Did You Have A Favourite Doll Growing Up?

Did You Have A Favourite Doll Growing Up?

1950s

Did you have a favourite dolly when you were growing up, or did you dream of one day owning a certain type of doll?

Take a trip down memory lane and see how many of these delightful dollies you loved to love.

Top 10 Memories - Growing Up In The 1940s

Top 10 Memories - Growing Up In The 1940s

1940s
Michael Wolff, born in the mid-'30s, looks back on his top 10 memories from the 40s. 1940 Spitfire. For me, aged 7, the musical whine of the Super...
The Way We Were - A 1960s Childhood

The Way We Were - A 1960s Childhood

1960s

Charlie Fleischer once said,

If you remember the '60s, you really weren't there!

but here's a random list of items that might jog your memory of growing up in Britain in the 1960s which ones do you remember like they were yesterday.

Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future!

Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future!

1950s

In the post-war space-age era, a hero emerged, Dan Dare. What made him so popular was the success of a new colourful comic, the Eagle.

 

Top 10 High Street Shops of Yesteryear

Top 10 High Street Shops of Yesteryear

Childhood Memories

Our high streets and high street shops have changed significantly over the decades.

Like most things, over time high streets evolve and reflect the times.

School Nurses - From Cod Liver Oil to Nits!

School Nurses - From Cod Liver Oil to Nits!

Childhood Memories
Remember your school nurse or did you always have to call her matron?
Household Chores - Were They Women's Work, Men's Work or Children's?

Household Chores - Were They Women's Work, Men's Work or Children's?

1940s
Recent Department for Education statistics show that women today spend much less time on household chores than women in the 1950s and '60s an average of 18 hours per week compared to 44 hours per week but what about men and children?
Playground Memories: The Witch's Hat and the Swing Boats

Playground Memories: The Witch's Hat and the Swing Boats

1950s

What was your favourite playground equipment? Did it always involve danger!

Was it the witch's hat, the swing boats, plank or cheese cutter? Why do they all sound like medieval torture devices and were they really that dangerous? 

Terry Nappies - How Did You Wash Yours?

Terry Nappies - How Did You Wash Yours?

1940s

New mums today have the choice of whether to use cloth or disposable nappies, but it was a different story back in the day.

Disposable nappies were invented in the '40s, but it would be well into the '60s before they really began to catch on, so if you remember the days of terry-towelling nappies, how did you wash yours?

Have Your Say - Should Children Swap Their Tech Devices For More Traditional Play?

Have Your Say - Should Children Swap Their Tech Devices For More Traditional Play?

1950s
Is it right to say that all children prefer their 'tech' devices to the more traditional outside play?
Jacko Monkey - Were You Lucky Enough To Own One?

Jacko Monkey - Were You Lucky Enough To Own One?

1950s
Jacko Monkey, originally native to Woolworths, was a popular choice of toy in the '60s and '70s
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.