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When we were kids.

Topstop

War Hero
Jubblies, Victor comics, woollen swimming trunks with belt knitted by your nan and snow for 4 months of the year
 

KATWEEZIL

Lantern Swinger
Quite a few for me...

Milltown Country Club - Sunday Afternoon in the back watching the box and playing silly buggers

Milltown Airfield - Watching the gliders and wishing I could have a shot, also watching the old man trying to fix a shagged out heap of an Austin A30 on the inspection ramp and laughing at the obcenities being ejected from his gob.

Lhanbride Primary School - Christmas Parties and Mrs Simpson with whom at the tender age of eight I was in love with.

Lossiemouth - East Beach, any time of the year

Elgin - Cooper park - Gang fights with the incoming Crab kids, we always won.

Helston - Floral dance, by then I was starting to appreciate the virtues (or in one or two cases the lack of) in the opposite sex

Gunwalloe Cove - Surfing!

Culdrose - Tuesday evening, Tilly bus would collect us from Esmonde Road and take us to the .22 Range (next to the fire station) for Target shooting.

1st helston Scout troop - Camping and the Gang shows with the girl guides, less said the better.

Fave Wind up - Putting a dogs turd in some newspaper and setting it alight on someone's doorstep, ther would always be some daft bugger that would try and stamp it out!

Fave TV shows - Catweazle (of course) Sunday PM, Randall and Hopkirk -Thursday Evening, Magic Roundabout (even better when I started to get the Adult humour - Someone should get Serge Danot Knighted) and Roobarb.
Fave Comic - Marvel daredevil
Fave Sweetie - Bon Bons (toffee)
Fave Honey - Ah well that would be telling!
 

F106

Lantern Swinger
we had it tough my mam used to get my clothes from the army n navy stores i was the only fucka in my class dressed as a japanese admiral :(
 

ex_wasp_L2

Lantern Swinger
KATWEEZIL said:
Quite a few for me...



Lhanbride Primary School - Christmas Parties and Mrs Simpson with whom at the tender age of eight I was in love with.

Lossiemouth - East Beach, any time of the year

Elgin - Cooper park - Gang fights with the incoming Crab kids, we always won.

bloody hell kat you must be from the dark side of the county, I was raised on the proper side namely Forres :thumright:
 

NZ_Bootneck

War Hero
andym said:
You were lucky!All we had when we were kids was lumps of coal washed ashore and picked up by us to play with!!!!
LOL, typical Yorkshireman :money: . Johnnie Seven, I'd have given Spartan a run for his money Brap Brap, full auto with a grenade to follow..BOOM..Bikes had to be a Chopper with an aerial and tail of some description :afro: ..Clothes Ben Sherman (or knock off from Wembley Market), Harrington jacket, jeans any brand but Tesco Bombers :rambo: :rambo: and Docs or Monkey Boots.
Hardly at home in summer, out and about causing nausea for some poor fecker :dwarf:
NZB
 
Stripey_G said:
andym said:
rosinacarley said:

LUXURY!We used to dream of a book!

DREAM, DREAM!!!????? LUXURY.....all we had were nightmares!!

You're complaining about NIGHTMARES????? Stripey

We had to rise an hour before midnight, do our homework, scrub out the kitchen and then to school until 8pm, then more work until midnight!!! The same every night..... Oooohhhh aaaarrrrr it were hard!

Pleasures...


Riding my Raleigh Chopper down the steep winding road

sledging in the snow (home made slidge of course - much more fun when things are home made... er, except belted woolen keks (did they really exist :eek: )

chemistry and electronics sets.... home made crystal and one valve radio sets... :) home made ink using sodium cyanide and potassium ferrocyanide.... can children buy chemistry sets with cyanide in these days?

British Bulldog..... grazed knees were one of the less painful hazards of growing up

Monopoly..... buying hotels on the purple and blue streets (My Monopoly board dates from c.1941 when dice were apparently unavailable, so it has a spinny card wheel thingy instead, wooden houses, etc)

Blowing up the school toilets in the 6th form huts... strong urine and sodium metal do not mix, as we discovered.....

