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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:49 pm

Great thread, the fish & chips chrisps were great but my absolute fave at the time were these salt & vinegar ones;
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... mrc&uact=8
Packed lunches were never the same when they stopped making them :(

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:59 pm

Freelanderfan wrote:Great thread, the fish & chips chrisps were great but my absolute fave at the time were these salt and vinegar ones(

I didn't ever have those, but if you're talking about Smith's crisps, these are the ones I remember:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:06 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Freelanderfan wrote:Great thread, the fish & chips chrisps were great but my absolute fave at the time were these salt and vinegar ones(

I didn't ever have those, but if you're talking about Smith's crisps, these are the ones I remember:

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Without the salt, they were terrible :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzVKuvcSwgU Happy Days :applaud:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:13 pm

andyd wrote:Without the salt, they were terrible

:agree:

The bag of salt wasn't big enough for my tastes! :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:09 pm

Freelanderfan wrote:Great thread, the fish & chips chrisps were great but my absolute fave at the time were these salt & vinegar ones;
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... mrc&uact=8
Packed lunches were never the same when they stopped making them :(


Those were great!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:34 pm

pbar wrote:
Freelanderfan wrote:Great thread, the fish & chips chrisps were great but my absolute fave at the time were these salt & vinegar ones;
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... mrc&uact=8
Packed lunches were never the same when they stopped making them :(


Those were great!

Used to go through loads of them :D
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andyd wrote:Without the salt, they were terrible

:agree:

The bag of salt wasn't big enough for my tastes! :D

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Can't believe we used to be so happy about salting them ourselves :headscratch: :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby tejb1 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:36 pm

pbar wrote:They actually brought these out again recently, but this pic is from the first time around. These were incredible back in the day! Note the packet which emulates newspaper 'fish & chip paper'. Chippies are not even allowed to sell them like that anymore.

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I'm fairly sure that it's only the first layer that has to be food grade paper - some chippies still do a first layer of that, then wrap the outside in newspaper!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:17 pm

Here is a Radio Times TV listings page, for this time period in 1978. Classic kids TV shows there, great stuff. And look at the price of a 14" TV -

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:31 am

Subbuteo - was brilliant back in the day, I think kids today would look at it and wonder what you do to play it! I had loads of it, football, rugby, cricket. Never had it as elaborate as the setup below though. Some of it is really collectable now.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby D366Y » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:53 am

I'll be honest, I've not understood a great deal of this thread but subbuteo I can definitely vouch for lol

Used to love playing this as a kid! Though it did take an age to set up

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:49 am

D366Y wrote:I'll be honest, I've not understood a great deal of this thread

Danny, are you trying to hurt us? :lol:
I know how you feel, I'm too young to have experienced it too... :whistle:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:18 am

D366Y wrote:
Used to love playing this as a kid! Though it did take an age to set up


Setting it up was a great part of the fun! Used to have some of the accessories, arrange it all and spend ages getting it all just how I wanted it. Then you could have even more enjoyment by playing it.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:22 am

D366Y wrote:
Used to love playing this as a kid!


Do you remember that extra line across the pitch that you can see on the pic, which actual pitches don't have. I think you had to be within that area to shoot. I usually ignored that rule though and shot from anywhere, even with the goalie :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Peter-S » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:13 am

Immortalised by the Undertones of course

He always beat me at Subbuteo
'cause he flicked the kick
And I didn't know


Brilliant!
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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:21 am

Oh yes, I'd forgotten about that Peter, My Perfect Cousin. Great lyrics, good song.

And they play Subbuteo in the video -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgqa3cVOxUc

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby D366Y » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:47 am

pbar wrote:
D366Y wrote:
Used to love playing this as a kid! Though it did take an age to set up


Setting it up was a great part of the fun! Used to have some of the accessories, arrange it all and spend ages getting it all just how I wanted it. Then you could have even more enjoyment by playing it.


To be honest, my dad usually ended up having to set it up for us, and he had to iron the pitch for us as well which took him an age and it didn't really fit on our table so taking corners were a no go! :lol:

I also don't remember scoring too many goals so can only assume that the line was there to take shots from :lol:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:24 pm

pbar wrote:Here is a Radio Times TV listings page, for this time period in 1978. Classic kids TV shows there, great stuff. And look at the price of a 14" TV -

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Vastly better than todays crap, even though we have loads more channels now.
You can get a 28" T/V for that price now..... :o

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:27 pm

pbar wrote:Oh yes, I'd forgotten about that Peter, My Perfect Cousin. Great lyrics, good song.

And they play Subbuteo in the video -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgqa3cVOxUc

Good old 3 chords :applaud:

Never a Subbuteo fan tbh, never really been into football :roll:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:56 pm

The Cricket version of Subbuteo... "World Cup Cricket" by Peter Pan

https://uk.picclickimg.com/00/s/OTAwWDE ... an-_57.jpg

I had this game :)
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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:38 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:The Cricket version of Subbuteo... "World Cup Cricket" by Peter Pan
https://uk.picclickimg.com/00/s/OTAwWDE ... an-_57.jpg
I had this game :)

That's a new one on me Nick, used to be a big fan of Scalexctric as a kid, like all these games, they're a hassle to set up. Much easier to pick up a controller & get lost in Grand Theft Auto :)
andyd wrote:Never a Subbuteo fan tbh, never really been into football :roll:

:agree: Never grabbed me either, my mates like it though, when I'm out with them it's like they're talking a different language :D
pbar wrote:Oh yes, I'd forgotten about that Peter, My Perfect Cousin. Great lyrics, good song.

The Undertones, forgotten all about them :guitar:

Still can't get over the price of that 14" TV , must have been a hell of a price in 1978, I guess 'Teleton' was a big name in the '70s, it was also a 'cutting edge' colour model too :D


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