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    Quote Originally Posted by victorbrunswick View Post
    Going to the airport to watch the planes take off and land. Many airports used to have an observation deck for planespotting. Nowadays you hardly even see any planes unless you're actually taking a flight. At the airport near me there used to be a great view of the tarmac and runway from the top level of the car park but after 9/11 they erected an eight foot wall up there blocking the view
    Back in the 80ís my nearest airport had an outdoor observation deck on the roof. Alternatively you could park up on the road at the end of the runway. There was only a flimsy waist-high barbed wire fence separating the road from the runway.
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    Terminal 1 at Manchester airport used to have an observation deck, I'm not sure if it's still there.

    There's also a viewing park which I think it still open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twocky61 View Post
    And those vending machines that dispense 'Kinder Egg' style plastic eggs containing kiddies watches

    I wonder if the watches actually worked, or were they just toys
    I remember wanting the camera!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stu View Post
    I was thinking today of things that dont happen anymore.
    1. Bob a Job:
    2. Knowing all your mates phone numbers off the top of your head
    3. Asking for a quarter of sherbert lemons, from a shop that only sold sweets
    4. Playing the national anthem, in cinemas before a film and last thing at night on the telly
    5. Summer specials of your favourite comics
    6. Listerning to B sides,
    7. Recording the chart on a portable cassette player
    8. Waiting for your favourite single to work its way up the chart
    9. Waiting to see what big film would be on telly at christmas
    10. All shops closing for a week over christmas
    11. Deposits on big bottles of fizzy drink
    Excellent !!

    I used to love bob a job ( week) ?

    I recall doing some gardening and breaking the guys old wooden wheelbarrow !!!

    He wasn't best pleased




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    Hearing your neighbours through the wall laughing at the same TV show you are watching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickyvee View Post
    Hearing your neighbours through the wall laughing at the same TV show you are watching.
    Wafer thin walls that old houses have. We had the misfortune of living next door to a family with kids and on summer Saturday afternoons, the noise can be so loud.

    It reminded me of when I visited a second hand TV warehouse many years ago which sold those old second-hand teak and mahogany TV sets, and most of them had a black remote control which worked almost all TV sets at the time, and I believe that it had two buttons - one for volume and another for changing the channel - anything else you needed to get up to the set itself for the relevant buttons. This wasn't the "One For All" thing from the 1990s where you had to type in a four digit code and wait for the red light to blink, but one that operated all TV sets - rumour had it that it could be powerful enough to change the volume on next door's TV set. In the warehouse they tried one out and several TV sets' volumes went up at the same time!
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    Years that start with the two digits of 19...
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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    People cannot go a day without there mobile phone.

    Well i can as ive never had one.

    Going to a concert or sporting event where no noise is essential but you will hear a mobile phone ring.
    I was landline until 2013 when I finally got my first mobile phone. Fun Fact: The very first mobile phone call in the UK was made by Ernie Wise in 1985.

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    People listening to the same radio station or program happened a lot in the '70s, now it must be pretty rare.
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