at school as well, as an introduction to O Level English Literature, before progressing to Dickens, Shaw and Shakespeare.
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    I was no collector - I could never see the point of collecting things.

    But when I was very young - about 4 or 5 - there was a shop my mum and I regularly went to, where the man behind the counter...
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    Decimalisation

    Radio 4 have just broadcast a programme commemorating the 40th anniversary (or near enough) of the transfer to decimal currency, 15th Februray 1971. Do you remember it? Do you remember the old...
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    Re: The Winter of Discontent, 1978-79

    Yes, I remember all those strikes, when I was in my mid-teens and still at school. I remember piles of bin bags lining both sides of the street topped with snow, which looked odd. I also remember a...
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    Re: Lost in Space

    Yes, I remember watching it with my brother in the late 60s. And there were the monsters as well - in nearly every episode some monster would come along and attack them. The first episode was shown...
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    Through Her Kitchen Window

    Does anyone know a song called 'Through her kitchen window'? I remember we had it as a 78rpm record when I was very young, and I also remember reading some reference to it a few years ago, but I...
  16. Thread: Wrong lyrics

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    Re: Wrong lyrics

    Wednesday Week by the Undertones. It contains the line:

    She's gone to school with her best friend.

    I wondered how they managed to get past the BBC censor, because however carefully I listened...
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    Re: Favourite old car/s

    Actually, I've somewhat exaggerated my ignorance there. I can name the obvious ones - the Mini, the Morris Minor and the Volkswagen Beetle - and there's still plenty of them around. I can also...
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    Re: Favourite old car/s

    I'm always thrilled to see an old car (or van, truck etc). I know nothing of the technical side of vehicles, and have never driven one (public transport is good enough for me), but I love their...
  19. Thread: hymns

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    Re: hymns

    We weren't given the words at all - we were expected to just learn them by heart. Hymn practice was to me always a chore. I never sang along with the others, I just mimed the words - I thought it was...
  20. Re: "Oh no, not there again!"...places you hated that you always got dragged to.

    The dentist was where I hated going to most. The dentist himself was very good, but I remember the austere, very 1950s-looking waiting room (tho' this was the early '70s), and the frightening-looking...
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    Re: Retro packaging- your favourite designs

    Yes, I remember being disappointed when they changed it to that horrible garish design - in the days when I used to drink Tango.

    And I liked the simplicity of the blue and red Pepsi design -...
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    Re: Pictures of Annual Covers ( Pic Heavy )

    I remember some of those Rupert annuals. They were unique in that you got two versions of the story: the narrative text and the rhyming couplets under the pictures. I liked those origami ideas they...
  23. Re: Watch With Mother - Preschool? What can You remember

    I used to watch 'Watch with Mother' in the late 60s - and for the first year or two after starting school as well - during the school holidays. I also used to read Pippin (with The Pogles on the...
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    Re: What Events Stopped You in Your Tracks!

    I was seventeen and still at school when John Lennon died. I hadn't heard the news that morning, and when I came into the classroom, a bit late, the teacher and one of the kids were talking about it....
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    Re: I feel sorry for kids today

    Yes, I know there was no television when they were kids - I mean about how we used to spend our leisure time generally. Wrong thread!
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