legs looking into a pool summer of 1976

We’re Having a Heatwave! The Summer of 1976

1970s
The summer of 1976 has gone down in British folklore as the heatwave to end all heatwaves. It is impossible to have a conversation about the Britis...
Marilyn Monroe disguised by and optical illusion of black and white diagonal stripes

Springchicken's Optical Illusion Challenge #3

Films
Take a moment and see if you can work out today's Springchicken Optical Illusion Challenge. When you think you know it, check by scrolling down the page for the answer.
Springchicken's Top 10 Comedians of All Time

Springchicken's Top 10 Comedians of All Time

comedy
The Springchicken Facebook community have decided their Top 10 Comedians of all time. Why not take a moment and have a laugh? It could be just what you need to make your world a brighter place.
Springchicken's Vintage Halloween Hit Parade

Springchicken's Vintage Halloween Hit Parade

60s music
Come the witching hour, when you're all alone, there's only one thing that will save you. The Spring Chicken Halloween Playlist!
Spitfire diagram with cutaway detail from the 1940s

Top 10 Memories - Growing Up In The 1940s

1940s
The 1940s were a time of great change and turmoil. But amid all the chaos, there were also some unforgettable memories. Whether it was spending tim...
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?
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?

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.
Sewing memories

Memory Lane: Sewing Class

1950s
Did you love sewing classes at school? What was the hardest: sewing on sleeves or threading a bobbin? Would you have preferred to do metalwork or woodwork?
Double Decker Memories - 'Fares Please'

Double Decker Memories - 'Fares Please'

1950s

Does anyone get a bus ticket anymore?

Is it still possible to climb on board a moving bus?

collection of 1960s and 1970s toys

Do You Remember? Top Toys from the '60s and '70s

1960s
If you were a child in the '60s or the '70s, you'll no doubt have fond memories of the toys you played with, and probably a few more of the toys you saw on TV and desperately wanted to play with.
Keeping Toddlers Busy in the '60s and '70s

Keeping Toddlers Busy in the '60s and '70s

1960s
If you had toddlers at home in the '60s and '70s, can you remember how you kept them busy while you got on with your housework?

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