Stuff from your youth that you dont see nowadays

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  • BillMC
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    Bri-Nylon

    Cream Soda

    Tuf shoes

    Light and bitter

    Donkey jackets and monkey boots

    Cigarettes in packets of 5

    Dunn and Co

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    Sonic the Hedgehog

    I have him on my iPhone 👍 try the App Store.

    Laser Sunfish (dinghy)

    Alligators

    Cottonmouth Moccasin and Copperhead water snakes..

    Oldsmobile Vista Station Waggons

    Wendys Burger Bars

    Oranges the size of footballs

    mooman
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    Kids wearing wellies in the summer … even when its not raining.

    Discarded copies of Razzle up the mountain.

    Police who scare you even if they were not in uniform.

    Houns
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    Wagon wheels as big as your face, curly wurlies as long as your arm

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    And these..

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    Empty streets.

    Used to be able to play football in the street, now there’s cars parked both sides.

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    Interest rates at 15%, tax at 30%, no one had disposable income for cars, holidays, Sky packages and throw away consumer goods, but we did have a better funded NHS.

    A mate and I spotted some genuine, printed in a glossy magazine hedgeporn the other week – strange how old habits die hard even in the internet age.

    edlong
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    Black rubbery sticks with a sort of lightning bolt design on, dangling off the bottom of the rear end of cars.

    Iirc they were supposed to be something to do with dissipating static electricity? No idea why that was a thing people felt they needed to do.

    redmex
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    Playing kerby on the street trying not to upset the neighbours new mk3 Cortina with the vinyl roof

    redmex
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    Car seats that would burn your legs if wearing shorts in the summer

    mudmuncher
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    Top Deck Shandy

    Raleigh Grifters

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    Programmes on the telly about stuff from your youth that you don’t see nowadays.

    VHS Pron

    Texan Bars

    Curried Mince Pies from Bejam

    Rickets

    Flat top haircuts

    Gallini Sweaters

    ross980
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    Reebok pump!

    I’m wearing some right now. My parents wouldn’t dream of spending that much money on trainers in the 90s. It wasn’t worth the wait! 😂

    Flat top haircuts

    I’ve literally just got back from the barbers and there was guy getting a flat top. He was probably mid/late 50s though, so has probably had the same hair cut for the last 30 years, just like my old man has!

    ross980
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    Cars with manual front windows

    Kia ora (drink not a car)

    Shell suits 😱

    Head bags (carried by one strap over the shoulder, obvs)

    Film cameras

    4:3 CRT TVs that weighed as much as a house (with Teletext/Ceefax if you were lucky!)

    Drawers FULL of CDs

    Gini (delicious fizzy sugary lemon drink)

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    @redmex we had 2 new Morris Marinas in the 70s and my dad left the plastic covering on the seats, probably as protection against a sticky child. The added wrap around effect of the plastic added to the burning sensation!

    Cresta (as described by Half Man Half Biscuit https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xi_xvpm4UI&t=2m56s)

    BillMC
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    Edlong, it was thought that the static contributed to car sickness. There’s another one: sick bags in the glove compartment (and tiger tails).

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    beer flavoured gummy sweets in the shape of pint glasses, complete with frothy head.

    Even as kids we’d eat them thinking “I don’t think this is setting me a good example”

    An excellent companion to Candy Cigerettes without the offending red tip and re-labelled as ‘sticks’. What were they made of? – I’m sure we’d find the occasional shard of bone in them.

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    Plastic louvres on the rear windows of capris. And vinyl roofs.

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    4:3 CRT TVs that weighed as much as a house (with Teletext/Ceefax if you were lucky!)

    Still got one. I hate flat tellies and I had 16:9.

    I’ll be heartbroken if it breaks

    Yamaha DT/BWS 50’s, cheap Honda Cubs, Ceefax, announcers on screen between tv programmes, The Young Doctors, Texas Homecare, red-framed pictures of Ferraris, Porsches and Lamborghinis, Biker pubs with proper choppers outside, the way greengrocers used to twirl the paper bags up, 10p mixes, Frido Balls, Italian cafes in elevated walkways (Morellis in Canterbury), B-Boys on lino in town centres, the music you would hear playing in a department store furniture section, public safety adverts, Ritz Cheese Sandwich.

    redmex
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    Fab 208 that used to

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    EU funded projects.

    Mr freeze ice pops … Sweets 4 for 1p….. 1p for 1 stop on the bus….. Going the match for £1.20…. Corner shops would close at 1pm on a sunday….. Tv would start at 9am and only 3 channels

    eddiebaby
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    My first day at school I was given my slate and some chalk. Plain slate one side, lines painted on the other for learning to write.

    Oranges and bananas were still in very short supply.

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    My fringe and ponytail .

    windyg
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    Woolworths

    Sunday afternoon car maintenance. Bonnet up, new points, feeler gauges out.

    People washing their cars.

    On our street I’m the only person who does this. Everybody else must use the local Romanian wash depot.

    hodgynd
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    We must be a dying breed Derek ..I love washing the car then giving it a good shammy..almost as much as I love cleaning inside too ..

    PJay
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    Pound notes.

    Half penny coins (and consequently h’appeny chews)

    Pre-decimal coins (I was born in ’67, so in the decimal era but plenty of pre-decimal coins around).

    Matchbox cars.

    Children playing outside.

    TheDTs
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    Don’t see Berni (of Berni Inn fame) anymore. I used to deliver his Evening post, he tipped well at Christmas, and used to run a gold Roller. Nice chap, liked a good steak.

    Bluetits nicking cream from milk bottles.

    Afghan coats.

    Afghan hounds come to think of it.

    Hopscotch squares chalked on the pavement.

    Cigarette and chocolate vending machines near the shops.

    Baskets for milk bottles with a number of pints pointer.

    Luncheon Vouchers accepted here.

    Dogs shagging on the croft.

    Parents shouting their kids in and the inevitable “five more minutes”

    Candy watches and bracelets.

    Cars without headrests

    Marbles or alleys.

    Hostess trollies.

    Seven pint beer cans.

    Peashooters  and catapults.

    Deaf folk with amps around their neck.

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    Cars without headrests

    Ay?

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    I hate flat tellies

    Why?

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    Cars without headrests

    Ay?

    Common enough in the 80s

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    Oh wait I read that arse way around.

    Okay okay. Forget the headrests one! 😳

    DickBarton
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    The top of the climb…I see stars now instead.

    MSP
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    Black rubbery sticks with a sort of lightning bolt design on, dangling off the bottom of the rear end of cars.

    Iirc they were supposed to be something to do with dissipating static electricity? No idea why that was a thing people felt they needed to do.

    It was probably because people wore clothes made of..

    Bri-Nylon

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