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In a time before significant foreign travel, the places and animals featured in these...

Animal Shows of the 1960’s

1977 was a tumultuous year with many highs and lows. Modern life as we...

Take a look back at 1977

Food processors are a labour-saving invention that have been in our kitchens since the...

The remarkable durability of the food processor

Today would have marked the 80th birthday of the late Beatles star John Lennon....

John Lennon at 80: His life in pictures
The invasion of the duvet: the ’10-second bed’

Duvets are as commonplace now as mobile phones but it wasn’t always the case....

In Pictures: Final flight – Heathrow waves goodbye to BA’s Boeing 747s

The two double-deckers, also known as a jumbo jet or as the Queen of...

Cardigan crooners – Perry Como, Val Doonican and Andy Williams

These easy-going cardigan wearing singers of the 50s, 60s and 70s achieved musical success...

Clickety-clack – the rise and fall of the typewriter

Not so very many years ago the clickety-clack of the typewriter was a common...

Three must have toys of the late 60’s

Take a look at these three toys that took the late 60’s and early...

Crisps – which was your favourite brand?

With flavours too numerous to mention and a growing trend for healthier versions, crisps...

Early TV Game Shows

If your family were lucky enough to have a television set in the 1950’s...

1973 – a year of technological firsts

Although memories of 1973 in the UK may be blighted by inflation, increasing unemployment...

Donny Osmond or David Cassidy – who was your pin-up?

Early seventies pop heartthrobs Donny Osmond and David Cassidy adorned many a teenager’s bedroom...

New stamps to mark 100th birthday of Rupert Bear

Royal Mail is issuing a set of stamps to mark the 100th birthday of...

David who? How many can you remember?

From pop stars to actors, environmentalists to broadcasters, how many Davids can you remember?...

Green Shield Stamps – did you collect them?

Green Shield Stamps seemed to be everywhere during the sixties and seventies and the...

A handful of the most enduring toys from the 1960’s and 1970’s

From modelling kits to coiled springs, murder mystery games and infuriating puzzles the 60’s...

Popular card games and their origins

For centuries people have got together around campfires, dining room tables, on ships and...

Step back in time: to 1961

Take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic look at life back in...

Washing machines: a brief history

Before running water and electricity washing the household clothes would take a staggering amount...

‘Doing the step’ with a Donkey Stone

For people of a certain age, the Donkey Stone remains a memory of mills...

Our love affair with ice cream – but where did it all begin?

Soft scoop, hard scoop, in a cone, with a flake, in the shape of...

Memorable TV Adverts – which is your favourite?

The first television advert in the UK was broadcast almost 65 years ago –...

Spaghetti Westerns – how many do you remember?

In the late 60’s almost half the films produced in Italy were westerns, with...

From frozen fish fingers to vegan cuisine: Food trends through the decades

It appears we’ve come full circle – nostalgic foods and kitchen classics like quiches...

Do you remember the rag-and-bone man with his horse and cart?

These enigmatic figures ringing a brass hand bell and calling out ‘rag n’ bone!’...

Milestones and events of the Queen’s long reign

As the Queen reaches 25,000 days on the throne, here are some of the...

Step back in time: to 1977

Welcome back to the 70s; 1977 marked the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, and all over...

Vera Lynn: Forces sweetheart who stirred the hearts of millions

Forces sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn stirred the hearts of millions with songs and a...

Fisher-Price at 90: See how children’s toys have changed over the decades

A brief history of toys, through the lens of one of our longest serving...

Hair and fashion trends from the 60s

The 60s was a decade full of eclectic styles and experimental trends. From mod...

Queen Elizabeth II at 94

The Queen is celebrating her 94th birthday –  today we’re looking back at memories...

From the first Baby Burco to the Rev-Robe suitcase: 8 mid-century items every household had

A new book, Granny’s Kitchen Cupboard, gives a remarkable glimpse into the home-shopping trends...

Step back in time: to 1991

Take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic look back at 1991. Life...

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