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    Quote Originally Posted by 80sChav View Post
    We must be twins seperated at birth George - I have this memory too from in Art at School in either 1992 or 93 (or was it Art Club at Lunch possibly I'm thinking now)

    Anyway it was a dreary old day Weather-wise and me and friends found some old Sunday Magazines from the Sunday Papers going back to ...... wait for it 1977

    i remember being flabergasted and I still am to to this day - they had Sunday Mags with the Papers 42 years a-go!!
    If you were born in 1978 just like me and Richard, I would have probably said yes you were!

    Thinking about it, I did Creative Textiles (Art meets Textiles) for GCSE in 1992-1993 for my options, and I used to find old magazines and catalogues in drawers and trays in the classroom where we were invited to do collages and things like that - pasting things on a board, that sort of thing. The irony is that I didn't choose Art itself for GCSE where the subject was similar, but I did Drama instead. The magazines were a few years old, no doubt.

    On a tangent, in 1992 I did a break time job as science monitor (so that I could stay away from the bullies in the playground). Anyway, I saw a science lab trolley in the prep room which was lined with old newspaper at the bottom - it was a broadsheet from an April 1974 issue of our local newspaper. The irony was the Biology teacher who was to retire in July of that year started at the school in 1974, so I am certain that there was no coincidence there!

    The garden shed at the address where I grew up in had a scrunched up newspaper from the Daily Star dated Friday 10th April 1981 inside it - the shed itself was delivered a week later on Friday 17th April 1981 - Good Friday that year. No coincidence there either - I assume that some of things were wrapped in the newspaper and transferred to the shed when it had been erected.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    True - we change very little when we get older. When I had to renew my pass earlier on this month, I used the same passport photograph as I did four years ago when I was 35 or 36. If I was 10 years old rather than 40 as I am now, I would have had to use a more modern picture than when I was 6 because obviously, children change their appearances so much in those years due to growing up quickly.
    Yep, quite right
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    If you were born in 1978 just like me and Richard, I would have probably said yes you were!

    Thinking about it, I did Creative Textiles (Art meets Textiles) for GCSE in 1992-1993 for my options, and I used to find old magazines and catalogues in drawers and trays in the classroom where we were invited to do collages and things like that - pasting things on a board, that sort of thing. The irony is that I didn't choose Art itself for GCSE where the subject was similar, but I did Drama instead. The magazines were a few years old, no doubt.

    On a tangent, in 1992 I did a break time job as science monitor (so that I could stay away from the bullies in the playground). Anyway, I saw a science lab trolley in the prep room which was lined with old newspaper at the bottom - it was a broadsheet from an April 1974 issue of our local newspaper. The irony was the Biology teacher who was to retire in July of that year started at the school in 1974, so I am certain that there was no coincidence there!

    The garden shed at the address where I grew up in had a scrunched up newspaper from the Daily Star dated Friday 10th April 1981 inside it - the shed itself was delivered a week later on Friday 17th April 1981 - Good Friday that year. No coincidence there either - I assume that some of things were wrapped in the newspaper and transferred to the shed when it had been erected.

    How great .... what a find George here mate!


    On refkection thinking back now (as I have said I was quite a late fan interested in the worldof Football) 1985/86 is one of my earliest memories and my Dad saing hull "ccould manage to get into the old First Division", but eventualy they finished about 6th or something, though I can recall Cardiff, Notts Co and Wolves going down to the 3rd about 2 or so years before-hand, but afine memory in about 1992 .... may-be even 1993 helping my Granparents with the Xmas Decerations - was finding n old Newspaper of the Xmas Results from 1989's Festivaties

    Prior to that we had local Saturday/Weekend Sports Special Papers round my way and that year with no affilation at all I knew that West Brom was extremley close toi the Play Offs to go back up to the "Old First", but was never quite sure how it ended - par Chelsea and Man City dominated D2 that Season (until i at least anyhow got a Book that I first kloaned from School's Library - then purchased my own copy a year or two later on), but phew what a find that was (that old Newspaper) , especialy to a Kid who collectted every Scores and Results Service from any Newspaper in that era!!

    80sChav

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    I wasn't that too strong on football, but I did take an interest on Nottingham Forest just after Brian Clough retired in 1993, and Stan Collymore helped us to get promotion after relegation. My oldest video recording was a Central region Match Live against Leicester City on Sunday 6th February 1994 - the score was 4-0 to Forest - Frank Clark was in charge at Forest and Brian Little was in charge at Leicester, and ironically, Collymore was out with an injury. Attendance was 26,616. The Nottingham Evening Post published a special souvenir about Brian Clough's career at Forest, only to find my father had lined the floor with the paper, so I made him get another one from the publishers. That was also when I started to get the Sunday Times each week as it had a good sports supplement.

