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." Don't talk to strangers, always ask mum, don't play with matches. Those adverts scared the life out of me, but I loved the way the cat ate the fish. This advert has many good lessons for children but very dated

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

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

Old Routemaster bus with Bus Conductor. If anyone misbehaved he'd throw them off lol.

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 toilet.My nan & grandad had one just like this. Spotlessly clean, smelling of Lifeguard disinfectant.and freezing cold in the colder months!

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

Harry Corbett with Sooty, Sweep, and Soo. Always felt sorry for Sweep, Sooty was very mean to him.

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