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27 Nov 2020 10:58:09
Would be great to see Smith-Rowe given a chance soon and see if he can help find our creative mojo

Anyone remember Mojos and a half pence coin - I guess some will remember shillings.

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27 Nov 2020 11:52:09
😂 green shield stamps were the currency once I recall, my Nan had been saving them for 58 years to buy a set of saucepans.

27 Nov 2020 13:52:21
G62 use to earn half a six pence.

27 Nov 2020 19:26:15
I remember the old thruppenny bit (3p coin) half a crown (12.5 pence) and yup a tanner :-) also known as a sixpence (2.5p) .
There were 144 pennies to the £1 what ever made us change :-)

I bought my first pint for 16p and
10 fags were 18p and a bag of chips 11p.

27 Nov 2020 20:04:49
How much was a glass of rose wine?

16p for a pint! Out of interest, what was the average wage?

So 20 fags for 17p, you wouldn’t even get a puff now for 16p. Just looked cigs are 50 to 70p each.

27 Nov 2020 20:30:58
How about luncheon vouchers? My mum used to get them from her employer and save them up. I still get grief from mates as when we used to go to Pizza Hut for my birthday, I always paid the bill with those luncheon vouchers.

27 Nov 2020 21:04:25
I loved the Esso tokens and I remember the Avon lady but not luncheon vouchers.

27 Nov 2020 21:16:14
About £40 a week for a factory worker at a guess SY, so roughly 250 pints a week :-) or £1000 per week in today's money!
Wine hadn't didn't exist in our pubs in those days mate, babycham was about as close as it got:-) .
Luncheon vouchers 373 :-) and the wimpy burger or boiled burger out of a tin from the fair :-)

{Ed047's Note - can’t believe you forgot the good old ten bob note in your earlier post 62, had one once!

27 Nov 2020 21:25:53
Geeez 69 are you the highlander?

27 Nov 2020 21:41:02
Oh yes, the ten bob note Edo47 mate, I never had one but I do remember them well.
I also remember single glazed metal framed windows, no central heating and getting dressed for school in bed before I could face getting out from under the blankets :-) the good old day :-)

{Ed047's Note - taking Corona bottles back to the shop to get the money back too, remember scouring a nearby building site for them as the builders would just Chuck them away!

That and buying hot bread just made at the bakers, rushing home to have a slice with butter on so it would melt!

27 Nov 2020 21:48:33
There can be only one 733 mate, it's a kinda magic :-)

27 Nov 2020 22:23:14
Corona bottles - limeade, cherryade and American cream soda. The days when you got them delivered by the milkman. Remember take a load back to get money for sweets ( wham bar ) !

Hot bread with proper butter - in Scotland you could get some great warm rolls that were saturated in butter.

Those were the days and to be fair glass bottles and being paid to recycle was a great idea.

{Ed047's Note - Cherryade! My favourite 🤣

27 Nov 2020 22:29:32
The Corona pop van, great memories Ed047 ;-)

Do you remember cheese and tomato flavoured potato puffs? Our local swimming pool used to sell them, they were unbelievably good :-)

{Ed047's Note - no mate, I wasn’t a big crisp eater, I was remembering that hideous drink dandelion and burdock though!

Whoever thought that would be nice! 🤣

27 Nov 2020 22:42:16
Pickled onion Space raidar crisps after swimming in the lido with the wave machine every hour.

27 Nov 2020 23:07:12
What was the name of that pop with the polar bear that said " it's frothy man " in the add?
Mooses? They came in a polythene bag with about 12 individual Mooses in each bag, chocolate Strawberry vanilla flavours, none of which tasted anything like chocolate Strawberry or vanilla but we thought they were great at the time :-)

27 Nov 2020 23:08:25
Omg “ puffs” I used to wash cars until my fingers bled to get money to buy those, could eat 10 bags of the cheese and tomato ones in one go, beef flavour was good too 😂.

28 Nov 2020 09:12:50

What about the Texan bar “A man’s got to chew what a man’s got to chew”.

Or the 5 flavour Fry’s cream bar not just mint or orange!

Do you love Mikel enough to give him your last Rollo?

Fond memories but some of the old adverts were very non PC but so was the world - can you imagine “everyone’s a fruit and nut case” or the Texan advert

That was fun trip down memory Lane - off for a Hofmeister.

28 Nov 2020 12:07:45
Yes SY Cresta was it :-) .
It was the first cheap fizzy drink that was really affordable, nowhere near as nice as Corona but it really was " fizzy man " :-) and was a huge step up from Orange squash :-) .

How good were puffs 773? They were the original pringles in so much as once you popped you could not stop:-) .

What the TV show Kung Fu? Ah grasshopper :-) everyone really was Kung Fu fighting after watching that :-) .

28 Nov 2020 12:17:49
What about the cheap coke ripoff, I think it was called Coola, it was awful😂.

28 Nov 2020 12:43:39
Monkeys show.

28 Nov 2020 14:32:17
Panda Cola? That was terrible 😂

Was that monkey magic and the guy could make a cloud appear? That was classic tv.

