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Please do type your personal memories of the 1970s here. Family holidays, board games, school dinners. Posts will be moderated - so on with the marigolds and keep it clean! Name/Location:
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Memories of the 70s:

 
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Michael/Brighton:

Grebo or smoothie? Question asked on first day at secondary school in 1972. Better give the right answer or you’d get a ‘swirlie’ (head down the toilet). Cheap imitation parka from the market, brown & orange shoes with half-inch platforms. Bedroom with paisley wallpaper, probably left-over from the 60s. Massive Pye radiogram in the front room. Glam in the early ’70s, punk and reggae made things bearable later on. Three TV channels … but they showed good films in those days. You got an education from the Hitchcocks, Hammers, Universal horrors, screwball comedies and weird stuff like Unman, Wittering and Zigo.

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Jenny in Brighton:

Living in the centre of London, where there was lots of building going on. I think they were still sorting out bombed out sites from WW2. I thought there were dinosaurs wandering the streets. For some reason, this didn’t bother me!

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As a 75er, my ’70s memories are sadly a bit scant, but I do remember my Tiny Tears doll & Golly (though we didn’t call ‘em that then, o’ course, & apallingly) plus there was my Fisher Price record player & pull-along wooden dog. Seems I did nowt but play in the ’70s. Check out the wallpaper, carpet & vase in this pic of yours truly – not a million miles from some of your threads, Derek…

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Alexa from Colchester:
Mountains of rubbish!!!

 
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Jimmy, Cardiff:
Going to the tip with my Dad to dig out old pram wheels to make a bogie.

 
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Steve from Gillingham:
Paisley shirts with matching bow-ties. And my little patent t-bar school sandals. Vivid geometric brown and green wallpaper in the hallway at home. Hornsea pottery. Mum’s glass-topped hostess trolley.

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Madeleine, MK:
I was born in 1976, so I don’t remember much.
Apart from those family pictures where we were all wearing brown.
And the coal man making deliveries.

 
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Getting stripy straws full of milkshake powder off the milkman.
Watch out, watch out, there’s a Humphrey about!

 
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Trying on my parent’s big wellie boots up to the knees. I grew into them.

 
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