DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby Sean.Byrne » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:27 am

The helicopter parents would love this

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And this one involved high heat and molten lead

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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby Sean.Byrne » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:37 am

I have a memory of the London lamplighter. Believe it or not there are still 1400 street gas lamps in London and 5 lamplighters to look after them


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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby Sean.Byrne » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:47 am

There was life before teabags

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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby Sean.Byrne » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:56 am

I even played indoors with this. Amazing my siblings all have two good eyes.

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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby Sean.Byrne » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:00 am

I had one of these toys. I sometimes think my parents did not know me. I suspect that they are no longer sold LOL


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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby Sean.Byrne » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:53 pm

At the time, the latest toaster. My Gran had one

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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby Sean.Byrne » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:59 pm

Radiogram. This was part of my entertainment before we had our first TV. I became an Al Jolsen fan listening to LP records on this. I remember staying up very late sitting on the floor by the speaker to listen to the broadcast of the Englishman Don Cockell fighting Rocky Marciano for the heavyweight title in 1955. (below)
Cockell was born in Balham

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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby Sean.Byrne » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:23 am

I remember some old cars with hand cranks like these. If it took a while to fire up you could end up pretty tired. If it back fired I was told you could end up with a broken wrist or arm

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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby Sean.Byrne » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:37 am

I remember the ration book. Fourteen years of food rationing in Britain ended at midnight on 4 July 1954, when restrictions on the sale and purchase of meat and bacon were lifted. This happened nine years after the end of the war.
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Re: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE?

Postby Sean.Byrne » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:41 am

As a kid I saw a lot of motorbikes with big Watsonian sidecars that could fit the family. For the most part it was post WW2 economics I guess. I am guessing that they are a rare if ever sight now.

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