Do you remember –
When shoes used to be soled and heeled when they got worn? Nowadays, of course, shoes get thrown away and cobblers have long since disappeared from their little shops down the back alleys of the city.
When green grapes had pips and we used to debate whether you could eat them or were they poisonous?
When the Co-op gave stamps towards their ‘divi’.
When we had to have our daily spoonful of the foul tasting cod-liver oil.
The black and white Pathe News reel between the short film and the feature film at the cinema.
Free orange juice for young children to help them get their Vitamin C.
Free milk for young children – distributed at school break time – to build healthy young bones and teeth.
Black jacks, fruit salads, bulls’ eyes, toasted coconut teacakes, white chocolate mice, sherbert dips, parma violets, mint humbugs.
Silly putty, slinkies, dinky toys, meccano, train sets, Mr Potato Head, hula hoops, duzzy felt and play-doh.
Farthings and threepenny bits.
Family games like beetle; card games like Newmarket and Rummy; and board games like Monopoly.
Cream soda and sarsaparilla.
Ice cream in cones or wafers.
When nostalgia was something old people indulged in!
What other sweets, games and toys do you recall from your childhood?
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