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martynsue Report 9 Apr 2013 18:27

what do you remember ,

liberty bodice,what about them rubber button's.

a scarf crossed over the chest and pinned at the back,

a favourite piece of slate to play hopscotch on the paving slab's,

making your own go cart,well with my brother's.

please add your's,


EDIT-what ever happened to those triangled shaped bag's that you could get 2oz of sweet's in at the old sweet shop.


AnnCardiff Report 9 Apr 2013 18:42

and there was me wondering what Martyn was doing wearing a liberty bodice :-D

I remember them well, fleecy lined, tapes running down them and rubber buttons

navy knickers with a pocket for your hankie

my younger sister had leather gaiters which buttoned up the sides


martynsue Report 9 Apr 2013 18:46

ladies did any of you have a tressie doll ,i did in the early 1960s i thought it was wonderful,it had a circle on the top of her head and her hair came out for a long ponytail,

the children today would not even look at something so basic,no sound's or flashing light's but i loved her.



terryj Report 9 Apr 2013 18:52

andy pandy
the wooden tops
bill and ben

kids being allowed to be kids


martynsue Report 9 Apr 2013 18:54

yes and tv finished at 10pm then.


**Ann** Report 9 Apr 2013 18:55

My favourite.....Torchy the Battery Boy....looking on tube it now looks more like the Rocky Horror Show! :-0


KittytheLearnerCook Report 9 Apr 2013 18:59

Coats on the beds and ice on the inside of the windows
Measles swiftly followed by mumps

Ahhhhh.the bad old good old days :-D

I remember my tricycle, huge wheels and a shiny bell.
My doll that said Mumma when you tipped her on her back.

Listen with Mother


martynsue Report 9 Apr 2013 19:04

all of the children playing in the street,mind you there was not as much traffic,


Barbinsglos Report 9 Apr 2013 19:05

Yuk, rubber buttons I can see mine now.

No telly only Reddifusion radio.

Marbles along the kerb. Hopscotch for hours. Playing 2 balls on a wall.

Black pitch as chewing gum. Roller skates.

Getting dressed in front of the oven door on a cold morning

The good old days????? yeh course they were :-D


maggiewinchester Report 9 Apr 2013 20:36

Scraping the ice off the inside of the window

Getting undressed/dressed in bed

Outside loo

Having a cardboard 'lining' in my shoes, as I'd worn out the bottom before they were too small for me



Barbinsglos Report 9 Apr 2013 20:38

Yeh Maggie all of those LOL

omg cardboard im my shoes :-D :-D


Suzanne Report 9 Apr 2013 21:10

omg sue

i Tressie doll in 1968 mum and dad saved to buy it for me for my 5th birthday,(they were very expensive) several yrs later my brother in a fit of temper cut all her hair off, i was devastated .

also had chatty cathy...she walked and talked :-D


GinN Report 9 Apr 2013 21:18

Those dreaded liberty bodices! Mine were quite tight, as I was a bit chubby!

Walking to school over a railway bridge with steam trains passing underneath - they terrified me.

We had tins of beads which we used to swap and barter, "crystal" ones being the most prized. Relatives were always being asked for broken necklaces.

Being wheeled around the neighbourhood in an old pram by my pals - I was the smallest one..

Ah! Memories too many to mention.



AnnCardiff Report 9 Apr 2013 22:40

just noticed Smurthwaite - I was in school with a girl called Jean Smurthwaite - she wasn't from Cardiff - lovely girl she was

Pauline $(*-*)$

Pauline $(*-*)$ Report 9 Apr 2013 23:52

Two-baller against the wall.

Hand stands against the wall with dress tucked in knicker legs.


maggiewinchester Report 10 Apr 2013 00:20

Joan - the 'stilt tins' were amazing!!!
At the time dad was manager of the fish factory in Mevagissey - and I had HUGE tins :-D

Pauline - you tucked your skirt into your knickers.....
that's where I went wrong :-(

Pauline $(*-*)$

Pauline $(*-*)$ Report 10 Apr 2013 00:38

Maggie, if you didn't tuck your skirt into your knicker legs it fell over your face and you couldn't see anything........... it all went dark!


GinN Report 11 Apr 2013 10:10

Combing the local pit heaps for plant fossils.

Making miniature gardens

Joan, I used to collect scraps and made scrap books, too. Also, used to buy transfers, and put them on our hands, a sort of early temporary tattoo!


Julia Report 11 Apr 2013 10:29

Amokavid, I remember the Scraps also, and swapping them, for others deemed to be better to own.
The triangular sweet bag was called a 'poke', where I lived, and an ice cream cone a 'wee pokey hat'.
I remember too, before the advent of television, everyone read books. I was a member of the town library when I started school at 4 1/2 yrs.
After dark at night, because everyone was at work during the day, often a knock would come at the door. When answering it, the visitor would ask 'Any Books', and you would swop what you had read. This applied to the adults.
I remember too, the 6/7 layers of clothes worn in winter, and that was indoors and included the dreaded Liberty Bodice.
No central heating then.........

Julia in Derbyshire


AnnCardiff Report 11 Apr 2013 11:25

using dolly shaped wooden pegs and dressing them up to make dolls

using cardboard milk bottle tops - the ones with the holes in the middle, threading wool through them to make bobbles

plasticine - all different colours, but in th end they all got mixed up and turned grey

my whip and top - nipping in the classroom lunchtime to use the blackboard chalks to make lovely patterns on the tops so they looked lovely when they spun across the playground