Stuff from your youth that you dont see nowadays

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  • Stuff from your youth that you dont see nowadays
  • project
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    Cassette tapes,

    Betamax and video 2000 tapes,

    reel to reel tape recorders,

    cine cameras,film projectors, slide projectors,

    Krooklocks for cars,car seat bead cushons,

    Tricycles,adults and childrens,

    outside toilets,

    tv rental shops,

    Pottery horse pulling a cart,

    Large glass with a cat climbing up the side,

    anything made by K TELL,

    Fury toilet seat covers,

    Fondue sets,

    Extra single track points if you still actuallyn own one of the above, along with your suggestions of tat that should never have been made.

    Jesus, I still remember a bloke with a horse & cart coming round the houses selling paraffin!

    I have an ironic dolly loo roll cover, it’s not furious but does gave a Derby County badge on it. Approx 30yrs old, still going strong.

    nobtwidler
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    I went to a fondue recently, I work with someone with a krooklock and a couple of years ago on the same weekend saw white dog s**t and hedgeporn!

    cbike
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    I just found Now 11 and Now 20 and a load of other cassettes!!  Now I need a tape deck!

    fongsaiyuk
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    have seen trainers on overhead cables for years

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    Wham bars

    Pacers

    Spin
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    This thread is thick with cliche and thin with real experience.

    andrewh
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    Those rear-facng extra seats in the boots of estate cars

    Telephone boxes with telephones in them

    Antimacasas

    Not really see, but pubs smell very different nowadays

    Sonic the Hedgehog

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    Deposits on glass pop bottles (when Corona meant limeade not nasty lager).

    Candy cigarettes and cigars. I owned a great many of these but only ever briefly. Never quite reached a 40 a day habit.

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    My grandparents?

    scotroutes
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    Cathy Robertson

    I own too many of the things in this list. I feel I should reassess my hoarding….

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    higgo
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    The National Front.

    Thank God we don’t have any of that nonsense these days.

    trademark
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    Bicycle tyres thrown over lampposts.

    gauss1777
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    Milk men

    coal men

    chimney sweeps

    black and white TVs with dials for tuning

    children playing in the streets

    paper bags

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Hmmm! I still see a lot on your lists.

    Fuzzy Felt.

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    When I were a lad runners used to run in the road and we all said”I wonder why they run in the road.”

    We still don’t know.

    Hells Angels.

    A man with a stone wheel on a push bike who would sharpen knives on a Sunday morning.

    Dolly birds. I miss Dolly Birds.

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    White dog poo

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    Parents telling their kids to shut the **** up when they’re annoying everyone else in a ten mile radius.

    People in cars than don’t try and kill you because you’ve stopped them joining the back of the next que by 30 seconds.

    And Alpine pop lorrys.

    I miss Alpine pop lorrys.

    A bottle of cola and a bottle of dandeilion and bird shit was enough to last a family of four for a week back then.

    ads678
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    Reebok pump!

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    Hot dogs

    Jumping frogs

    Albequerqe

    My feet and my wanger

    cheekyboy
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    Bay City Rollers fans.

    cheekyboy
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    Poor council house folk in vauxhall vivas letting their children smoke No6.

    CountZero
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    Cassettes? Srsly? Bands sell the bloody things at gigs! Do keep up at the back, boy!

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    26″ wheels

    Royal Variety Shows

    People keeping cloths pegs in their car to help choke the car in winter and err…chokes

    My father in law still has a crook lock . My local loop sees me pass a pair of trainers hanging on the over head cables

    Jim’ll Fix It

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    Those Round Tuit plates or any other plates inexplicably on display stands in peoples houses.

    Rope swings on trees

    Rotary telephones

    Camcorders

    hodgynd
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    I lived with my grandparents until I was six years old in a pit village in North West Durham ..and while I don’t remember the exact day it came around but ” Pie & Peas ( mushy)  ” van used to come around on a week day lunchtime ..the smell was to die for ( before & after ! ).

    Polystyrene toilet seat warmers for the outside loo..pure luxury !

    Those were the days !

    redmex
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    Tracing paper that could also be used as toilet paper but very slidey

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    Snakebelts!

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    Oxford bags, starry jumpers and patterned shirts with huuuuuge collars.

    oh, and platform wedgies

    mh, a child in the 70’s.

    timba
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    Berni Inns – height of decadence as a lad

    Sun-burnt kids covered in dried camomile lotion – did we have affordable sun cream in the 60s and 70s?

    Nicotine-yellow ceilings in all public buildings

    Cars that rusted away before your very eyes and cars with visible wood that was a) real wood and b) structural

    Window cleaner with a ladder that was wooden and strapped to the top tube of his bike

    Glass pop bottles with a refund notice

    Mr Woppit
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    Parrafin heaters.

    “TV repairman”.

    Round-pin electricity plugs.

    33/45 rpm portable “record players”.

    Mutton stew.

    Frost on the inside of single-glazed windows.

    “Hire purchase”.

    Rag and bone man.

    15 minute pause between the programmes on BBC television.

    One television channel only. In black and white (see above).

    The “Weather man” (always a man) putting magnetic weather symbols on a wall map.

    Mass grovelling deference.

    I could go on…

    But I won’t.

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    Them plastic water games for kids with white buttons that you pressed to skoosh little plastic rings onto a hook inside. You got doublers with skooshers at either end or single skooshers.

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