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

Which dance troupe do you remember?

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

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

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

How did the Christmas orange become a festive tradition?

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

Almost 90 years of the Chocolate Orange
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...

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...

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....

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...

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