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    Celsius was known as Centigrade when I was a kid

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    Safe breaking was big business in the 1960s whereas it has virtually died out this side of 1990. In many towns barely a week would go by without an attempted or successful breaking of a safe filled with cash.

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    I read in a Notes and Queries-alike column in the Sunday Telegraph many years ago when someone asked what the difference was between Celsius and Centigrade - I just assumed that one was a translation of the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arran View Post
    Safe breaking was big business in the 1960s whereas it has virtually died out this side of 1990. In many towns barely a week would go by without an attempted or successful breaking of a safe filled with cash.
    Quite often a stalwart of British TV (e.g. The Sweeney)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arran View Post
    Safe breaking was big business in the 1960s whereas it has virtually died out this side of 1990. In many towns barely a week would go by without an attempted or successful breaking of a safe filled with cash.
    I read recently a good article on safe cracking, explaining the "war" between the makers & thieves over the years involving new tools & updated designs to thwart them.

    It seemed to die down when it became more common for criminals to target security vans.
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    Did your parents ever reflect on the 60s?, although i was born in 59 i was too young to remember much about the 60s culturally, i only have what i read and what i see on tv, obviously there are snippets of the decade that i recall but they are more in relation to school days,holidays and sweets. My parents never related back how it was bringing up a family of six children in the 60s and 70s or how they would spend the little leisure time they had (if any). They never spoke about the music or the fashions and i regret never asking about it. When i see programmes about the 60s i always feel i missed out on a great decade because i was simply too young to appreciate it
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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    Did your parents ever reflect on the 60s?, although i was born in 59 i was too young to remember much about the 60s culturally, i only have what i read and what i see on tv, obviously there are snippets of the decade that i recall but they are more in relation to school days,holidays and sweets. My parents never related back how it was bringing up a family of six children in the 60s and 70s or how they would spend the little leisure time they had (if any). They never spoke about the music or the fashions and i regret never asking about it. When i see programmes about the 60s i always feel i missed out on a great decade because i was simply too young to appreciate it
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    My parents used to collect 7 inch records from the 1960s and they had two boxes full of them - in the mid 1980s the seemed really old to me rather than playing something from the 1990s now.

    I think that they had every band and singer going back then, except the Beatles, ironically enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    My parents used to collect 7 inch records from the 1960s and they had two boxes full of them - in the mid 1980s the seemed really old to me rather than playing something from the 1990s now. I think that they had every band and singer going back then, except the Beatles, ironically enough.
    Yes things from before I was born seem a lot older. I remember in the 1980s a lot of things from the 1960s seemed from another world, but the equivalent things from the late 1990s don't seem so old.
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    Talking about vynal records... My mother use to make televisions for Decca. I think it was in Battersea, London

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