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GHeather Report 28 Apr 2013 17:26

If you could go back in time... what three items would you take back to show your relatives ? If you went back say, 200 years, and showed them a modern car, or laptop/mobile phone, they would think you came from outer space...


LaGooner Report 28 Apr 2013 17:27

Go back to 60's and show my Dad remote controls, Sky box and DVD's he would have been in seventh heaven bless him


GHeather Report 28 Apr 2013 17:29

Nice one LaGooner. :-D


eRRolSheep Report 28 Apr 2013 17:31

A dilapidated mill, the UN Charter, a nuclear missile


ChrisofWessex Report 28 Apr 2013 17:52

As a Master Mariner my Dad would never believe the size of the cruise/cargo ships. Mobile phones and space travel.


GHeather Report 28 Apr 2013 18:32

Just had an idea: one of the items could be your family tree findings, photos etc... that would amaze them! :-D ;-) <3


GHeather Report 28 Apr 2013 18:35

ErrolSheep, I like it! lol ;-) :-D


ZZzzz Report 28 Apr 2013 18:39

GHeather, my Mother would be surprised at what I have found out and my Grandmother would be shocked because found things she never told anyone (some things she thought she got away with) lol.


martynsue Report 28 Apr 2013 18:43

what about cooker's ,running water tap's and more important antibiotic's,


GlasgowLass Report 28 Apr 2013 18:47

What if you went back 200yrs and showed them what their home towns look like now?


eRRolSheep Report 28 Apr 2013 19:14

and property prices!


lilybids Report 28 Apr 2013 19:21

Indoor loo with a chain


AnnCardiff Report 28 Apr 2013 20:07

a shower, a Kindle, an electric kettle, a fridge, ice cream, nail varnish, a radio, slced bread, a lawn mower, a swimming costume


Mersey Report 28 Apr 2013 20:14

Top of my list would be me GHD's :-D


eRRolSheep Report 28 Apr 2013 20:21

I would have to include an abacus - I think we were asked for THREE things lolol


Mersey Report 28 Apr 2013 20:33

*Tuts* Errol I like to take me time with these things :-P ;-)


GeordiePride Report 28 Apr 2013 20:46

Ball point pen, laptop and a curry meal.



eRRolSheep Report 28 Apr 2013 20:50

take time with your GHDs?
(Blimey, a bloke that actually knows what they are!)


Mersey Report 28 Apr 2013 20:55

To think I meant :-P

Do you have a pair Errol :-D


GinaS Report 28 Apr 2013 20:59

Photo of a Polling Station,

Details of the Social Welfare System & NHS

Jumbo Jet