- Stuff from your youth that you dont see nowadays
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.Posted 1 year agoross980Member
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!Posted 1 year agoross980Member
Cars with manual front windows
Kia ora (drink not a car)
Shell suits 😱
Head bags (carried by one strap over the shoulder, obvs)
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)Posted 1 year agonorthernsoulSubscriber
@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)Posted 1 year ago
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.Posted 1 year agoBruise WilliesMember
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.Posted 1 year ago
Bluetits nicking cream from milk bottles.
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.
Seven pint beer cans.
Peashooters and catapults.
Deaf folk with amps around their neck.Posted 1 year agoMSPMember
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..
Posted 1 year ago
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