Road Safety in the 1950s

Road Safety in the 1950s

1950s
As the roads filled with more cars during the Fifties (by the end of the decade, half of all families owned a motor car) road safety for children increasingly became a concern....
Florins, Tanners and Shillings the Yearning For Old Time Currency.

Florins, Tanners and Shillings the Yearning For Old Time Currency.

1950s
For bringing back forgotten memories, there isn't anything much better than thinking about what you could buy with 2d or a shilling.
Children's TV Shows

Children's TV Shows

Entertainment
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin Do you remember looking forward to hearing those words on the wireless every weekday at 1.45 pm? Ah, t...
70 years since the Royal Marriage

70 years since the Royal Marriage

Entertainment
Do you remember watching it on a TV? The most celebrated anniversary of last year was the royal marriage in 1947, between Princess Elizabeth and Li...
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The Rise of Mickey Mouse

Entertainment
The Rise of Mickey Wherever and whenever you grew up, you are sure to recognise Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney and his colleagues worked on a series of...
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Do you remember Mr. Potato Head?

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If you grew up in the Fifties, I'm sure you will - possibly with mixed emotions. It was one of those toys that was great fun for a few days afte...
The Future of Board Games from Yesterday

The Future of Board Games from Yesterday

Entertainment
One of the most popular family games during the 1950s was Magic Robot. At a time when television did not yet dominate home life (even by the end of...
1977 The Queen's Silver Jubilee.

1977 The Queen's Silver Jubilee.

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Last year it was forty years since the Queen's Silver Jubilee of 1977. For many, it was the high point of the 1970s, a distraction from the economi...
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What Spring Chickens remember about Germolene

Memory Lane
It seems Germolene as we remember it is no longer available over the counter and it has been this way since 2014. The distinctive pink ointment sce...
What sweets could you buy for a penny?

What sweets could you buy for a penny?

Memory Lane
If you remember "old money' you'll remember penny chews. Can you remember what else you could buy at the sweet shop for a penny? Black Jacks or Fr...
Wearing your badges with pride

Wearing your badges with pride

Memory Lane
Is it just my imagination, but it appears that there are far fewer badges around than there used to be. Like so many things, the wearing of badges ...
What was your must have Annual?

What was your must have Annual?

Entertainment
Annuals, as the name suggests, were usually a gift for the new year, a concept that goes back to a time when mass publishing was just beginning. By...