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  • erm …………… what a question to ask, as a “left footer” don’t I have enough childhood angst and guilt already !

    The autumn/winter editions were always the best for a good selection of almost see-through lingerie for dads to buy mums.

    Apparently.

    cynic-al
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    Much “slate-eyed pistoning” I am guessing.

    argos catalogue = christmas and birthday present ideas 😀

    cynic-al
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    early 80s Madison Catalogue = First Ridgebacks!

    soma_rich
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    I remember poring over the Caratti(Is that how it was spelt?) GT importers catalogue there was so much I NEEDED in there!

    nbt
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEmJ-VWPDM4[/video]

    Kevevs
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    apart from the slim, good lookin women in skimpy knickers and bras. Oooh!
    Trainers, sports labels that I thought were important when I was a kid. stuff that kids think is important.

    PJM1974
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    I feel a vague sense of guilt and shame looking back…

    *kicks feet*

    Edit – nice find NBT!

    uplink
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    I had so many pairs of shoes from the catalogue that I ended up with club feet

    🙂

    Almost on topic, although possibly an urban myth;
    The Kays building in Worcester was left standing long after it became redundant because there’s a load of radio transmitters on the roof, including one used by the police, and the penalty for terminating the contracts would have been greater than the profit from knocking it down and developing the site.

    You could buy shotguns and air rifles from Gratton. How times have changed eh?

    yunki
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    bitter disappointment and furious winking

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    I had one of the first Ridegbacks – 601 or something like that….

    used to love looking at the groupsets in the Madison catalogue…

    geetee1972
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    Catalogue Shopping

    Apparently the University of Worcester are putting the whole archive of Kays Catalogues online to see what memories they evoke.

    There’s no end of sniggering to be had. So what memories do they evoke for you eh? 😳

    I remember one poor unfortunate at school who, rumour had it, had been caught ‘inflagrate’ with selected pages of Gratton’s finest adhered to cardboard and then covered in clear, easy clean plastic, just like our school books used to be covered, except that was for a different reason altogether.

    deadlydarcy
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    Either the models were shaving or airbrushing was happening even back then.

    Bizarrely I have this memory…

    She was a PR/Marketing woman (famous for smoking cigars in the boardroom) who did all the marketing for a catalogue based in Bradford. A seriously scary woman and even had a television programme dedicated to her. I once tried to get a job at her company as it was one of the best places around at the time.

    TuckerUK
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    Apparently the University of Worcester are putting the whole archive of Kays Catalogues online to see what memories they evoke.

    Bet they’ll be edited though!

    They used to show (whispers) children in underwear (waits for ‘ooooh’ from audience). And in my year at school was one such model!

    Rumour has it they might even remove the lower half of table shots (you know, so no one can see the legs). 😉

    stevewhyte
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    Littlewoods and Palm and her 5 friends, good times, yes good times, ahhhhhhhhhh.

    GJP
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    Being able to have a new pair of Levi 501 jeans for £1.22 a week for 20 weeks. Nothing short of legalised loan sharks!

    nicko74
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    Why is Michael Caine wearing a wig in that picture?

    ernie_lynch
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    He was auditioning for mrs doubtfire

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    derek_starship – Member

    You could buy shotguns and air rifles from Gratton. How times have changed eh?

    Yup got my air rifle from Janet Fraser on easy terms £1.57 for a gazillon weeks

    TheBrick
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