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    Re: Memories of Cookery Lessons

    I enjoyed the actual cooking part of "Food Technology" / "Design & Technology: Food" / "Food Studies" - depending what they decided to call it that year. "Home Economics" had been kicked into touch...
  2. Thread: Prefects

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    Re: Prefects

    Near enough all Year 11's (final year pupils) were prefects at our school - I don't think there was any way of opting out. Only those with an appalling disciplinary record did not become a prefect. ...
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    Re: hillards supermarkets

    It was apparently a print works before becoming York's first supermarket in 1969, and earlier than that an engineering place (what they made, I don't know). It is still a supermarket today (a Co-oP),...
  4. Re: If you had to choose 3 (just 3) Xmas Songs - best ever - what'd they be?

    I do know what you mean re: Chris Rea - this last two or three years it has been overplayed on radio, and certainly in this last week it's started to grate slightly on me - I'd probably drop it out...
  5. Re: If you had to choose 3 (just 3) Xmas Songs - best ever - what'd they be?

    1. Pogues & Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York
    2. Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
    3. Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas

    I thought long and hard about whether I could include Queen's - "A...
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    Re: Worst xmas songs ever

    The aforementioned Paul McCartney track "Wonderful Christmastime", along with 1989's "Band Aid II" effort are my least favourite Christmas tracks. I also find "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses...
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    Re: Iconic kids bikes from the 1990s

    I had an "Emelle" mountain bike, I would say I got it about the age of 10 in 1990 or thereabouts. I recall it having twelve gears (what's tha' need all them for, I've always managed with my "Sturmey...
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    Re: Non-christmassy christmas songs...

    The Pet Shop Boys cover of "Always On My Mind", released 1987. I don't actually mind this version of the song, but it has nothing to do with Christmas (as far as I can see). It also denied arguably...
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    Re: which song gets you thinking about childhood

    The first song that sticks in my head as being able to place myself in a specific time and place would be second year at junior school in 1986 - one classmate was forever singing Status Quo's "In The...
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    Re: pier Amusements

    Scarborough (North Yorks) still has a lot of amusement arcades on the sea front. While many are dominated by the more expensive 1 a go "puggies" or video games, there are some smaller arcades...
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    Re: School lunch boxes

    Red & Yellow "Postman Pat" lunchbox for me, with plain red/yellow flask that sat inside the box. (Pinched an image of an identical one off the Internet)! Had this from starting infant school in 1984,...
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    Re: what tv programmes should be brought back.

    There hasn't been a decent firefighting based drama since "London's Burning" (well, up to about series 12 - after that it became a bit of a tawdry soap opera; and I didn't rate "Steel River Blues")....
  13. Thread: Pot Noodles

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    Re: Pot Noodles

    I seem to remember there being also being "Pot Rice", it was some sort of curry flavour, possibly chicken. This would have been late 80's or early 90's. I much preferred it to Pot Noodles. You had to...
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    Re: Popular Restaurant food during the seventies

    Ah, the choice of more "senior" relatives when we had an Indian/Chinese takeaway in the 1980's - always used to appear in the "European Dishes" part of the menu along with various omelettes and...
  15. Thread: The Gideons

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    Re: The Gideons

    That's how I remember them. The pages were like tracing paper (or "Izal" toilet paper, lol,), so exceptionally light and thin the overall size was exactly that of a pocket diary or address book, but...
  16. Thread: Metal Signs

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    Re: Metal Signs

    Side note, it's probably 25 years since I visited Beaulieu and even as a youngster I really enjoyed it; lots to see, and not just restricted to motoring, although from memory it was probably better...
  17. Thread: Metal Signs

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    Re: Metal Signs

    We have a small number of metal signs (three) which we bought at "Auto Jumbles" a few years back, all ex-motor trade ones. Michelin Tyres; Castrol Oil and Murco (petrol). At a guess they will have...
  18. Thread: Bank Holidays

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    Re: Bank Holidays

    I don't really remember much special happening on Bank Holidays, aside from a day off school - which were often in the school holidays in any case - so I didn't really notice them. We never went out...
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    Re: Things you no longer see or hear on TV

    Still see them on rare occasions, but I seem to remember them more in the 80's/90's: apologies or explanations before or after a programme if there had been complaints regarding the previous episode,...
  20. School Rules (Specifically Those Unique To Your School)

    My Secondary School was described by some of those looking from the outside in as "An Exam Factory" - i.e. it was obsessed with results and league tables, in fact, it was at the time - early to late...
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    Re: Things you no longer see or hear on TV

    I'm not sure, I would guess at funding being pulled, but there's probably some other reason. I seem to remember quite a few from childhood, they were all quite eerie and haunting, but I suppose that...
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    Re: Things you no longer see or hear on TV

    Public Information adverts. They were regular fixtures in the 80's.
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    Re: Things you no longer see or hear on TV

    Re: Testcards - I guess they do still exist in some respect; many of the Freeview Channels sometimes go through a short transitional period between the end of whatever "Home Shopping" programme they...
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    Re: Things you no longer see or hear on TV

    I suppose the most obvious one, which I'm sure the majority of us remember, the "Testcard" -

    https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=4507&stc=1
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    Re: Things you no longer see or hear on TV

    Apologies for technical problems/breakdown in transmission. Often accompanied by a picture of a clock or timer, or later, a still of a picture from the programme being transmitted, with a looped...
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