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We didn't know anyone with a telly hillsbro, you were posh, we had to go to the pub!

 

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Duffems

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Hi Duffems - I wouldn't have minded not being posh if I'd been give half a crown like you. That would have bought me a brand new Dinky toy! 🙂

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Or an Airfix aircraft kit and a Mars bar.

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50 minutes ago, athy said:

Or an Airfix aircraft kit and a Mars bar.

Yep - and a 3d bit in change; Airfix kits were two bob at Woollies and a Mars bar cost threepence. 🙂

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That would buy the tube of glue to assemble the kit. Some kits included a little capsule of glue ( or "cement" as they preferred to call it) but I don't think that the Airfix ones did.

 

To answer the topic's question, when I was very young my Dad used to listen to the B.B.C. Home Service news each morning. Although I don't think I was even school age at the time, I remember the newsreader saying the words "Geneva Conference" day after day. I had no idea what it was, but when you're that age, you think that things last for ever. I've just looked it up, and it ran from April to July 1954. I can recall no other news items from that period, but those two long words stuck in my mind, an early sign that I was cut out to be a linguist.

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On 02/12/2019 at 09:35, abbeyedges said:

Kennedy assassina

On 01/12/2019 at 23:28, Rollypolly said:

Kennedy assassination

tion. 

Churchill funeral.

Aberfan.

Probably in that order.

 

Born in 1959 the first big news item I remember is the Kennedy shooting. I was playing with my friend and she was being looked after by her grandmother. I laughed (because I didn't understand) that her grandma was in such a state. I got a scutch on the head and sent home for my disrespectful behaviour

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The death of John Cobb attempting a speed record on Loch Ness in 1952. 

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