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  1. #11
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    Ours was a G-Plan wall unit, from the late 70s. It looked a bit like this but was a lighter wood with more modern looking handles:



    It had the same double handle drop down section which was a bar, where the drinks were stored/mixed. Next to that on ours was a sliding glass door display case. Along the bottom was our Record Player and records, then there was an extension which was a low level bit with two drawers where the TV sat and the Atari VCS was in the drawer.

    I used to have a recurring dream as a kid where two daleks would come through the wall unit, one large and scary, the other smaller and friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletino View Post
    Ours was a G-Plan wall unit, from the late 70s. It looked a bit like this but was a lighter wood with more modern looking handles:



    It had the same double handle drop down section which was a bar, where the drinks were stored/mixed. Next to that on ours was a sliding glass door display case. Along the bottom was our Record Player and records, then there was an extension which was a low level bit with two drawers where the TV sat and the Atari VCS was in the drawer.

    I used to have a recurring dream as a kid where two daleks would come through the wall unit, one large and scary, the other smaller and friendly.
    My aunt & uncle had a similar unit in darker wood from at least the late 1970s to about 10 years ago.
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    This is what I was talking about (picture too big to display):



    https://www.skandium.com/media/catal...de_1_1_1_1.jpg
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    Wall units are out of fashion now; you can't pay anyone to take them away; same as sideboards & large wardrobes

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    My family's wall unit came from from Cavendish Woodhouse circa 1983 - It was brown with shelves, a slide door cupboard, and other things. It had a bulb holder that could light up the shelves behind the glass where my mother put ornaments inside it - plugging the wall unit in was an unofficial phrase in my family's household.

    After my parents passed away, it remained in my previous home until 2011 when we replaced it with Ikea shelving, which was more modern and followed me to my incumbent home. One thing I have to say about wall units is that they weren't flat-packs like modern furniture happens to be.

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    We didn't have one but my best friend's parents did. It was dark rosewood and matched their rosewood dado rail and Chesterfield three piece of a similar hue. One day we were messing about and scratched it by accident. We patched it up with coloured pencils while the folks were out and never got caught!
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