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    I finally found the logo!

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    There was a 1986 Anglia TV ad break on YT that has that British Gas "Brian, I can smell gas" one - cue woman about to switch the light on, and Brian shouting "NO!" A mention of a British Gas advert appearing in national newspapers, giving us advice on how to prevent a gas leak and telling us to cut the advertisement out of the newspaper and keep it somewhere safe because it could save out lives.

    In that same ad break, there was that "get out, get the fire brigade out, and stay out" one, which shows a man trying to put a fire started in an armchair in record time with a bucket of water from the kitchen. Scared me as well because it was just after the Rovers Return fire was seen on Coronation Street. Pure torture.
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    I remember the Christmas tree one. Used to scare me ****less!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iantjambo View Post
    I remember the Christmas tree one. Used to scare me ****less!
    How crazy is it that people used to have lighted candles in their Christmas trees to make them look joyous and festive !

    Health and safety nightmare !


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    Before fairly lights came along people actually used to fit candles to their trees, my old girlfriend's Mum had some of the clip still, which were probably inherited from an older relative from Germany.

    I remember Greater Manchester Fire Brigade had a mascot called Welephant (a red elephant in a fireman's uniform) who used to appear in some information films, normally shown around bonfire night at school, as well as on TV.

    The slogan "Matches matches never touch, they can hurt you very much" was used on one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    Before fairly lights came along people actually used to fit candles to their trees, my old girlfriend's Mum had some of the clip still, which were probably inherited from an older relative from Germany.

    I remember Greater Manchester Fire Brigade had a mascot called Welephant (a red elephant in a fireman's uniform) who used to appear in some information films, normally shown around bonfire night at school, as well as on TV.

    The slogan "Matches matches never touch, they can hurt you very much" was used on one of them.
    Is my post not visible ??

    Serious question


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    Before fairly lights came along people actually used to fit candles to their trees, my old girlfriend's Mum had some of the clip still, which were probably inherited from an older relative from Germany.

    I remember Greater Manchester Fire Brigade had a mascot called Welephant (a red elephant in a fireman's uniform) who used to appear in some information films, normally shown around bonfire night at school, as well as on TV.

    The slogan "Matches matches never touch, they can hurt you very much" was used on one of them.
    Weliphant was a mascot (someone in a red costume and a yellow fightfighters' helmet) who used to do the publicity for the "children with burns ending up in hospital", stuff in the 1980s, usually Great Ormond Street and other children's hospitals.

    Not to be confused with the BBC Cymru programme Telifant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Is my post not visible ??

    Serious question


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    Sorry I forgot to click reply with quote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    Sorry I forgot to click reply with quote.
    Its just that some posts don't always show for me .. occasionally my posts seem to disappear and come back as well .. very odd


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