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    never went rusty – not that it mattered with turd-coloured paintwork

    I remember my grandad buying a ‘Russet Brown’ Allegro with exactly this reasoning, that it wouldn’t show the rust. When buying a brand new car.

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    Looks more like the 1920s/1930s to me

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    I grew up in the 70’s. I remember the queens Jubilee in 1977, my parents made a “Royal carriage” by covering my pedal car in tin foil.
    spent most of the 70’s collecting Star Wars Figures and playing “ChIps” on my Raleigh chopper.
    My dad had some cool cars, a Volve Estate (66)3 Door in Yellow, Mk1 Ford escort, Viva (which caught fire) then an MGBGT. My grandad had a Hillman IMP California

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    I was only born in ’77 but as it was in East Hull, growing up in the early eighties was a very seventies experience. Nobody had anything new, Raleigh Choppers, hand-me-down parkas, NHS specs, even the books in school were at least 20 years old. Weirdly, amongst the regular Viva’s and Mk1 Escorts on our terraced street, there was an old Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.

    I told the other kids at school my dad had a convertible. It was a 2CV.

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    Does anyone remember the SMP Maths books in school?

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    We had the SPMG books. Scottish Maths Primary Group. I quite liked those.

    At our Primary, among the usual primary school teachers, the usual fuddy duddy ones, we had a teacher called Emma Johnson (Miss). She looked a bit like Maggie Philbin and she was awesomely cool.
    She used to ride into school on a motrorbike everyday. I cant remember what kind it was, so if memory serves, it would have been like a Suzuki GS550 or similar.
    I got her for the year in 1981 at primary.

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    I loved SMP Maths. I was just given the book and allowed to get on with it for 2 years.

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    Does anyone remember the SMP Maths books in school?

    Yup, we had those.

    And, Alpha / Beta Mathematics.

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    Can anyone remember the flip boards with pictures that the teachers would attach another piece of paper with words on with paper clips.

    Does anyone remember the SMP Maths books in school?

    We had SMP boxes. I completed them all a year or two(?) early. My ‘house’ that I was team leader of always won the team points competition. I had to compete against the year above in sports to level things up – and the head teacher gave me dogs abuse and told me to buck my ideas up on the last day of primary school because my hippie parents took me out for the odd day. I hated school

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    We had those Alpha-Beta books too.
    I also remember reading the Enid Blyton books The Enchanted Wood and The magic Faraway Tree.
    We also played Top Trumps and collected the Super Hero cards!

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    The big memory I have from the 70’s with cars , apart from the rust/reliability is that in Bristol,St George (opposite the park)
    There really wasn’t many in the street probably 4 or 5
    young DoD stomping ground

    Whereas when I have nostalgically driven up it’s wall to wall car.

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    The magic Faraway Tree.

    We used to all have to sit cross legged on the mat whilst it was read to us.

    Well when some-one wasn’t having their mouth washed out with soap.

    Tbh that must have worked as I only remember seeing it done once.

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    Kojack!

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    Kojack!

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    How about the head checking for nits nurse, you six stand well away in the corner from everyone else or even worse the fluoride nurse once a month watching you rinse your mouth with fluoride/cadmium mix drink in a plastic beaker

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    Starski and Hutch! (Car keys and clutch as we called them)

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    I’m pretty sure the Tories were already trying to bring back the 70’s
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/may/28/boris-johnson-set-to-bring-back-imperial-measurements-to-mark-platinum-jubilee

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    We had SMP boxes. I completed them all a year or two(?) early.

    Oh gods, yes! That’s why a google image search didn’t ring a bell, they were like big index cards. You got one, completed it, put it back and got another. I seem to remember running out also.

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    SMP Maths -I was quite a bright kid and nailed the whole set by the end of Jr2 – literally didn’t have another maths lesson in primary after that. Instead I was was told to go an do ‘project work’ in our ‘natural history’ museum (small room with a few dusty fossils, stuffed animals and old books.) Ahhhh, the pre-national curriculum days… (this was the mid eighties BTW.)

