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

“I wanna tell you a story…”

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

Best British Movies of the 80s

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

Shirley Temple – Hollywood’s biggest child star

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

Classic songs from movies
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...

Street Hawkers of the 1950s

Hawkers generally sold goods from a hand cart or horse-drawn cart and peddlers sold...

Learning to read with Janet and John

If you were at infant school in the UK during the 1950s and 1960s...

In pictures: 73 years of married life for the Queen

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are celebrating 73 years of married life. Their...

Early British holiday camps – which ones did you visit?

With staycations the new norm and the traditional British seaside holiday making a comeback,...

Iconic Album Covers of the 1970s

Hand in hand with some of music’s most iconic tunes, the 70s boast album...

The best of Top Of The Pops

It’s more than a decade since music chart programme Top Of The Pops last...

Early talent shows

Opportunity Knocks and New Faces were the forerunners to the many X-Factor and Britain’s...

Five British female pop singers of the 1970s

America had the lion’s share of female pop stars during the 1970s with the...

Remember these advertising mascots?

Logos can make or break a brand so when you hit on one that...

Animal Shows of the 1960’s

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

Take a look back at 1977

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

The remarkable durability of the food processor

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

John Lennon at 80: His life in pictures

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

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