you chewed them to see how well you did brushing your teeth! We were given these when the dental folks visited our school.

Dental disclosing tablets - the red ink stain to teach you how to brush teeth

You don't see these anymore.

These were the only swings in all public parks in the Slide the wooden bar down after the child was seated. The later models were the same except made of metal linked chains to attach to the hooks on the chair and the metal draw-down protector

Pacers (1976)  When Mars punted out a mint variant of their counter-conquering blocks of citrus paste, tolerant half-smiles were the order of the day, but a simple change of name took Opal Mints out from the shadows of their mouth-watering forebears. A sporty theme and the addition in 1980 of green go-faster stripes to the basic white slab more than made up for the disappointingly weak, almost homeopathic, minty tast

The golden age of British sweets - in pictures

Holly Hobbie Dolls I had the one on the bottom left. Got it for my 7th birthday.

Holly Hobbie Dolls - i had this mini doll set in the La azul oscura era la mía.

Roller blackboards. My history master was very fond of aiming the wooden duster at pupils who misbehaved.

Roller blackboards and the wheeled ones, our science teacher used to put the kids who didn't behave behind it lol been there a few times myself :) not a very popular teacher i think the whole class would have been behind if he had his way hahaha

My Sindy bed, wardrobe and dressing table from late 1970s.

I had this Sindy bed, wardrobe and dressing table from late Loved Sindy.

SHERBET FOUNTAIN -   fond memories of choking on the sherbet if you sucked the licquorice too hard

Barrett Sherbet Fountain - loved dipping the liquorice stick in the sherbet.

Snoopy thermos flask - I have a picture of a blue one too, but mine was Red.. :-)

Vintage Snoopy thermos flask - My first lunchbox was THIS - the lunchbox itself was vinyl and buttoned with a goldtone twist clasp. This is the exact thermos.

Knitting Nancy or I think we called it "French Knitting"

later Dad would make them frm the old wooden sewing cotton spools with 4 tiny nails hammered on top. We then used off-cuts of coloured wool and one of Mum's crochet hooks. Lots of fun and we called it "French Knitting".

You always got fitted for shoes back then.  The shoe salesman sat on one of these. #shoes #1970s #shopping


Retail Shoe Store Salesman's Fitting Stool Vinyl Seat Wood Chrome Bench WOW do I remember