28 Nov 2020 15:00:24
Anyone remember Rawhide, with Clint Eastwood or Man from Uncle.

28 Nov 2020 15:26:54
Do they still make Vimto, I remember it stained your teeth purple.

28 Nov 2020 16:46:00
Yeah Davy Vimto is back mate.
Seemed to disappear for years then made a come back about 15 years ago
Gorgeous stuff, bottle of Vimto and 30 bags of Cheese and tomato flavoured puffs and I could easily put up with having to watch a 20 minutes of a man u v Spurs game without falling asleep.

{Ed047's Note - is Malaga talking about the Monkeys show that had the Banana Splits in it where they drove around in those 6 wheeled cars at the beginning, One Banana, two Banana! 🤣

28 Nov 2020 17:18:26
That’s it ed, great years the 70s.

{Ed047's Note - brilliant mate, the summer of ‘76! ☀️☀️☀️

28 Nov 2020 17:25:46
Yes Ed047 mate I think he is :-) .
School holidays TV in the 70s.
Bannana Splits, The Monkeys, Robinson Curuso, The 3 Musketeers Belle Sebastian, White horses.

Evey summer the same TV schedule but it seemed ok on a rainy day and beat having to watch the Open University :-)

{Ed047's Note - haha some more blasts from the past! Add Mud, Slade and Sweet on “top of the pops”to that.

28 Nov 2020 17:49:28
Love a cheeky Vimto. Glad it’s back and with bubbles now!

Still no sign of Um Bungo or Kia Ora though 😞.

28 Nov 2020 18:04:00
I know you and I John have talked about songs before, but (Seasons in the sun)
is my song of the 70s.

28 Nov 2020 19:23:55
Terry Jacks, off the top of my head Mark? Classic tune mate.

Gypsies Tramps and Theives by Cher

Joleen by Dolly

Been so long by George Mcray

You to me are everything by the Real Thing.

When will I see you again by The 3 Degrees

I'm still waiting by Diana Ross

Some real classics that still get played today.

28 Nov 2020 19:33:27
Umbungo SY wow I'd forgotten that ;-)
Old Jamaica chocolate?

28 Nov 2020 19:44:28
I’m a sucker for Hotel California

So many good tunes - blame it on the boogie, walk on the wild side, lady Marmalade, ain’t no sunshine, staying alive, play that funky music, Money, killer Queen, heart of glass, I’m not in love, 3 times a lady, handbag and gladrags, night fever, Le freak - so many good disco and entertaining tunes.

I had you down as a Dancing Queen.

28 Nov 2020 19:52:41
Jamboree bags?

28 Nov 2020 20:22:20
Can you imagine seeing a bubblegum or sweet dispensing machine now where an unwrapped sweet drops into a dirty dispenser

I used to love Sherbet Fountain in paper not plastic! Dib Dabs, Bubbly bubble gum in individual wrappers and pez dispensing sweets. But I loved my Cadbury chocolate dispensing machine that dispensed Dairy Milk Miniatures.

Loved getting a penny sweet mix at the corner shop or video shop

Do they still give away a crap stick of chewing gum in sticker / card packs.

28 Nov 2020 20:24:43
Where they a mystery / surprise bag of sweets? Did you get a great toy?

Jamaica chocolate - I really wasn’t a dark chocolate lover but I think my gpgrandad was. He loved Bournville dark chocolate and Neapolitan Icecream.

28 Nov 2020 20:32:07
Did anyone watch Grange Hill or The Goodies plus the best ever - CHiPS and then in the 80s - Knight Rider. Used to love that along with the 6million dollar man and the A Team.

28 Nov 2020 20:36:32
Actually mate I like Abba more now than I did back then.
I was a huge Bob Marley fan in the 70s, and still am today. loved the music, loved the lyrics, loved the words of wisdom. The man really was a natural mystic.

28 Nov 2020 21:51:38
Lots of great music - some of the best disco tunes.

It’s funny how you can listen to to tunes and not take in a single lyric due to the best or cadence while when listening to lyrics you can completely miss the best. Music is amazing and can touch so many people and get people through difficult times.

28 Nov 2020 23:36:22
Absolutely SY, music can be so uplifting and lyrics can be so powerful.
Ed Sheeran is a modern day master of lyrics and top bloke too.

29 Nov 2020 09:22:34
Yes he us - been lucky to see him in concert. Him, guitar and a loop peddle - amazing. Prefer his older stuff but still had some good tracks on his last few albums. Think M&S killed shape of you for me though but I guess he got a pile of cash. He’s got a huge following with tracks over 5 billion views on you tube! Amazing when you consider how he started and through hard work got to where he is. Singing to friends in Nottingham at parties, you tube to selling out Wembley- good on him.

29 Nov 2020 11:53:56
Absolutely SY mate, The A Team is favourite Ed song, very sad but fantastically written and performed.

29 Nov 2020 14:38:37
Any one watch Budgie?

Adam Faith was great in it.

29 Nov 2020 16:28:13
Loved Budgie, Mark. Adam Faith was also brilliant in Mcvicar as Wally.



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