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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:07 am

Caprifan Rob wrote:don't remember those extras off 'Last of the Summer Wine' with the buckets though ;)


They're too young for Last Of The Summer Wine :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:10 am

Jasonmarie wrote:I remember well


Great pics Jason :) There is something about photo's taken back then, they have a magical charm to them. They are not perfect but they have that 'something'. Like the effects in Jason & The Argonauts are not perfect but they still have that something which makes it better than the perfect CGI of modern films.

Best way I could think of expressing my point!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:14 am

andyd wrote:
Always got car sick when I was young


Me too!

Speaking of '76, there was a British poll (may have been governed by ITV, something like that), not too long ago, where they asked people to vote for the best British year ever, taking everything into account, weather, feelgood factor, films, sports, music, etc. And 1976 won, as the best ever British year.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Caprigear » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:47 am

1976
Year I left school. Blistering hot summer, Southampton beat Man U in the FA Cup final.
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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:54 am

This reminds me of the coach which used to take us all swimming from school. These seats were really comfy!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:28 am

pbar wrote:This reminds me of the coach which used to take us all swimming from school. These seats were really comfy!

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Have done a few miles in one of those :D
Probably looks similar to this https://llanishenhistory.files.wordpres ... w2edit.jpg

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:52 am

Good stuff Andy :) See them at car/transport shows sometimes, often they even let you get on!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:40 am

Must have had loads of these, very popular they were. The anticipation of opening it up and putting it together to fly was often far better than the flying!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:49 am

pbar wrote:Must have had loads of these, very popular they were. The anticipation of opening it up and putting it together to fly was often far better than the flying!

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Never that exciting were they? Unless the wind caught them......Finest Polystyrene :lol:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:57 am

pbar wrote:Image


How weird is this Paul. We are down in Doniford Bay, Somerset this week staying in a caravan and we watched one of the 'old' dvd films in the drawer yesterday and the kid in the film had one of these slot together planes but in thin wood and I was saying to the missus how I used to have one...then I seen you post up this here..... :lol:

Am sure I had a thin wooden one too as well as this 'lightweight' version :)
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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:02 am

Andy - I too don't think that they were great at flying, it didn't stop me from buying them though :)

Nick - That is spooky! Which film was it, anything good?

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:32 am

pbar wrote:Nick - That is spooky! Which film was it, anything good?


Paul it was a film called Taming Andrew made in 2000. A young lad who lives happily with his Mum and Stepdad gets abducted by his abusive biological Dad and his dads girlfriend and then finally gets returned to his Mum and Stepdad 5yrs later and is very different young lad as he was not treated very well. He loved his little wooden 'slot together' plane before he was abducted and it was still in his bedroom when he returned. This did bring a tear to my eye... :crying:

In answer to your initial question Paul....nope not a very good film really with some very dodgy acting indeed and annoying background music, but the plane brought back some memories :wave: :)
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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:42 am

Thanks Nick, doesn't sound too bad a film, at least there is a story there and not just an effects bonanza like most seem to be now.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:51 am

Christ I remember them planes I think they only cost 20p or something yes I had great fun running up stairs and throwing the plane out the top window .

Funny how the mind keeps things like that but I have trouble remembering where I put things now . :beer:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:24 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Christ I remember them planes I think they only cost 20p or something yes I had great fun running up stairs and throwing the plane out the top window .

Funny how the mind keeps things like that but I have trouble remembering where I put things now . :beer:


I think that is evidence of just how much joy some things (even as simple as these planes) can bring, compared to the 'joy' of the modern complicated age!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:36 pm

pbar wrote:
Jasonmarie wrote:Christ I remember them planes I think they only cost 20p or something yes I had great fun running up stairs and throwing the plane out the top window .

Funny how the mind keeps things like that but I have trouble remembering where I put things now . :beer:


I think that is evidence of just how much joy some things (even as simple as these planes) can bring, compared to the 'joy' of the modern complicated age!

:agree: Always outdoors if possible or simple stuff indoors, Matchbox cars, colouring books, Action Men etc.
Now everything has a battery or plug on it :doh:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:24 pm

andyd wrote:Now everything has a battery or plug on it :doh:

Nothing wrong with good old clockwork toys, no batteries required :)
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pbar wrote:This reminds me of the coach which used to take us all swimming from school. These seats were really comfy!

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The pattern on those seats must have disguised child sick very well on those school trips.. :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:04 am

Who else remembers https://www.flickr.com/photos/brizzlebo ... 8398746478
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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby pbar » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:11 am

Good pic Andy, and how civilised they are! Modern stations seem to be anything but.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Postby andyd » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:17 am

pbar wrote:Good pic Andy, and how civilised they are! Modern stations seem to be anything but.

:agree: Paul.
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