Stuff from your youth that you dont see nowadays

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  • nobtwidler
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    Caps (the gunpowder paper explosives)

    Games compendium’s

    3 star petrol

    TVs where you put money in the side

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    Thermal underwear: those old fashioned thick white long John’s

    tdog
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    Empty roads to cycle on

    MSP
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    Old people, there used to be loads of them, now there’s just kids everywhere.

    project
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    Kids playing outside, climbing trees and falling out of them,

    Moon Boots,

    kids carrying huge stereos on their shoulders,

    Police walking the beat,

    Barbers selling condoms, and saying “something for the weekend sir”

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    Adverts warning to not go and see someone’s puppies.

    Adverts instructing you on how to cross the street.

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

    😳 Try sitting in a current Mokka X with black leather seats that’s been sat in the sun all day, or any current car with black leather seats, for that matter, with the current weather conditions. I can promise you, from personal experience, it stings!

    jkomo
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    Edit- Findus crispy pancakes.

    mudmuncher
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    Angel delight

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    Cremola Foam.

    wind-bag
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    Cyclists overtaking tractors, these days tractors are on steroids.

    Feu Orange car air fresheners

    Rotary dial phones

    Raleigh Burners

    But white dogshit seems to be staging a comeback

    sofaboy73
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    Afternoon closing in the pub. I miss three hours of drinking in the park until the pub opened again at 6!

    Gangs of dogs roaming the streets

    Electro LPs

    Cassette Stereos carried aloft shoulders.

    Glue Sniffers

    Pony Trainers

    Those fibre glass 3 wheeled cars with handlebars.

    Scrumping

    redmex
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    Overdrive button on your gear knob, wolfrace or rostyle wheels, crossply tyres

    Mr Woppit
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    Hobnailed football boots.

    Children making their own way to school and back.

    Orange Jubblys.

    Cap guns.

    ‘Pop-out’ car turning indicator arms.

    Side-of-the-road ‘brew-ups’.

    Kitchen larders.

    Beef dripping sandwiches.

    Corporal punishment in schools.

    Smog.

    ‘Bob a Job’ week.

    Two UK radio stations (the Light Programme and the Home Service. Radio Two and Radio 4 to you).

    Twenty shillings to the Pound.

    markrh
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    Free milk at school

    Checking the oil & water in the car

    Kids tv programs full of double entendres

    Police horses on Cannock chase.. I miss them

    Young people on single track forums…

    windyg
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    Barry Chuckle

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    My feet.

    Kodak Instamatic cameras.

    Kids knocking on doors selling raffle tickets.

    Take away sherry.

    Blow up rubber dinghys on roof racks.

    Vinyl roofs.

    Children who dressed like adults, rather than adults who dress like kids.

    Crossed phone lines.

    MTB-Idle
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    – Thin people

    – People without tattoos

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    Afghan coats.

    Afghan hounds come to think of it.

    I wonder if there is a connection 🤔

    geologist
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    White dog poo

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    Afternoon closing in the pub. I miss three hours of drinking in the park until the pub opened again at 6!

    That’s a good one – what goes with it is 11:00 closing, stupid amounts of consumption between 10:45 and 11:15, lock-ins, and joy at the local having an extension on a bank holiday (usually leading to ridiculous amounts of consumption between 12:15 and 12:45 instead).* Which reminds me of another thing – the stench of smoke on clothes the next day.

    * there was always a pub that allowed under age drinking

    boggie62
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    Turquoise and white Police Panda Cars.

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    Barry Chuckle

    Too soon

    Tudor crisps.

    Half p’s.

    People not smoking weed.

    Working men’s clubs that showed films Saturday nights.

    Street bullies after your pocket money.

    Outside toilets.

    General smell of fresh poo just about everywhere (I grew up in Wolverhampton in the 60’s – see above).

    Bike shops.

    Curious train trips to the coast that were always oversubscribed and got back after midnight.

    Being able to buy alcohol in pubs at 13.

    Police that gave you a friendly smack for being a twunt.

    Buying lighter fuel in funny rubber pods and setting fire to your hands.

    Lasers in Blackpool.

    One bike for everything.

    Football violence.

    Shops for all purchases.

    Massive 24″ flares worn over high heels – I was 12 and a fashion victim. And yes, high heels for the lads – thanks to Slade!

    50p being enough for a grand night out.

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    Gold top

    A choke in your car

    The Green Cross Code

    Games of conkers

    Those hard balls on strings you knocked together

    postierich
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    Liverpool winning the League 🙂

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    Short mudguards on ‘racers’

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    New romantics

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    Joe Cocker. Sure he’s alright though.

    Look at that Raleigh!! way ahead of its time…. 1x on a road bike

    beiciwr64
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    Bullworker and chest expanders

    Wrist radio and Atlantic 252

    Dial a disk

    tnrbilly
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    Star Wars without CGI

    Telephones in the hall

    Kids sitting in the car in pub car parks whilst Mum & Dad had a drink

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    Quattro fizzy drink
    Ring pulls, erverywhere
    Raleigh, Quasar, Pulsar, Team Sprint, Winner

    fasthaggis
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    Spud guns

    Home made catapults using a V or Y branch (must be hung around the neck when in transit)

    Roller skate with a plank of wood bolted to it.

    Alsatians

    Kids playing kerbie

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    Glue Sniffers

    Still around.

    Replaced by helium or those silver cartridges..

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    <span style=”font-size: 0.8rem;”>What you don’t see, is most of the people on this thread getting outside. Because there’s tons of stuff on here you see all the time! </span>

    Kids playing kerbie – Played it a lot a year or so ago with my kid. Problem is people don’t pass our heritage games on to their children 🙁

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