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« Reply #9 on: Sunday 19 December 21 15:17 GMT (UK) »
Some iconic images there that made me smile....I remember the polio sugar lump. Also team house colours at school where we wore a coloured band across the body depending on which team you were in. School apparatus for PE, bean bags, rope ladder, the beam etc. Ice cream man on a push bike with a cart on the front! Rope swing hanging from the lamppost in the street, you had to use your jumper or coat as a seat. Playing marbles and jacks!
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Thanks for those additional memories Carol, my school house was yellow and they were all names after famous explorers, my house was Chichester
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« Reply #10 on: Sunday 19 December 21 15:18 GMT (UK) »
That brought back some memories. I had a tape recorder just like that, and also had a viewfinder which was a present from someone.

Very interesting reading and images Chiddicks.

Treetotal, I recall the polio vaccine given on a sugar lump. There was another vaccination given by injection in school when I would have been about 8/9, can't remember what it was for, (maybe for rubella, or it could have been the BCG) but there were a lot of crying children that day.

I think a lot of people of a certain age bracket will remember a lot of my memories plus have plenty of there own to add
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« Reply #11 on: Sunday 19 December 21 15:19 GMT (UK) »
I too could relate to most of the images.   

One thing I wish I could bring back is that old fashioned Hoover vacuum cleaner.    I bought my first Hoover for 39.00 from the official agent, who conveniently lived next door to my parents. 

I currently have one vacuum cleaner upstairs and one vacuum downstairs, both produced by different manufacturers and neither designed for ease of use.


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« Reply #12 on: Sunday 19 December 21 15:21 GMT (UK) »
I don't know if it was a Scottish thing but we drank our milk outside in the playground, the crates were never in the classroom! Even in the winter when the lids were lifted by the expansion.
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Thanks Guy, I think ours was stored indoors in the classroom, normally in direct sunlight, so in a classroom full of windows, it sat there warming nicely. I think we did go outside sometimes to drink it, but can't remember if it was a regular thing.
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« Reply #13 on: Sunday 19 December 21 15:23 GMT (UK) »
A lot of memories in that post! I vividly remember standing on my etch-a-sketch and being very upset when my foot turned silver. I was told it was my own fault for having a messy bedroom floor! I remember helping with the twin tub too, dragging the heavy wet washing from the wash side to the spinner with a pair of wooden tongs.

I think that's why my nan had arms like Popeye
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« Reply #14 on: Sunday 19 December 21 15:26 GMT (UK) »
I remember that we had a Ewbank Carpet Sweeper and a Bex Bissell Carpet Shampooer. On cleaning day, the house always smelt of Carbolic soap and San Izal Disinfectant. On washing day, the water from the Dolly Tub was used to swill the front of the house and step which was then Donkey Stoned.
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« Reply #15 on: Sunday 19 December 21 19:19 GMT (UK) »
We must have had the milk in Summer but I only remember the winter when it was frozen and sat by the stove at the back of the room. it was still half frozen when we drank it. The lids were saved for making pompoms.
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« Reply #16 on: Sunday 19 December 21 20:06 GMT (UK) »
Ah - the Etch-A-Sketch.

I remember my parents buying me one for Christmas and I found it when they were out one day.  Every time they went out after that, I dived into the hiding place and spent the lone time playing with it.  Then, it was wrapped up and I had to wait until Christmas before I saw it again.  Strangely, it was not as exciting as I thought it would be.

Many memories there - thank you.  Only about two that were before my time.

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« Reply #17 on: Sunday 19 December 21 21:43 GMT (UK) »
Lovely memories, thanks for posting.

The twin tub reminds me of my late mom.  She was using hers until the late 1980's possibly early 1990's!  I eventually persuaded her to get an automatic washing machine, but she would not leave the kitchen whilst it was running "in case it went wrong". Bless her.

Carol, I remember the team colours at school, I was most upset when I was put in the green team, of the 4 colours green was my least favourite.

I remember my nan collecting foil for the guide dogs, as a very young child I was confused about what the dogs actually did with the foil  ::) ;D
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