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  1. Thread: Benny Hill

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    Re: Benny Hill

    To be honest, I always thought of Hale and Pace as being an alternative to comedy rather than alternative comedy.
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    Re: Songs with boys names

    And remember when they performed it on Top of the Pops with a giant picture of darts player Jocky Wilson behind them?
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    Re: Songs with boys names

    Nikita is a unisex name but in Eastern Europe/Russia it's usually given to males. To our ears, it does sound feminine though.
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    Re: Favourite songs with girls names

    Didn't Melanie do a cover of that too? (A name from the distant past!)
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    Re: Favourite songs with girls names

    Wilson Pickett, I think.

    And what about 'Gaye' by Clifford T Ward?
  6. Thread: Benny Hill

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    Re: Benny Hill

    Ben Elton and his talentless chums of the early 80s 'alternative comedy' movement were extremely fortunate to be able to make a living. Most of the acts were nothing more than shambling on stage and...
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    Re: Fashion in primary school

    I can't remember any of us being interested in, or even aware of, fashion in primary school. But then I was at primary late 60s-early 70s. And in Birmingham at that!
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    Re: Retro aftershaves

    There's a really strange poundshop in a town near me. It's full of Chinese-made rubbish piled high to the ceiling and most of the stuff is really bizarre. I couldn't even begin to guess what some of...
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    Re: Retro aftershaves

    I assumed this was a typo and that it was 'Irish Moss'. However, I see that it is 'Irisch', therefore German. Never heard of it before, but it looks interesting from the descriptions. Thanks for...
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    Re: New game false or true

    No, Cilla hasn't been reincarnated yet! I know that for a fact as I read it on Twitter.

    The next person has the most magnificent pair of antlers sprouting from his/her head.
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    Re: Breaking up for the Christmas holidays

    My Christmas memories of primary school are dominated by the Nativity play. I never got one of the big roles, but I do remember wearing a tea towel on my head, so I was probably a shepherd!

    At...
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    Re: Hair styles you've had???

    I told my barber that he should charge me less now as it takes him such little time these days. "Think of it as a search fee" said the cheeky git!
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    Re: Does anyone still do the “ pools”?

    My dad used to be an agent/collector. I used to love accompanying him on his rounds when he would collect completed entries and give out coupons for the following week. There used to be a black piece...
  14. Re: Stupid things you were scared of when you were little.

    When I was about 4 or 5 I had a spell of sleepwalking. One night I wandered into the living room and was shocked back into consciousness by a Black and White Minstrels lp. I've not been quite the...
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    Re: Cilla (RIP) did Disco too....

    [QUOTE=Zincubus;234584]She just got lucky .. [QUOTE]

    Didn't she ever! I could never understand how she got away with her Scouse schtick for so long. It was always obviously false.
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    Re: Cilla (RIP) did Disco too....

    I love Tony Blackburn's possible Freudian slip introducing Cilla: "She always makes great records but I think this one is an exception." Oof!
  17. Thread: Wall units

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    Re: Wall units

    I imagine middle-class families had started to acquire them by the late 60s. We were (lower) working class and had one by the early 70s - it was still there when I had to clear out my parents' house...
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    Re: Southall - The birth of a black community

    Activists sometimes even referred to people being 'politically Black'. Back then, perhaps even more so than now, the 'Asian' (Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi) population dwarfed the number of...
  19. Thread: Margarine

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    Re: Margarine

    Where I grew up everyone definitely fell into the former category so it was a case of cutting your coat according to your cloth, as the saying goes. During the period I'm thinking of, there was not...
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    Re: Darren Burn - Bubblegum kid of tragedy

    None of this rings even the faintest bell with me, which is surprising as I was about David's age and music mad at the time. I wonder if it was a regional thing? Perhaps Londoners/Southerners were...
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    Re: Credit card wax rubbing machines

    That's just what I was thinking! I can't quite pinpoint in my mind when they fell out of use. In Birmingham in the very early 80s I distinctly remember a shoe shop that still used a system of tubes...
  22. Thread: The microwave

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    Re: The microwave

    I had 'older' parents who were generally very conservative and cautious, so it was a surprise that they were the first people I knew to get a microwave when they became widely available and more...
  23. Thread: school milk

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    Re: school milk

    I looked this up as I couldn't quite remember the whole story. In 1968 the Wilson Labour government discontinued free school milk for secondary pupils. In 1970 Thatcher became education Top Banana...
  24. Thread: school milk

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    Re: school milk

    I remember hating school milk as it was not kept refrigerated and so was rarely cold, and also because it was pasteurised, which we never drank at home - in Birmingham in the 1960s almost everyone...
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    Re: Black & White TV's

    When my lovely neighbour, who sadly died last year, became very frail and then housebound a few years ago Dearly Beloved and I began doing various things for her, including paying household bills. I...
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