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Re: childhood memories

Post by leic white 63 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:54 am

cops n robbers
cowboy n indians
sticking bangers in dog s**t
choral singing couldnt sing mind but me and me mates made a fortune out of it.
listening to the old radio 2 football specials no ceefax in those days. if you played in midweek you had wait till the 10 oclock sports desk on radio 2.
shoot footy mag
beano , loved desperate dan and gnasher right pair of bastards :)
striker the football game . the one you bashed the heads down
plastic soldiers
airfix.
conkers.
great times we had bitd.

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Re: childhood memories

Post by rich_leeds64 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:21 am

Laurel and Hardy, Harold Lloyd, little rascals and Robinson Crusoe in the school holidays.
Glass milk bottles
2,3 and 4 star petrol
Bettaware man calling with his huge suitcase full of stuff
Pools man calling, Littlewoods, Vernons and Zetters

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Re: childhood memories

Post by Dalton » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:28 am

Dave Allen on TV with a smoke and a glass of Jamesons!
My my my, such a lot of guns around town and so few brains

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Re: childhood memories

Post by whiteswan » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:36 am

Dalton wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:28 am
Dave Allen on TV with a smoke and a glass of Jamesons!
My Dad loved watching him on telly, I couldn't stand him. As a kid he was so boring to me and I guess that's now why I don't like comedians or comedies at all

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Post by Norm » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:40 am

Beano AND Dandy - I wuz rich.
Also, prior to 15/2/71, pounds, shillings & pence - 240 pennies in the pound.
Thank goodness inflation after 15/2 was limited to amounts under a pound.
IIRC a Mars Bar was 6 old pence but it damned near quickly got to 6 new pence after the changeover.

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Re: childhood memories

Post by Norm » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:45 am

whiteswan wrote:

My Dad loved watching him on telly, I couldn't stand him. As a kid he was so boring to me and I guess that's now why I don't like comedians or comedies at all
I used to like Dave Allen but he wasn't always hilarious on TV. We saw him on stage once at Leicester Square in the 80s and he was really good there.

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Post by Norm » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:54 am

We never had a TV until 1963 when I left school.
I used to listen to the radio a lot - 3 half-hour comedy shows and the Top 20 pops on a Sunday afternoon and some 20-part Space serial on a Sunday evening.
Given all that I used to prefer the radio to the TV - still do for that kind of programme because you don't have to watch it - just fill in the blanks from your imagination.

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Re: childhood memories

Post by Muppet the Cat » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:37 pm

Saturday evening treat for pudding...………..an Arctic Roll (at the time the height of culinary decadence)
Cresta - it's frothy man
Birds Eye Super Mousse (in the annoying shape plastic pots that made it really difficult to get the last bits out - so you resorted to your finger)
Green Shield stamps and later Co-op stamps and the horrible taste when my Dad made me stick them all in
Collecting Esso football club stickers (could never get the Derby County one but had about 20 Blackburn Rovers) and the World Cup and FA Cup coins
Top of the Pops on a Thursday evening (esp. early 70's Glam Rock era)
Blue Peter or Magpie
Only 3 TV channels (which was never an issue when you knew no different)
Only football on TV being MotD (Jimmy Chin) and the odd treat of a European match on a WEdnesday on Sportsnight, with Harry Carpenter
Being out all the time - with friends/on bikes/ playing footie/climbing trees/messing on building sites/making dens etc etc..
First holiday abroad (Tunisia in 1973 - my Dad always reminds me it cost £39 :shock: :shock: for a week at the hotel Sinbad in Hammamet for the 4 of use - me, Mum, Dad and sister)
Power cuts and having to use candles/ night lights
That music was better when I was a kid than now
Ford Cortinas (my Dad had a Mk I up to a Mk 4 or 5), but my favourite was an orange Mk 3 - classic 70's
That our first telephone number only had 3 numerals - York 217
That the flares on your jeans had to cover you trainers
Wranglers/Levis/Lee/Brutus (do they still make Brutus jeans ??)
Leeds being good (in the main)
73/73 - Div 1 Champs and Manure relegated :lol:
Not wanting to move house when I was 10 (York to Lincoln)

