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Things you never see anymore

Post 121

You can call me TC

The dot at the end of the evening's TV programmes.
Big black British passports with the coat of arms in gold
My feet
Bath buns - I make my own, but not often
Record players? - they call them turntables these days and there's plenty around.
June bugs
Mice (the rats have taken over in our garden)


So which of these "things you don't see any more" are sadly missed, and which ones are we better off without. And - most important - which one are we going to campaign for the revival of?


Things you never see anymore

Post 122

Hathornefer (ACE) Near miss - isnt that what you'd call a hit

I used to have to use those 8" floppies at work - now I feel old. Dang!smiley - wah

smiley - biggrinHow about shop bought software fitting on 1 floppy disk.

smiley - biggrin... or on a cassette (like music ones)

smiley - biggrinGlass in phone boxes as opposed to plastic, or smashed plastic. (Soon to be do you remember phone boxessmiley - winkeye)

smiley - biggrinHow about blue police telephone boxes (not just the Tardis)

smiley - biggrinGreen wooden shelters for cab drivers.

smiley - biggrin Sawdust on pub floors.

smiley - biggrinPavement not covered in chewing gum.

smiley - biggrinHigh streets that do not have a 'set of golden arches.'


Things you never see anymore

Post 123

Stuart

Her name is Carole Hersee.

See:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1282160.stm

Stuart


Things you never see anymore

Post 124

Stuart

Whoops, should have read all the backlog before replying.

That last post was in relation to the name of the girl on the defunct Test Card that you never see anymore.

Stuart


Things you never see anymore

Post 125

The Groob

Kelly Monteith.


Things you never see anymore

Post 126

Just Justin... (ACE)

Ooh! I've thought of a few more...

In schools, you don't see wooden 30CM rulers... Metal and plastic, yes, but not wooden...

also those massive one meter rulers that teachers always had...

J.J


Things you never see anymore

Post 127

David

We're not allowed those big board rulers any more, I don't think. Throwing board rubbers is out, too, and PE teachers aren't allowed to flick wet towels to encourage the taking of showers.


Things you never see anymore

Post 128

ChiKiSpirit -- A1008604

ten of cups


Things you never see anymore

Post 129

The Groob

Rusty Lee


Things you never see anymore

Post 130

Granny Weatherwax - ACE - Hells Belle, Mother-in-Law from the Pit - Haunting near you on Saturday

The Galloping Gourmet - Graham Kerr


Things you never see anymore

Post 131

The Groob

Songs going straight into the chart at number one because they are good.


Things you never see anymore

Post 132

ChiKiSpirit -- A1008604

patience


Things you never see anymore

Post 133

The Groob

Derek Griffiths


Things you never see anymore

Post 134

ChiKiSpirit -- A1008604

normal noses (well hopefully not today anyway)


Things you never see anymore

Post 135

The Groob

Dogs running on the pitch at football matches.


Things you never see anymore

Post 136

azahar

scrabble games with wooden tiles . . .

re: the previous posting about sawdust on pub floors, this is still very common here in Spain smiley - smiley

(or is this only things you don't see anymore in England?)


Things you never see anymore

Post 137

Hathornefer (ACE) Near miss - isnt that what you'd call a hit

I guess its what YOU never see anymore - so if youre in Spain it is things you never see in Spain smiley - biggrin Where I am the sawdust thing is no more.

Something else you never see these days is.......
smiley - sillythe morning postman (he arrives somewhere around 3pm these days)

Hath
x


Things you never see anymore

Post 138

azahar

this one has to be universal - a plumber! smiley - smiley


Things you never see anymore

Post 139

The Groob

Public information films.


Things you never see anymore

Post 140

You can call me TC

Did any good song ever go straight to number one? It was usually the hyped up trash - even back in the old days.


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