Reading.... and more reading.... and watching Tom & Jerry and later the Clangers on TV, but that's another tale............
 

Stripey_G

War Hero
F106 said:
we had it tough my mam used to get my clothes from the army n navy stores i was the only fucka in my class dressed as a japanese admiral :(


PMSL F106.....Very funny!! (but did bring back the memories...I was a ferking German Paratrooper with shorts!!)
 

ronalder

Lantern Swinger
janner said:
Being a war baby I was depraved......didn't have any goodies either

I grew up during the war as well, but I don't remember being depraved, a bit degenerate perhaps, but never depraved. That came much later, just after I joined the mob.
 

alanbach

Lantern Swinger
Wiping my arse with a half sheet of the Radio Times...no bog paper then
Stuffing a down pipe from the roof with paper and lighting it to hear it Whoooo....can't do it now with PVC downpipes!
Playing Catty and Doggy in the gooly/back lane....not a sex game by the way!
Walking through the snow during the 1947 winter to get bread and milk.
Collecting various types of milk bottle tops...made of cardboard with the names of the dairy where it was bottled.
Making butter for my mother by shaking the top of the milk after pouring it into a Heinz salad cream bottle....did wonders for building up my w***ing action LOL
Hell I could go on and on :whew:
 

bigbaddog

Banned
Made a few of these with old pram wheels. Drove 'em down the slipway
where I used to live....straight into the sea (Eddie Kidd - eat your heart out)

 
Collecting Civil war cards with Confederate dollar bills in with them.
Victor and Valiant comics
Saturday afternoon film shows at the local flea pit,all coming out afterwards as robots or knightsorcowboys etc depending on the picture.
Typhoo monkey show in the local village hall.
Wollen balaclavs knitted by granma for the winter.
Home made carts and dens in a hole in the ground.
Mavis Riley!!!!!!!!
 

F106

Lantern Swinger
we did a terrible thing once we shat on someones doorstep put a pile of newspaper on it set it alight knocked the door n scarpered and watched from a safe distance wen the occupant opened the door seen the flames n stamped it out eeeeewwwww was brilliant at the time pissed laffin all day
 
NHS Specs, made me look like Joe 90.
Mittens with string through the sleeves of yer jacket (POWTR was not amused, it was my No.s 1's)
Perma-snot hanging from each nostril
My mates big sister.......phwoarr.......(I was 11/12-ish, she was 14/15)
'Helping' my dad by painting his Wolseley windscreen, with white gloss.
Drinking too much Irn Bru, getting hyper and puking everywhere, after being able to burp the alphabet!
 
Snorkel Parka coats
The kids thermos flasks with super heroes on
Going to catch prawns in the sea with a net my Dad made out of a bamboo pole, coat hanger and an old stocking.
Clipping a playing card on to your bike wheel with a clothes peg to make it sound like a motorbike.
Using a pen knife to scrape those red rolls of caps and make them go bang (working out that it hurts when using your fingernail)
Great fun to get a box of matches and set fire to it.
Hanging round the public heads............ ah, enough nostalgia for now.
 

KATWEEZIL

Lantern Swinger
ex_wasp_L2 said:
KATWEEZIL said:
Quite a few for me...



Lhanbride Primary School - Christmas Parties and Mrs Simpson with whom at the tender age of eight I was in love with.

Lossiemouth - East Beach, any time of the year

Elgin - Cooper park - Gang fights with the incoming Crab kids, we always won.

bloody hell kat you must be from the dark side of the county, I was raised on the proper side namely Forres :thumright:

...Nah too many spawn of the sidewalker's running around that end of the county, Lossie was better, untill it got Crab-Infested :thumright:

Miss it something rotten :crying:
 
Massive Wagon Wheels!
And Texan Bars (gotta chew)
Space Dust on yer tongue :)
Watching Hart to Hart on a Sunday before bed :)
Camberwick Green et al (Loved that parody in Life on Mars)
My mums flowery yellow rubber swimming hat (FFS Don't splash her!) :D

Wrote off my Raleigh Commando trying to jump tin cans


Going on holiday to Spain and eating egg 'n' chips because my dad "don't like foreign food" :D
 
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