    Going back to finding old magazines, in around 1987 I found a copy of Woman's Own dated weekending 2nd September 1978 in a cupboard at home - I was born on the Wednesday of that previous week, and I am almost certain that my late mother had read the magazine in hospital around the time I was born - probably on the day itself. There was a Nesquik advertisement inside the magazine which was how I managed to identify it many years later. No coincidence with the date. A Mothercare advertisement was also in the magazine, advertising the Autumn and Winter 1978 catalogue, and yes, I still have a copy of that Mothercare catalogue now.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    The greatest footballer I’ve ever seen in the ‘flesh’ would be Eusebio !!

    Arguably the best player in the world at the time as well !!

    He came and played in a testimonial game at Bolton Wanderers in the 60’s !!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 80sChav View Post
    I know this is an unusual tital for the thread - but on a fair few specialist Forums i go on, we have threads "what would be talking about now in 1986/1997 etc" (in that particular week we are on and often I've started to wonder - what if the Internet was in full swin in the 1980s or even 70s and as DYR 's remit goes right back to the 1960s, and I joined in 2010 when 1999 was only even years before-hand (which makes me feel shockingly terribly old here .... lol) , I wonder how things would be if this scenario could of arisen .... and we was in 1986/87 or whatever year now, given that in theory too only 11 or 12 years at the least seperated the end of the 60s and 1980
    One thing to look out for when looking at dates in the past is when dates fall on the same day of the week - and I often compare old TV listings for this as well. I have often wondered whether I could remember what I was actually doing exactly the same thing on a certain day in the past when it fell on a Monday or whatever. Attending the annual Goose Fair on a Friday evening in the first week of October feels more nostalgic for me, rather than attending on 3rd October or something. Apart from Christmas Day, New Year's Day and so on, days of the week feel more nostalgic than dates do - I suppose it's because we are fixed to traditionally doing certain things on certain days of the week which cannot really be changed - could you imagine Easter ever falling on a Wednesday?

    There can be ironic patterns regarding the same day of the week through a number of years as well: Prince Charles married Diana on Wednesday 29th July 1981 - there was no Royal Wedding on Wednesday 28th July 1982 of course, but there was Glorious Goodwood on both those days, being an annual event at the end of July. However, it we continued that pattern of fates for four more years, by the time that we reach 1986, we get the date of Wednesday 23rd July 1986 - the date which Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson on!

    This pattern of dates fascinated me and I investigated further to see what else happened on these Wednesdays many years later - well, if we get to 2007, we get the day when Tony Blair resigned as Prime Minister, and in 2017, we get to the day of the Grenfell Tower fire! I just went forward one year, and subtracted one so that each year's entry fell on the same day of the week - every 364 days. Looking at TV schedules using this pattern, on the afternoon of Wednesday 25th June 2008, Channel 4 was showing the film The Thief Of Baghdad in the afternoon - fast forward to Wednesday 22nd June 2011 using exactly the same pattern, and Channel 4 was showing The Thief of Baghdad film again in exactly the same slot, with just a five minute difference in times! Even I couldn't believe the coincidences - they were both seen on the Wednesday afternoon during the third week of June. I even wrote a page on my website about all of these observations!

    I have always been fascinated by things that happen at the same time each year, and I have often made comparisons with the equivalent day of that year in years gone by. For example, something that happens on, let's say, Wednesday 30th August - the probability is that when something does happen on that day and it happens on an annual occasion, it would be most likely to be something that would happen on the final Wednesday in August, rather than something deliberately happening on 30th August itself - that is what fascinates me with dates. Bank Holidays are more likely to be on a Monday rather than a selected date. General Elections always occur on Thursdays in Britain - the Queen's Official Birthday is always on a Saturday, and the date is changed each year so that it deliberately falls on the same day of the week each year - the same day of the week looks a lot more fascinating to me than the actual date does.

    And there is also the "in lieu" of something like a fixed date falling on a Saturday or Sunday, being on a Monday instead - one exception is when Armistice Day falls on the 11th November ironically enough, and there is no official event in lieu of that on Monday 12th November, so we don't have two lots of two minute silences when that happens.

    It is so fascinating to look at.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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