Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: Piggy Banks

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    55

    Default Piggy Banks

    Like so many children, then and (probably) now, I was encouraged to save my pennies (and the occasional shilling) in a piggy bank which was bought for me.

    Over the years I had several but the one which stands out in my memory was a wonderful novelty plastic one which had a simple lever mechanism inside, just beneath the coin slot, which raised a hat from the piggy's head every time a coin was dropped in. It was a great way to get small children to save money and worked a treat with me. Although mine was yellow, with a small blue hat, I know that it also came in blue with a yellow hat; possibly other colours too.

    This would have dated from the very early 1970s and is now sadly long gone. It seems to have been quite rare too as despite numerous web searches I have never seen anything like it since. I would be very interested to know if anyone else here had something similar, any pictures of it or just your earliest memories of your own piggy banks. Cheers!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    813

    Default Re: Piggy Banks

    I had a Postman Pat ceramic style money box. I was way thrifty as a kid so it was always getting jammed up with coins due to its odd shape. When I was a teen I had a money box that sorted coins into trays. When I was saving up the trays use to buckle under the weight of the coins. lol

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Eorthe.
    Posts
    603

    Default Re: Piggy Banks

    I had a post box money box which even at that age (about seven) struck me as odd because you usually posted letters in a post box, not coins.

    "She moves in such an exciting world!"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    55

    Default Re: Piggy Banks

    Ha! I had one of those post boxes too (although not a posh one like that) and I remember thinking the same thing...and wouldn't it be funny if people really posted money in a post box.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Piggy Banks

    My brother had the post box one too, the only way you could get the coins back out was to slide a knife into the letterbox and shake, you sort of slid the coins along the knifes edge.
    We spent ages putting coins in just so we could slide them back out

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Eorthe.
    Posts
    603

    Default Re: Piggy Banks

    Ooooh I remember doing that with a pig shaped piggy bank my little brother had. It was strangely satisfying lol
    "She moves in such an exciting world!"

  7. #7

    Default Re: Piggy Banks

    LOL it really was, we'd sit round the table waiting turns

    Mainly around bonfire season we'd collect all our 'penny for the guy' money and use my brothers red letter box to save up the money for fireworks

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Eorthe.
    Posts
    603

    Default Re: Piggy Banks

    I don't seem to see kids doing that these days, does anyone else?
    "She moves in such an exciting world!"

  9. #9

    Default Re: Piggy Banks

    No not really, maybe a few teenagers out side the co-op, but sadly the streets aren't as safe as they once were, you get a lot of people saying 'kids dont play outside' and 'they are stuck on computers'.
    Not the kids fault if parents dare not let them out any more. Sad sign of the times I'm afraid.


    I always wanted one of those giant plastic cola bottle saving banks. Had loads of ceramic ones over the years always seemed to end up with a great big chip near the money slot!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    813

    Default Re: Piggy Banks

    My grandparents used to have a big empty bottle that used to be from a pub, it was huge. They used to make their kids 'donate' to it (I've no idea what the hell the reasoning behind this was, I was a bit young to understand) which eventually became their fund to go to Canada. We used to put rubber bands on the neck, and because it was next to the open coal fire, the bands melted into the neck. Looked like the bottle had being broken at some point and been glued back on.

Similar Threads

  1. Litte Tiny Flying Piggy
    By Raven in forum Television
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-12-2009, 20:54
  2. Geoffrey Banks
    By ArchStantonsGhost in forum Actors and actresses
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-10-2009, 14:20
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-06-2009, 02:47

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •