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by Mikeor
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Do you remember TV or Radio programmes?
Topic: Bring back TOMORROW'S WORLD
Replies: 0
Views: 638


The Gadget Show is a poor successor which is now degenerating into pure rubbish. Bring back guys like Raymond Baxter, Judith Hann, and James Burke.
by Mikeor
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Toys from the past
Topic: Trix Construction Sets
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Views: 805

Trix Construction Sets

In many ways better than Meccano, Trix was the thinking boy's construction set. Not only did the bare metal look better than the garish colours of Meccano, but the basic pieces, with their distinctive triple holes, we're much sturdier when assembled. And there were very few 'ready-made' components -...
by Mikeor
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Toys from the past
Topic: Juneero anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 4210

Re: Juneero anyone?

Juneero was not just the 'poor man's Meccano. It was basically different in that you had to make your own components from scratch and not just bolt things together. The tool enabled kids to get the idea of tapping their own threads on blank rod, etc. And items you made didn't have to be dismantled t...
by Mikeor
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Do you remember?
Topic: Dancehalls...
Replies: 0
Views: 1564


...with LIVE BIG BANDS. I met most of my girlfriends on the dance floor. It was a question of approaching a girl you didn't know and asking "Would you like to dance". It wasn't very often you had the answer "Drop dead!". When I tell my great-granddaughters about this, they can't believe it

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