Retro hamper for mum.... were any of you born in the 60s or 70s? Help :)

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  • clarryd
    clarryd Posts: 636 Forumite
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    Does anyone remember SCRAPS. I had loads of scraps. You used to put them in books with loads of pages, and you tried to collect a full set. My sister has still got her books full of them. There where big winged cherubs, girls with straw hats and dungarees on and other daft sets.

    tiny tears doll (the original)

    The Simon Says game (was a round machine with 4 different colours as buttons and underneath the plastic buttons was a light and when the light flashed you had to remember the sequince and press the buttons in the same order as Simon (the machine).
  • vulpix
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    Don't remember scraps.But yes to tiny tears and Sindy.Also love beads.I had mine ceremoniously cut off at school by my form teacher...what a rebel!
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  • l_cru
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    While in Lakeland Plastics with my mum the other day she picked up on their 'nostalgic' tin range they had which brought back fond memories. If I remember they have cadburys, be-ro flour and retro radio.

    Also spotted a small spirograph set on our travels through the shops.
  • C_J
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    I saw some Aquamanda perfume last week in Debenham's - apparently it has been re-released. I'm sure I really liked this in the 70s but I think I must have been misremembering :)
  • SueMaggie
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    There's a DVD of all the scary public information firms called Charley Says

    There are also a series of DVDs on 70s kids tv - first volume is here

    Look-In was a kid's magazine about TV - you could get this book second-hand or see if you can find it in a charity shop. I bought a copy in our local Poundland a couple of years ago.

    One of these Top of the Pops albums on CD - they had absolutely nothing to do with the TV programme and the artists on them weren't the original ones, but everyone had at least one of the LPs in the house.
  • suejb2
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    A nightie made from polyester that becomes full so of static that you can see the blue sparks flying from it under the covers!
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  • qwiksave
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    For even more ideas, I have three memory boards on pinterest that may help you:

    My Childhood 1960's/70's UK:
    http://www.pinterest.com/creativenic/my-childhood-1960s-70s-uk/

    More Childhood Memories:
    http://www.pinterest.com/creativenic/more-childhood-memories-1960s70s-uk/

    and

    Memories:
    http://www.pinterest.com/winglebutt/memories/

    Altogether almost 2000 pins for you to consider!....
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  • 7roland8
    7roland8 Posts: 3,601 Forumite
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    qwiksave wrote: »
    For even more ideas, I have three memory boards on pinterest that may help you:

    My Childhood 1960's/70's UK:
    http://www.pinterest.com/creativenic/my-childhood-1960s-70s-uk/

    More Childhood Memories:
    http://www.pinterest.com/creativenic/more-childhood-memories-1960s70s-uk/

    and

    Memories:
    http://www.pinterest.com/winglebutt/memories/

    Altogether almost 2000 pins for you to consider!....


    Love your pages - so many memories.


    Had forgotten about those balancing toys - and still have Winfield books!
    Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. -- Sally Koch
  • 7roland8
    7roland8 Posts: 3,601 Forumite
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    Slideshow of 60s/70s toys - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obpIJzR8e2o
    Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. -- Sally Koch
  • pollys
    pollys Posts: 1,756 Forumite
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    Just a few more memories

    Twinkle annual
    Magic Robot Game
    Thumbelina (a soft bodied doll, pull a string on her back, pop her in her cradle and she rocked)
    Tressie (a bit like Sindy)
    Rainbow Crystals (coloured sherbet to dip a lolly or your finger in)
    Floral gums and cherry lips
    Spangles

    Such lovely memories.

    Polly
    MFW 1/5/08 £45,789 Cleared mortgage 1/02/13
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