    Instead I was was told to go an do ‘project work’ in our ‘natural history’ museum (small room with a few dusty fossils, stuffed animals and old books.) Ahhhh, the pre-national curriculum days… (this was the mid eighties BTW.)

    Haha, yes – I vaguely remember having to find other stuff to do, can’t remember what though

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    Starski and Hutch! (Car keys and clutch as we called them)

    Wasn’t every pet rabbit in the late 70s called Starsky?

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    Ah the other Steve Austin -The six million dollar man.

    How come he never ripped his arm off ?

    And I’m surprised no one’s mentioned flares in space – Space 1999 , even today those eagles are stunning and er mumble Blake’s 7.

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    And er although I still don’t think much of 70’s cars, No ones mentioned the Lotus Espirit – especially the one in that 70’s classic The spy who loved me.

    I still love the driving scenes and off the jetty, you just weren’t expecting it.

    The Lotus mechanic who was supposed to be out for a few weeks complained the stunt drivers weren’t driving the cars as well as they could be driven and after a quick well show us then , ended up doing all the driving for waay more than the expected 2 weeks as they added more driving scenes.

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    Space 1999 was great was there a character called Myah?? a shapeshifter??. I had one of the eagles (Corgi made?). The original Batman and Star Trek.
    Any cartoon by Hanna Barbera – Hongkong Phooey, Hair Bear Bunch, Scooby Doo and Battle of the Planets!!

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    Space 1999 is being rerun on Horror channel at 7pm and Blake’s 7 is on Forces TV 9.15pm just now

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    The original Batman and Star Trek.

    Very obviously 60s, although on endless repeat in the 70s, as were Laurel and Hardy , Zorro, Flash Gordon.

    Hong Kong Phooey – only 16 episodes were ever made. i think they must have been split into chunks for British TV. I loved HKP!

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    Hongkong Phooey

    Hong Kong phooey, the number one super guy

    I was a fan 😂

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    You lot with your family cars in the 70’s, when mum crashed the Austin 1100 we got a Vespa 90.

    3.1HP and an obese mother driving the thing made for steady performance.

    Haircuts done at home, corduroy trousers, it was shite.

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    Being born in 1974 means that I’ve sparse memories of the 1970s. My mum was anxious for me to get a “head start”, so I was packed off to primary school in Autumn 1978 much to my chagrin. My dad, being the ever helpful soul that he was made sure to instruct my teachers and headmaster to wallop me for the slightest misdemeanour. Not a great morale booster on your first day, it pretty much set the tone for the rest of my junior education. Corporal punishment was very much still a thing in those days.

    My dad quite liked Fatcha at first, too.

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    I remember my dad took me on my first ever trip to London in 1975 & being incredulous that a can of coke cost 35p! They were only 10p at home in the Midlands!

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    Headline today.

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    Anyone remember ‘Man in a Suitcase’?

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    Any cartoon by Hanna Barbera… Battle of the Planets!!

    Objection!

    Battle of the Planets was originally a Japanese anime called Gatchaman. Nothing to do with HB, it was brought to the West by Sandy Frank (it said “Sandy Frank Presents” in the opening crawl) as an attempt to cash-in on Star Wars mania.

    The original is… well, it’s anime. The obvious-even-to-a-child, differently animated, out-of-place interludes with 7-Zark-7 in Centre Neptune were inserted to provide some form of continuity for the bits they had to chop out.

    Like, the #2 character Jason, is erratic. In BotP it’s handwaved by 7-Zark-7, it’s OK kids, he just felt a bit tired so needed an early night and was fine today. In the original he’s suffering from a brain aneurysm which is sending him progressively more demented and ill as the show progresses.

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    The spy who was found dead stuff in a suitcase? Either murder or some S&M/kink thing gone wrong? Wasn’t that only about 10 years ago?

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    cake – don’t know what you’ve been watching but you’re referring to a real life event; man in a suitcase was actually 1968!
    No kink or S&M involved.
    I am not a number – The Prisoner.

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    Man In A Suitcase Bradford Dillman from the 60s not 70s

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    The 70’s. When it was normal to buy candles in packs of 40.

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    Not four?

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