70 years since the Royal Marriage

70 years since the Royal Marriage

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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

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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

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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...
Wearing your badges with pride

Wearing your badges with pride

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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?

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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...
Whatever happened to Fruit Jellies?

Whatever happened to Fruit Jellies?

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Back in the 1960s, New Berry Fruits made in Bedford by Meltis were a popular sweet treat, along with others like Clarnico's Real Fruit Jellies and ...
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Whatever happened to Fry's 5 Boys chocolate?

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Many of us will remember one of the early bars of milk chocolate, Fry's 5 Boys, which was launched in 1902 but to begin with was simply called Fry'...
Zam-Buk Whatever happened to it?

Zam-Buk Whatever happened to it?

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Launched back in 1902 as a herbal balm and antiseptic ointment, Zam-Buk flourished and during the First World War was heavily promoted and associat...
World War II 'War Games' -  How We Entertained Ourselves.

World War II 'War Games' - How We Entertained Ourselves.

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During the dark days of the last war, families amused themselves by playing games that were often topical. Many of these related to the RAF, such a...