Childhood Memories

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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

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

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.

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

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

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 Store SHOE SALESMAN'S FITTING STOOL SEAT BENCH Vtg, 70s Bent Wood Chrome

Shoe Salesman's Fitting Stool, - You always got fitted for shoes back then. The shoe salesman sat on one of these while fitting you.

The Goodies - had a t-shirt made with their name on it. Remember the one where they were trapped in a dinosours gut??! Bill Odie, Tim Brook Taylor and... who was the other one? Goodie goodie yum yum

Birthday Honours List 2011 in pictures

The Goodies, starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie,

"The Tufty Club", RoSPA. c. 1962. Illustrated by Marcia Lane Foster.

"The Tufty Club", RoSPA. Illustrated by Marcia Lane Foster. My Mum organised the Tufty club at my school.

Vintage 1970's Mothercare toy pans -mine were really smelly, probably a result of mud pies and talcum powder soups.

Vintage Mothercare toy pans -mine were really smelly, probably a result of mud pies and talcum powder soups.

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