Once upon a time, everyone had one of these.  In basic black.  It was a big deal when color was introduced.  BTW, our phone company charges us a couple of dollars a month for "touch tone service" - c'mon - when WAS the last time anyone used a rotary dial?

Once upon a time, everyone had one of these. In basic black. It was a big deal when color was introduced. BTW, our phone company charges us a couple of dollars a month for "touch tone service" - c'mon - when WAS the last time anyone used a rotary dial?

In The Guardian, Alexis Petridis penned a fantastic reflection on the UK’s scary public information films of the 1960s to 1980s. For more than 60 years, the government’s Central Office of Information (COI) created FUD-fostering films about talking to strangers, playing with matches, sticking things in electric outlets, rabies, slippery floors, etc. The COI was shut down last week due to funding cuts.

"Charlie Says ." public information films aimed at children, warning of the dangers of hot pots of tea and child kidnappers.

The Liver Birds - Carol (Elizabeth Estensen) and Sandra (Nerys Hughes)

The Liver Birds - Carol (Elizabeth Estensen) and Sandra (Nerys Hughes) series with series 10 (a revival) in 1996

Outside toilet......one of my great-aunts  (May) in Gravesend, Kent had one just like this. Spotlessly clean, smelling of Lifeguard disinfectant...and freezing cold in the colder months!

Outside toilets.we had one with hard scratch non absorbent toilet paper.

BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. It was launched on 2 November 1936 as the BBC Television Service, and was the world's first regular television service with a high level of image resolution. It was renamed BBC TV in 1960, using this name until the launch of sister channel BBC2 in 1964, whereupon the BBC TV channel became known as BBC1.

BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. It was launched on 2 November 1936 as the BBC Television Service, and was the world's first regular television

Bus Conductors. Until the 1970s & early 1980s, conductors, or clippies, were a common feature of many local bus services. Two-person crews were needed  because until the 1960s, all double deck vehicles were built with front-mounted engines & a "half-cab" design. This layout totally separated the driver from the passenger saloons. The conductor communicated with the driver using a series of bell codes, such as two bells to start (the well-known "ding-ding").

My money journey – from gran’s shrewd savings to selling The Big Issue

Until the & early conductors, or clippies, were a common feature of many local bus services.

1960's Britain

summer traditions

The ice cream man. Hear that jingly music of the truck coming slowly down the street and all the kids would run out to greet the ice cream man.

Sooty and Sweep with Harry Corbett - later on got to know his son when he was on tour with them

Sooty and Sweep - oh oh oh this takes me back to when I was about five - loved Sooty and Sweep :)) With Harry Corbett

Peter, Val and John....loved Blue Peter...it was part of life in the '60's!!!

Blue Peter - Peter Purves, Valerie Singleton and John Noakes, Who'se got a plastic washing up liquid bottle?

The original Addams Family 1964  #mysteriousandspooky █  █  █  █  █  #lamistardilocast #1964  █  █  █  █  █

The Addams Family: Fully Functional

"The Addams Family" TV show. Not my favorite but still watched it a lot. I like The Munsters better.

Bewitched | Samantha | Darin |  Endora...Dick York was definitely my favorite Darrin

Bewitched: The Dick York years (1964-1969

Agnes Moorehead, Elizabeth Montgomery, and Dick York in the TV series "Bewitched" -- The Dick York years

Growing up I have many happy memories of May Day celebrations in school.~Daily Dish with Foodie Friends Friday

Growing up I have many happy memories of May Day celebrations in school.

Animal Magic with Johnny Morris

Animal Magic with Johnny Morris , remember the animal voice overs he did…

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