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missF wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 10:27 am
Murphy20 wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 10:22 am Tin Can Alley. My childhood best friend had one, I was most envious.
I had to google that one.
The game I always wanted and never got was Operation :thumbup:
I had Operation, we’d managed to lose half of the pieces though so it wasn’t that much fun. We did the same with Mousetrap too, that really is difficult to play when half the pieces are missing 🤦‍♂️
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tikkathree wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 12:29 pm
kiter65 wrote: Fri Jun 02, 2023 9:44 pm Vesta chow mien......my introduction to exotic food :lol:
Hmm, might have a sixties intrusion there....
Sorry, I didn’t read the small print of the OP, I can remember it as a small boy in the 70’s, didn’t realise it was about stuff invented in the 70’s, my bad
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Space Invaders. It didn’t appear until 1978 but we got one in the college bar.
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kiter65 wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 3:55 pm
Sorry, I didn’t read the small print of the OP, I can remember it as a small boy in the 70’s, didn’t realise it was about stuff invented in the 70’s, my bad
Stuff experienced in the seventies is cool. But really, by the 70s, I just mean ‘my own window of nostalgia’ :lol:
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richtel wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 4:11 pm
This reminds me of watching Benny Hill with my grandfather!
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jkbarnes wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 5:11 pm This reminds me of watching Benny Hill with my grandfather!
You watched Benny Hill with your Grandfather??? Was that your education about life in the UK??
(Mind you, there was a period of time apparently when the only Scottish-produced TV shown in England was Rab C Nesbitt :lol:
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Great topic @missF !

I certainly remember the soda stream (and the little gas cylinders that were used in them), my mum also had the twin tub with tongs! Also in the kitchen the food mixer making some Angel Delight and mixing a glass or two of creamola foam.

Other memories, viewmaster definitely, the black and white tv with only 3 channels, how did we survive?

My parents parties with the German wine in the bottle with the straw weave over the bottom half, cans of Tennents lager with photos of ladies on the side (our ex CEO's wife apparently was one of the models!), cocktail sticks with cheese and pickled onions, Abba playing on the cassette recorder.

For toys I had a number of action men, as well as Flight Deck where you had land a jet on your aircraft carrier deck, who needs computer games!

Sitting in the back of your friends dad's car, with no seatbelts, whilst he proves the car can do the ton, can't believe that these days.

The fashion, me and my brother in flares 8)
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Berni Inns, sheepskin car coats, Morris Marinas and Hamlet cigars. Some of these not particularly 70s, but that was when I started coming across them. Parents thought the Berni rather fine, and if they came to visit me at university I had to suffer it, while the lads went to the Gate of India and ended up in the Bear. The only consolation was that they paid. And the steaks were gristly and overcooked, even if you ordered medium rare.

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^^ Gawd, Flight Deck! I had that and loved it!... though I kept breaking the fishing line!

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^^^ That’s hilarious :lol:
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missF wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 5:22 pm
jkbarnes wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 5:11 pm This reminds me of watching Benny Hill with my grandfather!
You watched Benny Hill with your Grandfather??? Was that your education about life in the UK??
(Mind you, there was a period of time apparently when the only Scottish-produced TV shown in England was Rab C Nesbitt :lol:

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Gregor Fisher lived just up the road from me in Spalding a few years ago ....never met him :(
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My sister informs me that back with the 70s sodastream we used to make Intergalactic Space Juice :lol:
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I remember my sister having a Stylophone as advertised by the late Rolf Harris, and my brother and me had had the Lone Ranger and Tonto figures complete with horses. We had them for Christmas in 1974 I think, and I remember my brother sliding his Tonto down the staircase and it broke, 5 minutes after opening it!