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481 of 497  Thu 8th Dec 2016 2:07pm  
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Midland Red
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487 of 497  Tue 20th Dec 2016 1:28pm  
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Old photos of Christmas shopping - Coventry Telegraph
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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488 of 497  Tue 20th Dec 2016 2:31pm  
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Great photos MR, 1962, I was sure to be amongst all those shoppers, hubby was at home minding our new baby and there was I living it up in Dolcis. ! Roll eyes
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MisterD-Di
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489 of 497  Tue 20th Dec 2016 3:49pm  
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I'm sure I would have been there too, Dreamtime. Memories of being dragged around the shops by my mother (and sometimes father too) in the early 60s. After that it would have been studiously avoided, usually by being at Highfield Road. Those photos do remind us of a time when the city centre was busy and vibrant, back in the days when we actually celebrated Christmas. A few things of note from them: On Picture No.4 that is certainly no VW Beetle, it is an Isetta bubble car. I can't imagine they were much use for towing with its 300cc single cylinder engine. On Picture No.7, on the stall to the right, appears to be a display of peppers. I never remember seeing them anywhere when I was a child so I'm surprised they seem to have been popular at that time. As for Picture No.9, good grief! A middle aged man snogging a 15-year-old girl under the mistletoe in what looked rather more than a seasonal peck on the cheek. I would think that it would be sufficient to see him arrested now! It just looks a bit creepy and uncomfortable. Oh my
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Midland Red
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490 of 497  Thu 22nd Dec 2016 6:57pm  
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Christmas is saved Cheers They've had a Lemsip and flown by helicopter to Sandringham. Phewww! Wink
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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491 of 497  Fri 23rd Dec 2016 10:49am  
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Something a little different. Christmas 1946 I attended a carol service in Jerusalem, to get to it we had to travel 40 miles there, 40 miles back, in a ten ton truck over a mountainous terrain, at least the padre was pleased.
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Wearethemods
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492 of 497  Sat 28th Jan 2017 11:03am  
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Wandering around the Shopping Precinct last weekend on our visit, we were surprised to see the Christmas Lights and Decorations still up, plus banners advertising the Pantomime which finished early January! The lights on the trees in Broadgate still lit up at dusk!
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AD
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493 of 497  Sat 28th Jan 2017 1:52pm  
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I swear that there are some that are never taken down - just turned off.
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argon
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494 of 497  Thu 13th Dec 2018 1:09pm  
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Seeing the frantic rushing about today, to buy up everything in the shops before Christmas makes me wonder how modern families would deal with the wartime and postwar Christmas. I know that many of the forum members lived through that period as children and know the real pleasure on Christmas Day of finding a present that was probably home-made by a parent or friend (or even second hand). Nonetheless it was still treasured. Christmas dinner would still be made special in some way despite the rationing or postwar shortages. A lot of ingenuity was used by mothers at that time to make it special. Even postwar the shortages made it difficult to celebrate. I remember that even lemonade was on allocation for some time after the war. The comic annuals for children were still on allocation and any child would be lucky to get a Beano or Dandy Annual. For the grown ups there was still a shortage of cigarettes and tobacco and most luxury items. Sweets were were still on ration, and ice cream a very rare treat, well after the war. I would not like to see the present generation suffer those restrictions but it would be nice to see some restraint in the general over-indulgence of the modern Christmas.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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495 of 497  Thu 13th Dec 2018 4:32pm  
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A good post Argon and very debateable. Today - they have never had it so good.
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