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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:01 pm

Those collector's cards were brilliant! They really had that something about them which just made you want them. As well as those cigarette sweets ones, you had the bubblegum ones of course, and the ones that came in packs of tea bags.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:58 pm

pbar wrote:Those collector's cards were brilliant! They really had that something about them which just made you want them. As well as those cigarette sweets ones, you had the bubblegum ones of course, and the ones that came in packs of tea bags.

I have one of these too https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict ... -medal.jpg

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:06 pm

Oh yes, I remember those :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Paul G » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:51 pm

pbar wrote:Those collector's cards were brilliant! They really had that something about them which just made you want them. As well as those cigarette sweets ones, you had the bubblegum ones of course, and the ones that came in packs of tea bags.


My old mum's got a complete set of the PG Tips cards somewhere, I'll try and look them out. I only remember the Bazooka Joe bubblegum with the stick- on tattoos that used to come in the packet.

My memories of sweets were fruit salads and black jacks. They were 1d each. Mum used to give us sixpence now and again to get some at the local shop on the way home from school. When decimalisation came they became 1/2p each and sixpence was 2 1/2p. Went in the shop after decimalisation (15th Feb 1971 if I remember right!) and my 2 1/2 p would only buy 5 black jacks. Was really upset - 20% inflation over night. Getting ready to join the bloody EU caused that!

Doubt if prices will go down 20% when we leave it though!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Peter-S » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:58 pm

Paul G wrote:[
My old mum's got a complete set of the PG Tips cards somewhere, I'll try and look them out.


I have a couple or three I believe - History of Aviation, Saga of Ships and a Prehistoric animals one. I'm sure they are still around. The aviation one I can remember trading cards at school with other kids a bit like Americans and baseball cards I suppose but on a smaller scale!
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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:10 am

Paul G wrote:
My memories of sweets were fruit salads and black jacks!


Legendary sweets those :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:11 am

I never actually had these, but many did back then, always reading about Dennis The Menace and the like setting them off in the comics. One was let off in assembly in my junior school once, good times!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:48 am

pbar wrote:I never actually had these, but many did back then, always reading about Dennis The Menace and the like setting them off in the comics. One was let off in assembly in my junior school once, good times!

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As you, I never actually used them, but have been in the area when someone has......Bloody awful smell :lol:

This was strange stuff :) http://goodtoknow.media.ipcdigital.co.u ... t-crop.jpg

Got a modern version a few years ago, don't think it's as strong as it was......Gave a bit to the dogs, made them rub their faces on the mat :lol:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:34 am

Goodness me yes the smell is terrible!

Space dust, that's another curio from back then, the name alone made you just want to try it.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:38 am

pbar wrote:
Space dust, that's another curio from back then, the name alone made you just want to try it.

These certainly did :lol: http://nostalgiacentral.com/wp-content/ ... kwind6.jpg :guitar:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:10 am

What a group! They had their own dancer didn't they (Stacia, think that's her in the pic), and had concerts which lasted all night. And probably still do.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:33 am

pbar wrote:What a group! They had their own dancer didn't they (Stacia, think that's her in the pic), and had concerts which lasted all night. And probably still do.

Stacia Blake https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/or ... cb5399.jpg
She was a bookbinder by trade, but was working as a petrol pump attendant in Cornwall when she joined the band.....The mind boggles :)

I saw them in the Bristol Hippodrome in 1985 supported by Dumpy's Rusty Nuts :D :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:02 am

They obviously spotted certain assets which she would bring to the group :)

I've got a silver machine.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:13 am

pbar wrote:They obviously spotted certain assets which she would bring to the group :)

I've got a silver machine.

:D Good old Lemmy

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri May 05, 2017 6:09 am

Come on now, don't be shy. Own up, who used to wear these -

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Fri May 05, 2017 6:47 am

pbar wrote:Come on now, don't be shy. Own up, who used to wear these -

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What do you mean used to..... :lol:

Yes I remember them :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri May 05, 2017 6:57 am

I hope you don't wear the same ones Andy, you can only turn them inside out so many times you know :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Fri May 05, 2017 7:44 am

pbar wrote:I hope you don't wear the same ones Andy, you can only turn them inside out so many times you know :)

Really :o That would explain things :whistle:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri May 12, 2017 6:25 am

Road workers can't seem to manage these days without portaloos, cabins, supervisor offices, and a myriad of equipment. But for years, they coped perfectly well, with just this!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Fri May 12, 2017 9:45 am

pbar wrote:Road workers can't seem to manage these days without portaloos, cabins, supervisor offices, and a myriad of equipment. But for years, they coped perfectly well, with just this!

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A time before Health And Safety went mad.....


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