That's probably enough, when you think back, you could go on and on...…... (although there probably is an element of rose tinted spectacles there - I can't see my kids looking back fondly on having no power and only 3 tv channels)

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Re: childhood memories

Post by leic white 63 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:24 pm

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:37 pm
Saturday evening treat for pudding...………..an Arctic Roll (at the time the height of culinary decadence)
Cresta - it's frothy man
Birds Eye Super Mousse (in the annoying shape plastic pots that made it really difficult to get the last bits out - so you resorted to your finger)
Green Shield stamps and later Co-op stamps and the horrible taste when my Dad made me stick them all in
Collecting Esso football club stickers (could never get the Derby County one but had about 20 Blackburn Rovers) and the World Cup and FA Cup coins
Top of the Pops on a Thursday evening (esp. early 70's Glam Rock era)
Blue Peter or Magpie
Only 3 TV channels (which was never an issue when you knew no different)
Only football on TV being MotD (Jimmy Chin) and the odd treat of a European match on a WEdnesday on Sportsnight, with Harry Carpenter
Being out all the time - with friends/on bikes/ playing footie/climbing trees/messing on building sites/making dens etc etc..
First holiday abroad (Tunisia in 1973 - my Dad always reminds me it cost £39 :shock: :shock: for a week at the hotel Sinbad in Hammamet for the 4 of use - me, Mum, Dad and sister)
Power cuts and having to use candles/ night lights
That music was better when I was a kid than now
Ford Cortinas (my Dad had a Mk I up to a Mk 4 or 5), but my favourite was an orange Mk 3 - classic 70's
That our first telephone number only had 3 numerals - York 217
That the flares on your jeans had to cover you trainers
Wranglers/Levis/Lee/Brutus (do they still make Brutus jeans ??)
Leeds being good (in the main)
73/73 - Div 1 Champs and Manure relegated :lol:
Not wanting to move house when I was 10 (York to Lincoln)

That's probably enough, when you think back, you could go on and on...…... (although there probably is an element of rose tinted spectacles there - I can't see my kids looking back fondly on having no power and only 3 tv channels)
good post fella. instant whip / angel delight for me for desert !

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Re: childhood memories

Post by BobHirst » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:04 am

On the radio
Hancocks Half Hour
Beyond our Ken
Round the Horne
Goons
Navy Lark
Billy Cotton
Family Favourites
Children's Favourites
Morecambe and Wise
Jimmy Clitheroe
All the quiz shows

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Re: childhood memories

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Re: childhood memories

Post by hector » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:16 am

:tup: “And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.” :wink:

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Re: childhood memories

Post by leic white 63 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:20 pm

hector wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:16 am
cheers.
how do you embed the vids ????
im a dinosaur when it come to technology .

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Re: childhood memories

Post by hector » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:26 pm

'64 is the resident instructor in these matters, I am sure he will bump up his posts on the matter.....

coz he is a nice chappie like that...
:tup: “And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.” :wink:

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Re: childhood memories

Post by lufc1304 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:36 pm

Norm wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:40 am
Beano AND Dandy - I wuz rich.
Also, prior to 15/2/71, pounds, shillings & pence - 240 pennies in the pound.
Thank goodness inflation after 15/2 was limited to amounts under a pound.
IIRC a Mars Bar was 6 old pence but it damned near quickly got to 6 new pence after the changeover.
You're not far off, Norm, I remember a Mars bar costing 5p, a bag of crisps 2p and 20 Silk Cut (my mum smoked them and the newsagent happily handed them over to my 5 yr old self!) 54p. This would have been around '74
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Re: childhood memories

Post by leic white 63 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:47 pm

hector wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:26 pm
'64 is the resident instructor in these matters, I am sure he will bump up his posts on the matter.....

coz he is a nice chappie like that...
ok mate.
broadsward calling danny boy !

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Re: childhood memories

Post by hector » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:48 pm

the first Ciggies I bought for myself was 20 embassy red, and they were 261/2 pence I smoked 8 in a row and threw my ring up, this was round about 1972
:tup: “And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.” :wink:

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Re: childhood memories

Post by leic white 63 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:55 pm

number 10 and number 6 . remember the parkies used to cough me f**king guts up on them.

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Post by hector » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:23 pm

:tup: “And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.” :wink:

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