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I remember Vesta curries - and they're still available but either my memory is playing tricks or they're not as good as they used to be. Our radiogram had a "magic eye" tuning indicator.

Sterilised milk was indeed available, it came in a bottle with a crown cap (like a beer bottle) and tasted disgusting. I suppose it was an early version of UHT milk - which is equally disgusting!
Ahh yes. 'Magic eye' tuning indicators. They were fascinating things, and worked well as level controls as there was no inertia, and no moving parts. I have a couple in my bits box somewhere.

Sterilised milk was indeed a forerunner of today's UHT milk. I cannot remember now whether it tasted disgusting or just didn't taste of anything at all. Sterilised milk only ever came in the skimmed variety which was tasteless and disgusting anyway, and like school cabbage was boiled to within an inch of its life. I would rather have my tea or coffee black, thank you.

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The UHT process has improved massively over the years, and I believe the milk is now only heated for a very short time.
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Sorry did I mention ice on the inside of the windows?
Oh yes.

And the only central heating was the Aga in the kitchen - long before they became must-have fashion accessories for the nouveau riche living in their home counties barn conversions with his 'n hers Range Rovers parked outside.

I used to like sitting on ours if it wasn't too hot, but my mother always warned me they I would get piles!
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Tough times. If your Range Rover had to be parked outside.
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Tough times. If your Range Rover had to be parked outside.
I think you are missing the point Ian.

If the Range Rovers weren't parked outside nobody would see them, and there would be no point in spraying aerosol mud around the wheel arches.

We live not far from a tasteless yuppie / nouveau riche development of large, gated properties which is popular with footballers, property developers and suchlike. Most of the properties have at least a double garage, but they only ever house the au pair's Fiat 500 and perhaps their offspring's Mini Cooper. The Porsches, 7-Series BMW's and S Class Mercs are parked out on the sweeping driveways to be admired by the neighbours.
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I think you are missing the point Ian.

If the Range Rovers weren't parked outside nobody would see them, and there would be no point in spraying aerosol mud around the wheel arches.

We live not far from a tasteless yuppie / nouveau riche development of large, gated properties which is popular with footballers, property developers and suchlike. Most of the properties have at least a double garage, but they only ever house the au pair's Fiat 500 and perhaps their offspring's Mini Cooper. The Porsches, 7-Series BMW's and S Class Mercs are parked out on the sweeping driveways to be admired by the neighbours.
Ah I see. I'm a bit naive you see. But I live in BMW country. And the offspring get top of the range++ BMW, Porsche and Mercedes. And think they are special.
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Ah I see. I'm a bit naive you see.
And I am cynical.

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But I live in BMW country. And the offspring get top of the range++ BMW, Porsche and Mercedes. And think they are special.
And no doubt an iPhone or three?

I always thought that was just a British phenomena, but clearly am wrong.

I have nothing against BMW, Porsche, Mercedes et al, who make some fine cars, but where is the originality? These people just seem follow the herd as everyone else.
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And I am cynical.
And no doubt an iPhone or three?
No. The iPhone is a UK, US thing. Not here in mainland Europe.
But there is no shortage of shallow jerks and snobs. Munich is famous for it.
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Mrs Dale
Festival of Britain
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Elvis, Tommy Steele, Lonnie Donegan
Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney, Dennis Compton
Standing in the rain on Coronation Day on Picadilly
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Frido Footballs
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A cat named 'Little Mo', catsmeat lady, 'ol rag and lumber'
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Luncheon meat in little jars.
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

and Shippams Fish Paste and other meat packed in small narrow jars. Still made in Chichester although the factory and offices have now been converted into apartments.
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

School dinners and Milk....best invention EVER..loved all of them....no one ever sent mashed potato (or anything else) back for pigswill as all the leftovers headed down the table to ME...he he......I could have stayed there all afternoon eating the puddings..........BTW...the Cabbage was one of the best bits...still is.
What a day....
get up...breakfast..
off to school for a couple of hours...free Milk.
another couple of hours...FREE food..
two more hours...run home for tea..
out to play in fields etc for couple of hours...
Supper...bed.

Sardine and Tomato paste sarnies good as well

50's and 60's....iced up windows for about 3 months as only heat was the one coal fire in back room...heated water as well.

Stera milk was put in Tea and "camp" type coffee and other milk for cereals/ puddings and drinking.
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Roy Rogers & Hopalong
Journey into Space
Dick Barton - Special Agent
Scout Camp pulling a Trek Cart - predated furniture van
Burl Ives - The Runaway Train'
Passing of George VI
Star, News and Standerrred
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Saturday morning pictures (kids' cinema club).

Radio Luxembourg (after sunset).

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and Shippams Fish Paste and other meat packed in small narrow jars. Still made in Chichester although the factory and offices have now been converted into apartments.
I remember those although I'd never have remembered the brand.

Wasn't there a brand of margarine called Stork?
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