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It’s been 65 years since seven countries participated in the first-ever Eurovision Song Contest....

UK Eurovision Winners: how many do you remember?

With everything retro and vintage hugely on trend right now – think light brown...

70s drinks making a comeback

Most Brits have been brought up with at least a modicum of good manners...

Mind your manners!

You might have noticed a few things here and there – maybe it was...

Roller-skating, Farrah Fawcett hair and disco: Why are the 1970s back in fashion?
In pictures: 73 years of married life for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh celebrated 73 years of married life last year....

How a Vintage Cash Cow customer made over £1,800 from a Spring Clear Out – and so can you…

Julia Farcas, a 69 year-old woman from Richmond Upon Thames decided to clear out...

Step back in time: to 1955

This is a year marked by shifts in leadership and further advances to home life....

Youth Hostelling: the affordable way to explore the countryside

For many young people during the 1950s and early 1960s cycling was the only...

The wonder of the Tomorrow’s World programme

A forward-thinking television series showcasing new developments in science and technology, Tomorrow’s World, first...

Playground Memories

If you grew up in a town and you weren’t playing outside on old...

Memories of sport at school

From jumping over benches in the school hall aged 6 to flaying about on...

School dinners – did you love them or hate them?

Cooked from scratch without the benefit of fridges, freezers or dishwashers, legendary dinner ladies...

“I wanna tell you a story…”

With 30 gold discs, 20 Royal Variety Performances, acting and presenting in his repertoire,...

Best British Movies of the 80s

Some of the most heartwarming, life-affirming movies of the 1980s were homegrown. The community...

Shirley Temple – Hollywood’s biggest child star

Shirley Temple who died seven years ago today was Hollywood’s biggest child star. Singing...

Classic songs from movies

We have put together an eclectic mix of some fabulous songs from some equally...

Legwarmers – the 80s fashion trend

The long thick footless sock originally worn by dancers to help keep their lower...

“Number, please?”

With the rapid expansion of the telephone network in early 20th century UK, The...

Home grown soft rock bands of the 1970s

Some of the most influential and groundbreaking bands of the ’70s were formed by...

The age of the Mods and Rockers

The baby boomers of the 1960s were the first post-war generation to reach their...

5 of our best loved children’s TV programmes of the 1960s

If this reawakens some childhood memories, then you are just the right age to...

Evening all! Our choice of top British TV cop shows

There is nothing better the British public like watching more than a good old...

Have you got a life story to share?

We have just added a new section to our Showcase called Silversurfers Life Stories....

A few of our favourite performances by the late, great Fred Astaire

Appearing in a staggering 31 movie musicals between 1933 and 1968 dancer, actor and...

Old-fashioned fizzy pop

In the 1760s Dr Joseph Priestly discovered how to artificially carbonate water. By 1833...

Risqué musicals which shocked London’s West End

Two musicals which touched on taboo subjects in the late sixties and early seventies...

Things could always be worse! Remembering the Big Freeze of 1963

With the past week seeing snow in many places in the UK coinciding with...

Which dance troupe do you remember?

Top of the pops first aired on 1st January 1964 and ran until 30th...

From bling to blue: A look back at some of the Queen’s Christmas Message outfits through the decades

While Duchess of Cambridge might frequently make the headlines for her fashion triumphs, when...

How did the Christmas orange become a festive tradition?

Many of us pop a satsuma, tangerine, clementine, or mandarin into our festive stockings...

Almost 90 years of the Chocolate Orange

I for one always put a Chocolate Orange, alongside the traditional clementine and chocolate...

Lozenges and pastilles for sore throats and coughs – Sweets or medicine?

Coughs and colds abound at this time of year with lots of us buying...

Early Christmas Memories

Many of us will be tucking into a traditional Christmas dinner on the 25th...

A look back at the best sitcoms of the 70s

Though viewers might not have realised it back then, the 70s were a golden...

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