Remember these.? All our yesterdays

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I remember my shed looking like this: :-D
My shelf looked similar in my workshop
My shelf looked similar in my workshop
The bench like my Uncle's
The bench like my Uncle's
And of course this is how I would have liked to decorate my wall: :)
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Remember the thread we had on the FCF where nostalgic stuff and memories had a home....yes rapidly disappearing into its own obscurity itself. Not a single reminisce since December 2023. Small bit of gardening from me to refresh the ground to facilitate new growth this spring...

The subject which came to mind on the back of the delightfully named "Climbing Tree Farm" which made an appearance on the "One for the railway Buffs Thread" this very day.

Climbing Trees. Probably after football one of the single most pleasurable activities of childhood.



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Doesn't appear that anyone other than yours truly has ever climbed a tree from the lack of an avalanche of memories jogged.
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Let's try Television...Back in the 60's up here we had channel 5 and Channel 8, and two magazines to cater for what was actually on those channels. You will be familiar with the Radio Times...for the establishment British Broadcasting Corporation. We were pretty special up here, in common with those North of the Border we had our own magazine for the upstart service Tyne Tees Television known as the "Viewer". In other parts of the country the more ubiquitous TV Times in regional editions, covered the Independent TV output. The ITA subsequently made the all the regional ITV companies form a single jointly-owned company, Independent Television Publications Limited (ITP), to publish TVTimes – with regional editions for each area. The new magazine started in September 1968.
For the interested here's the written word in an article about such things
https://transdiffusion.org/2014/09/29/not-the-tvtimes/

The article has many interesting pics, from various regions including this picture of "The Viewer"
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and this wonderful TV times cover from 13th December 1963.
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and here is a a lovely symphony of North East Folk Tunes...yes producing music loosely based on folk tunes didn't expire with Vaughan Williams...accompanying a bit Of TTTV history back to the Channel 8 days.

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As a wee lad we only had BBC on our telly and as a result we used to go to our next door neighbour's on Saturday afternoon to watch Cannonball!! I loved that series and it may have been a catalyst in my interest in trucking and then motoring. Bear in mind we never had a car and the first one in our family was my elder sister who bought her first car when she was 20 and I was 14. That was in World Cup year so a good 7 or 8 years after going next door!! :-D

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Need some new bed sheets, I used to sell them as a sideline business back in the sixties, it seems nobody sells them in pairs any more, hundreds listed but none in pairs. :o
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Great Mick my daughter is coming over from Maryland after Easter and I wanted new sheets for her bed, maybe I should tell her to bring them with her. :-D
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 14 Nov 2023, 12:14 A quest. Bring to the thread an original photo of a piece of Meccano :!: :-D

On a slight morse code tangent at some time or other I thought I had some sort of electrical set with a morse code tapper thing, mistakenly thinking it was part of a meccano set and was led to this....

ImageMorse code machine 1 by Gary Higgins, on Flickr

...which led on to this, what a joy to see that green tin, the spanner and the screwdriver again, first time in decades!

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I am pleased to say that after some passage of time, this long forgotten challenge was met today in Berwick-Upon-Tweed.

All Falcon Originals, Wednesday March 20th 2024, afternoon-ish.
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That morse inker is awesome!
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A very decent entertainment for the nostalgia buff is this available on UKTV play.
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Just watched the first one in the series headline feature an 80's Atari, but they are not just one subject episodes, and they also rummage around various Aladdin's caves of old audio TV and gaming electro items. These clocks caught my eye...described as Vitascope Ship Clocks made in the Isle of Man.

Not the most animated of videos but at least it shows you what one looks like. The ship "rocks" and the backdrop changes from day to night.



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Here's an opportunity for getting back some memories: :-D
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Took a picture of a vintage lawn roller today. Not an "ironcrete" as previously featured on the Trivia investigation thread ( link) but if google and bing are any use as search engines, this will be now, the only photograph or piece of information on the world wide web about this particular incarnation of the lawn roller.
"The Marlborough"
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Ironcrete-plenty of info
Burn Find..."Iron Crete"
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Of course your stately home would be more suited to an investment in The Marlborough. I remember pushing something like this round my Grandma's little patch...
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I did surmise that "the brown workcoat" was well out of vogue here...

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But is it :?:

I guess the chap from "Retro Electric Workshop" wears his for the sake for pure old-fashionedness and for the look of a 50's/60's Radio/TV engineer (TIC Peter! :-D ).

When did you last see anyone in a brown work coat! in 2024.
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Back in the day they were known as 'cow gowns'
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