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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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256 of 266  Thu 7th Jul 2016 4:14pm  
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Does anyone remember those infernal tubes that made a ghastly howling noise when children swung them around?
Just old and knackered

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dutchman
Spon End
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257 of 266  Thu 7th Jul 2016 5:58pm  
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Lasso d'amor or "Whirly Tube". Smile
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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258 of 266  Mon 11th Jul 2016 4:39pm  
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Does any one remember those three sided glass lengths that held bits of coloured bits of paper that gave fantastic shapes?
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Helen F
Warrington
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259 of 266  Mon 11th Jul 2016 9:04pm  
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Do you mean a kaleidoscope? Quite amazing before we had colour TV and computers. Happy
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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260 of 266  Tue 12th Jul 2016 10:23am  
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Helen F. The very word I was looking for, had it on the tip of my tongue for hours, just couldn't spit it out.
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Old Lincolnian
Coventry
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261 of 266  Tue 12th Jul 2016 5:08pm  
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I don't think I've mentioned this before but in the late 60's my grandma saw an advert for something to turn a black and white TV into a colour one. As it was only a few coppers she sent for one. When it arrived it turned out to be a piece of coloured transparent paper the same size as the television, the bottom third was green (grass), the top third blue (sky) and the middle third brown (?). She persevered with if for about a week before agreeing she'd been conned and sticking it in the bin Big grin Edited by member, 12th Jul 2016 5:09 pm
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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262 of 266  Tue 12th Jul 2016 7:13pm  
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I went to a house once who had a glass screen in front of the TV like that, I think it was just blue and green. I think they liked it but I didn't. They had the horse racing on!
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pixrobin
Canley
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263 of 266  Wed 13th Jul 2016 7:19am  
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They use somewhat the same principle to give you colour pictures on your 21st century digital camera. No matter that your camera may have 16 million pixels each individual pixel is covered in a red, green, or blue filter.
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Slim
Coventry a bit
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264 of 266  Tue 9th Aug 2016 9:29am  
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On 3rd Mar 2016 8:12pm, SueL said: So, for the first 4 decades of my life, I lived in Green Lane and Canley Road (can anybody remember Tom Quinn and The Herald?) with a very brief excursion to Foxford Crescent in Aldermans Green. Edited by Midland Red, 8th Mar 2016 8:51 am (SueL's memories have since been documented in their relative threads elsewhere on this forum)
Yes, Sue, since I lived in Canley Rd for about 33 years. As a young boy, walking back home from Canley Halt after school, I remember the Herald being built on what had been waste ground. I was told the pub cost £7000 to build, a lot in the sixties. The Herald was the first pub I went into and ordered a pint (actually, 3 pints), at the age of 15. Like many other pubs, the Herald closed in recent years, and was demolished. It's now a rest home for senior citizens.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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265 of 266  Sat 12th Nov 2016 2:16pm  
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On 15th Nov 2015 8:59pm, Janey said: Some programmes I recall: Mr Pastry with Richard Hearn, Bill and Ben the Flowerpot men with Little Weeeeed, Pinky and Perky, Sooty, Billy Bunter (wouldn’t be allowed today as he would be classed as clinically obese and would need counselling if he was bullied), Lassie, Fury, Crackerjack.
This site may jog some memories Thumbs up
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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266 of 266  Sun 16th Jul 2017 4:38pm  
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What about the school songs that were handed down to us. The raggle taggle gipsies-o The three little fishes, they swam and they swam all over the dam Green grow the rushes-o Incy wincy spider The birds of the air, went a sighing and a sobbing when they heard of the death of old cock robin Ring a ring of roses, we all fall down (from the plague) And many more, that shaped our lives in Coventry.
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