Things you remember from back in the day?

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  1. torchomatic

    torchomatic Well-Known Member

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    Going into Rumblelows and Dixons in Leam and messing with the Spectrums and Amstrads:

    10 print "fuck off you cunts"
    20 goto 10

    Brilliant fun.
     
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    Raleigh burner, Mag wheels, Mongoose.

    I spent a lot of my youth pelting around the BMX track by the Morris common, every now and again I would sneak down to Stoney Stanton BMX track, but that bugger was a bit big and some of the jumps were difficult to get over for a youngster.
    Playing football over the common, stopping the game as soon as a dog was anywhere near for fear of them popping the ball, which was often as dogs wandering around the streets on their own was pretty common.

    Staying out all day in the school holidays and summer, very rarely getting sun burnt... Getting a "legger"

    The Young ones, yes I was allowed to watch them from a young age, the A444 not being built, playing along the railway embankment, dodging teenagers on "scramblers" discarded pornos in the bushes, sneaking in for the last 15 minutes once the gates were opened at Highfield road. What a bloody wonderful time it was!!
     
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    I think they were called Bazooka Joe - and had a small cartoon wrapped around a pink bubble gum
     
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    actually the bubble gum was bazooka and the cartoon was bazooka joe (see above)
     
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    And the video camera in the window hooked up so you could see yourself.
     
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  6. Malaka

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    I used to like the roundabout at the market, bubbles in the Belgrade fountain. I remember the special bus from Whitley Abbey school to Willenhall, it was usually one of the old type busses with an open platform. Anyway there was a pole in the middle of the edge and we used to hang on to the pole and pretend to scoot the bus along. We also used to jump off before it stopped. There was one lad who became quite an expert at this until one day a lad stuck the metal hook on the end of a leather strap in his blazer pocket. The conductors used to use those things to put across the platforms when the bus was full. Anyway as usual the lad jumped off with this hook in his pocket, he stopped in mid air, there was a look of horror on his face as he hit the deck and was dragged down the road for about 20 yards, ripped his blazer off his back and the most huge road burns. It was fucking hilarious, could have killed him, but my it was funny.
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    Sorry Malaka
    But it really wasn't.
     
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  8. Malaka

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    Wingy, it really was! the kid concerned was a horrible bully
     
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    Still sounds horendous. :(

    I wasn't there of course, but that sounds a really awful thing to happen.
     
  10. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Love it Torchy! Laughed out bloody loud when I read this! Conjured up a great image! My missus wondered what I was laughing at. She didn't get it. She doesn't understand computer speak!
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Does anyone know if that nice German plumber got to fix that nice lady's sink?
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I remember me and a mate wagging school (as we often did!), and wandering around town. We used to end up on the Market Way roof carpark above the shops. There was a Chinese restaurant somewhere along there and we used to lean over the edge and flick bits of gravel in through the windows of the kitchen. They would land in whatever they had on their stove at the time. Shame for the diners! Chomping on a nice forkful of bamboo shoots and then breaking a tooth on a small bit of gravel!
     
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    kornflakes reflectors
     
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    Playing cards held with a peg in the back wheel of your bike to make it sound like a motorbike.
     
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    My Raleigh Chopper. It was red and my ne bought it for me much to my Dad's disgust. I even remember it was £59 from Rockies in Southam. Probably around '76.
     
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    The Pagoda
     
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    Wasn't the Pagoda Malaka. That was down by C&A. I think the one we annoyed a lot was called The Great Wall?
     
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    Front parlours with apples and bananas in the window....or flowers even though no one was ill.
     
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  19. Ranjit Bhurpa

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    Yep the Pagoda was on the first floor of the tower block above C&A. Had to use the lift to get in to it. Bloody lovely food.
     
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    Seven Courses, bit of a novelty.
     
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    Stuffed after 4 Wingy, took the remaining 3 in a doggy bag for brekky the next morning.
     
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  22. Ranjit Bhurpa

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    4 of us top and tailed like sardines. In winter nobody got up in the night for the toilet due to the cold. Next morning it was like waking up in the deep end.
     
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    There was like candy stick in a spiral shape with chocolate running through the middle
     
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    Shoe shops that actually measured the width and length of your feet when you went in there.
    Do any still do that?
    I have not bought shoes in decades. I live in sandals now.
     
  25. torchomatic

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    Those toffee bars - scottish name can't think of it.

    Buying sweets in quarters and getting them in a white paper bag.

    Would you risk it for a swisket?
    Secret lemonade drinker
    Frank whatever doing the fruit and nut adverts
    It's frothy man - can't remember the name of the drink for the life of me. It was a bear in shades
     
  26. Johnnythespider

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    Highland toffee
    Cresta pop
     
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    Do the shake and vac and put the freshness back

    Seven, they run on economy 7, cheaper electricity, heaven....

    How do do it all do it?

    Sorry Lawrence
     
  28. Malaka

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    Was the toffee Macintosh?
     
  29. torchomatic

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    The days when a Cadbury Flake was the size of a sword. Talking of which...that woman who decided to eat hers in a cornfield like you do.

    Terry Scott's Curly Wurly ads.
     
  30. torchomatic

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    It was Highland Toffee but the manufacturer was a Mac or was it callards or something like that?

    A bar lasted about an hour and destroyed the teeth.
     
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    Didn't Macintosh make toffo's
     
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    Yep. Also the must have for the park flasher.
     
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    Why did you have to mention me again Otis
     
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    Oops oh yeh that advert
     
  35. Otis

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    It may be a bit too cold for that sort of thing at the mo, Robbie, so the question is, willie?

    Or won't he?
     

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