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Re: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

Post by Stanley » 14 Jan 2019, 07:45

"Oh so the crimes were true then." I doubt if we can say that was always true Cathy but many were based on fact and some were direct quotation from court records. Like the gutter press today, they were looking for the shock horror content and I doubt if they allowed facts to get in the way of a 'good story'.
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Post by Cathy » 15 Jan 2019, 08:56

Stanley, take Margaret thru Childhood Memories, I'm sure she would have lots to add. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 16 Jan 2019, 04:30

I'll tweak her.....
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Post by Stanley » 17 Jan 2019, 04:59

I nagged her last night.......
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Post by Cathy » 17 Jan 2019, 05:10

Get the whip out Stanley :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 17 Jan 2019, 06:29

:good:
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Post by Stanley » 20 Jan 2019, 06:09

I have spoken to her severely and tweaked her again this morning on Whatsapp.
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Post by Cathy » 20 Jan 2019, 08:18

Fingers crossed :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 20 Jan 2019, 14:08

Done it again!
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Post by Mags » 22 Jan 2019, 17:09

OK you lot less of the nagging, I am on holiday..........I’m sat at the hospital with dad, I have just beaten him up for nagging me.

My childhood memories seem to relate to trucks, pigs, cows and pets. I remember sitting on top of the feed bin whilst my grandad fed the pigs, I can’t have been older than 2 or 3. I do remember mum used to send me to Mrs Browns shop on the end of Crow Foot Row to collect her weekly order of fresh bread mmmmmmmm the only trouble was the loaves arrived home with the corners nibbled off.........Mrs Brown must have had some big mice.......

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Post by Stanley » 23 Jan 2019, 02:28

:good:
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Post by Wendyf » 07 May 2019, 06:16

Here you go Cathy, topic bumped for you!
Just type Childhood Memories in the search box top right on the site header.

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Post by Cathy » 07 May 2019, 09:16

Thanks Wendy, tried that several times.
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Post by Cathy » 07 May 2019, 09:36

Classic Toys that have been making a come-back.
Did you ever buy these toys for your children?
Maybe there's one or two that you played with yourself.
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The Chatter Telephone (1961 Fisher Price)
This toy has been a 'hand-me-down' in many families. Today you can buy the classic Chatter Telephone and an updated version. The company tried to update the toy with a non-rotary dial, but it was met with a firm 'no' from fans and the original style was reinstated.

Rubik's Cube (1970/80's)
Designed 1974 by Hungarian professor of architecture Erno Rubik. Apparently it is the world's best selling toy ever. 350 million have been sold and around 1 in 7 people alive have played with one.

More toys to come...
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Post by Stanley » 08 May 2019, 03:44

I remember in particular a horrible small pink plastic pram the kids played with at Hey Farm.

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Like this but pink. It was indestructible! They all played with it and god knows what happened in the end, most likely passed on as they outgrew it. Then there was a Triang trolley with wooden bricks, again, indestructible and I'll bet that was passed on as well....

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Post by Cathy » 09 May 2019, 06:51

Here's another one, The Slinky (1940's)
This famous toy was discovered by accident in 1943 by naval engineer Richard James when a spring he was working on fell off his desk and 'walked' down a stack of books next to his desk. His wife, Betty, christened it Slinky. After demonstrating it in a shop, 400 sold (their entire stock) in 90 minutes. Richard created a machine that could produce a Slinky in seconds.
300 million have sold worldwide.
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Post by Stanley » 10 May 2019, 03:41

I love Slinkeys and regret the new plastic ones. They make very good letter racks as well......
Margaret says it was Janet who had the pink pram. She says she had a coach-built Silver Cross pram, I can't remember that one.
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Post by Stanley » 12 May 2019, 03:54

Cathy, can you remember the furore over Cabbage Patch Dolls. People fighting each other in toy shops to get one! Aren't fads like that strange.....
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Post by Cathy » 12 May 2019, 12:44

Oh gosh yes, and Care Bears - there have been 8 Care Bears animated feature films. 110 million soft toys have been sold and the range of spin-off products include items such as lunchboxes, bedding sets and pencil cases.
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Post by Stanley » 14 May 2019, 03:52

Can anyone remember the Gonk craze?

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Post by Cathy » 14 May 2019, 05:54

Haha... Isn't it amazing how people can make something totally silly and it becomes popular (and makes lots of money).
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Post by Stanley » 15 May 2019, 02:47

Smurfs were a case in point Cathy.
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Post by Stanley » 16 May 2019, 05:07

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The Golliwog used to be perfectly acceptable but now is anathema. Robertson's jams and marmalade made an enamelled Golliwog badge as an advertising ploy. Again, not acceptable today.
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Post by Cathy » 16 May 2019, 09:20

Oh, love Golly Wogs. I remember seeing some in our Hospital Kiosk/Gift Shop a while back. They would have been made by a little old lady (one of several) who makes things for the Hospital 's Auxiliary. Bless 'em :smile: Must have a look to see if they are still selling them.
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Post by Stanley » 17 May 2019, 03:02

I have never lost my affection for soft toys. They figure largely in the museum and if a child says they like them I often give them away.... Snoopy is a firm favourite!
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