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    Decca used to have a blue record label, and I think that Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdinck's songs were on them. The Tornados also had that label as well - my parents had Telstar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Decca used to have a blue record label, and I think that Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdinck's songs were on them. The Tornados also had that label as well - my parents had Telstar.
    Telstar always reminds me of holidays in rhyl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    There's a great film full of fab actors free on Sky
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    My week with Marilyn

    Filmed all over England but set in 1956 .... maybe of interest to you ?


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    My mother told me that back in the 1960s there were extra costs with using a bank account.

    A tax of 2d was charged on every cheque. This was abolished when Britain changed to decimal currency.

    Banks charged for many of their services and the charges did not just vary from bank to bank but between different branches of the same bank because bank managers had some freedom to set the charges themselves.

    It was common for banks to add extra charges for using cheques on top of the 2d tax if the amount of money in the account was less than a certain amount.

    Bank statements were rarely offered for free. On many accounts the holder had to specifically request a statement if they needed one.

    There was a trend that the less money you had in your account the more you would be clobbered with charges. There were 'gold' accounts for customers with a large amount of savings that offered many perks and free services.

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    I did wonder if Girobank didn't charge for these services, as it was intended to get low earners open a bank account.
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    My mother told me a story about how her parents knew a landlord of the Rachman variety back in the 1960s who rented properties to immigrants. He used to drive a Triumph 2000 and he had a 'gold' account with the Westminster Bank. He always returned tenant's deposits and overpaid rent with cheques (and possibly took delight in it as it was uncommon for a tenant to have a bank account and they rarely saw a cheque) and he boasted about the perks on his 'gold' account including meetings free of charge with the financial advisor in an office on the first floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    Telstar always reminds me of holidays in rhyl
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    Did your parents not like the beatles or where there vinyl records to expensive to buy and sold out to quick.

    Do u or your parents still have any of those 7 inchers.

    I knew a fella who grew up in the sixties had hundreds and hundreds of vinyl records of many sizes such as the original soundtrack for war of the worlds and quite a few beatles ist release vinyls.


    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.
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    My Dad still has a lot of vinyl from the 1960s, though he sold some of the singles along the way, which he has regretted as some are now quite rare.
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    I have a feeling that the records from the 1960s that my parents had probably ended up in local charity shops when I moved from the family home a few years ago.
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