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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

David M I think you are right it had a smiling little boy on the wrapper?

Oly, strange I think the same about Wagon Wheels they are more like run flat spares now.

Otto earlier than me reaching financial independence, that was some increase, but agree on size.
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OMO washing powder.

Eagle comic.

Outside lavatories.

Smoked cod (rather than the dyed cod you get now days).

Blackberries picked from the brambles in the park.
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Kippers for tea on Saturday, followed by buttered bread smothered with black treacle.

I still enjoy it from time to time.

As somebody else said, chicken was only eaten on special occasions such as Christmas and Easter. We seemed to live on a diet of fatty beef and fatty lamb, except on Fridays when we always had fish.

Is it any wonder that the nation's cardiac health was so bad in those days?

I also remember my mother force feeding me with a large spoonful of Cod Liver Oil every morning, on the promise that it was 'good for me'. I suppose I should be grateful but it tasted horrible.
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Actually, animal fat isn't bad for you any more .

Just don't put sugar on it .
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When my Mum was a child, beef dripping on toast was a regular treat; she's 88 now.
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

"OMO washing powder."

Legend has it that a packet of OMO placed in the front facing kitchen window was an invitation for socialising - "Old Man Out"
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"OMO washing powder."

Legend has it that a packet of OMO placed in the front facing kitchen window was an invitation for socialising - "Old Man Out"
What, so the girls could all get together for coffee?
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Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I think my mum used to be a Muslim. In all the pictures taken of her from that time, she always wore a head scarf.
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I think my mum used to be a Muslim back then. In all the pictures of her taken back then she was wearing a head scarf.
Head scarves seemed to be very popular attire for ladies back then, possibly to hide the curlers underneath!
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Head scarves seemed to be very popular attire for ladies back then, possibly to hide the curlers underneath!
Just what I was thinking.
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Policemen on Rayleigh bikes
Kids hanging outside pubs
Hopscotch on the pavement
Coal Dust
Travelling Knife sharpeners
Gobstoppers
Making fire lighters from diagonally folded newspapers
Tin Can Tommy
The Wizard - Roy of the Rovers
Wringers
Penny for the Guy (Sisters made good guys with a touch of shoe polish.
Paraffin heaters
Chanting times tables
Birds & Bees from biology teacher
Many, many family sayings. 'Mum, that Cyril Washbrook's famous and a really good cricketer'. 'Yes, his mum used to do my mum's washing'.
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Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

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Since the world's been turning
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Educating Archie - The Glums
Ray's a Laugh -
Black & White Minstrels
Neddie Seagoon
Jollop
Billy Cotton - Sunday Lunchtime
Hey round the Corner, behind the bush..........
Billy Fury
Alma Cogan (yuck)
Camp Coffee
No phone
Gas anaesthetic at the dentist
Paper Rounds
'Take the first one you come to on the plate'.
Cissies
Bomb sites and flying bricks
Captain Marvel
Bernard Braden and his Family
Arthur Askey
Condensed Milk

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Billy Cotton - Sunday Lunchtime
..... Followed by World Wide Family Favourites, with requests for people in far flung parts of the jolly old British Empire.

Oh, and Dick Barton, Special Agent.

Dixon of Dock Green.

Z-Cars.

Crossroads.
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How much is that Doggie in the Window?
Mambo Italiano
Donald Peers
The Shadows
Rock Island Line
Tea Chest, broom stick and string
Woggles
Broken Biscuits
Cockles and mussels
Chivers Jelly
First Banana
Blancmange
"Mr Coleman got rich from the mustard people left on their plates" - Old English Proverb
Truncated names Vi - Flo - Gert- Bert
Mrs Henn - got no food, my Arry's going to 'ave air pie and windy pudding.
Dropped handlebar envy
Derailleur gears, yes - Sturmey Archer, no

This thread is driving me crazy!

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