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martynsue Report 11 Apr 2013 15:50

i do and if mum got a re-bate back we had sweet's as a treat,

also i thought i was the bees knees when i got my first compendium of games for christmas.


Barbinsglos Report 11 Apr 2013 14:46

Anyone remember the leccy man calling, emptying the meter in the hall and putting the coins in piles on the stairs. Sorting out the foreign coins to give back to my mum.
Making snakes from wool and a cotton reel with 4 nails on the top. I used to make pompoms too from cardboard circles with an inner circle cut out.


Julia Report 11 Apr 2013 11:39

AnnCardiff, I remember them, particularly the cardboard bottle top for making pompoms
Only a couple of weeks ago, I had to go out and buy a little gizmo, for making pompoms, which cost me nearly £2. Brink back the carboard bottle top, I say.

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


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


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!

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!


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 9 Apr 2013 23:52

Two-baller against the wall.

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


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


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.



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


Barbinsglos Report 9 Apr 2013 20:38

Yeh Maggie all of those LOL

omg cardboard im my shoes :-D :-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 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


martynsue Report 9 Apr 2013 19:04

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


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


**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


martynsue Report 9 Apr 2013 18:54

yes and tv finished at 10pm then.


terryj Report 9 Apr 2013 18:52

andy pandy
the wooden tops
bill and ben

kids being allowed to be kids