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Anybody Remember?

White dog poo, Onion Johnny, Nordocks, Sta prest, Clarks Wayfinders, Barley sugar twists, Tab Cola, Mint Cracknel, Texan Bars, Spangles (the square white mint ones with the hole? Old English?), Opal Fruits, Freddie “Parrot Face” Davis, Johnny Morris, How!, Magpie, rose hip syrup (and getting paid for collecting rose hips), the Alpine lemonade/ginger lorry (a phenomenon confined to west central Scotland), Red Kola, Aztec bars, Ford Anglias, Morris Travellers, men in turbans selling household goods from suitcases, cars with crank starting handles, blacksmiths, chimney sweeps, knife sharpeners, Tintawn carpets, parquet floors.

Eight track cassettes, k-tel records, big slippers,  x-ray specs, Brentford Nylons, Presto, Safeway, Fine Fare, Galbraiths, Exchange and Mart, Green Flash, Zoom ice lollies, Alf Tupper, Braddock VC, Adam Eterno, The Time Tunnel, pound notes, pre decimal currency, Creamola Foam, Nesquick, powdered instant coffee, Ford Cortinas, Austin Cambridge, Fina Petrol, Hot Wheels, Scalectrix, Subbuteo, secondary double glazing, nylon sheets, mothballs, petrol pump attendants, a single and a match, Youngers Tartan Special, Breaker Malt Liquor and Piper Export?

ETA….and I have done it again by reproducing something I have already reproduced here! I’ll try to be better next week!