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Starting with the most recent additions to my website, please peruse the following to see what new stuff has been added since you last visited.

 

Cassettes

I have found some new images of the cassette tapes that we used to have.  They were unusual as the cassette box opened differently to the normal types and instead of the cassettes spools being kept in place, you would have to use the white plugs (which always went missing). 

For more images such as these go to CASSETTES

 

TV Ads

      

Back in the Sixties TVs were becoming smaller and we are now seeing similarities between then and now.  The 'Walkie-Watchie' looks remarkably  like the Sony 'Watchman' of the Eighties.  We also can watch TV comfortably in bed on our Smart Phones or iPads although they are a great deal lighter than the model from the Sixties.

For more ads like these go to TELEVISION ADS

 

'Bored' Games

  

I remember this version of 'Monopoly' being advertised in a magazine and thinking that this is would be cool I mean, to have a 'drawer' for the money.  I added the other picture to show the different versions of 'Trivial Pursuit' that was the BIG game of the Nineties.   More games are here on my TOYS page.

 

Retro Ads

   

'It Could Be You' lottery campaign was launched in 1990.  It is said that the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist.  Well perhaps this is  not 'Number 2', but I'm sure it's up there - the 'Millennium Bug'.  The Year 2000 problem (or 'Y2K').  Will computers understand '2000' or will they all revert to '1900'.   There were problems but not in the magnitude that the media had us all believe. 

Some more of these adverts can be found in my RETRO ADS section.

 

'Silk Cut' Campaign

I found this campaign particularly clever as every image that was brought out found a new way of simply saying 'Silk Cut'.  Some more of these adverts can be found in my RETRO ADS section.

 

'Call Me Madam'

My parents were supposed to go and see this but couldn't so instead I went with my brother.  Can't say I remember much about it but I was glad to have found a better image of the theatre advert.  For more of my odd images, go to my OTHERS section.

 

Household Items 

  

A couple of additions to my HOUSEHOLD section.

 

Retro Ads

     

Just added these.  Weird to see Terry Wogan topless (nearly).  I also remember 'Dateline' advertising.  Click onto my RETRO ADS section for more.

 

Retro Foods

 

Just added these.  Click onto my RETRO FOODS section for more.

 

Portable Mobile

This was the real deal - this was a phone people would carry around with them.  This was one up from the car phone.  To see the phones I used to have why not access the PHONES section.

 

TVs In The 80s 

     

There are also some pages of TVs that were also available in the Eighties.  For more images, go to my TELEVISION ADS section.

 

Video Scanner

Just added this to the Panasonic NV-L25 video section.  To see the others click onto my VIDEO section.

 

Computing 80s Style

 

I have added these and for more, click onto my COMPUTER section.

 

Streatham ABC

Many times in the Eighties I would walk down 'Streatham High Road' to see what was showing at my locals cinemas.  We had the 'ABC' and 'The Odeon'.

 Multiplexes are OK but back then, you new that the new films will be shown in 'STUDIO 1' and that meant you're going to see it on the BIG screen.

See more old photos of Streatham's cinemas in my OTHERS section.

 

New Watch Ads

 

I have added these to my watches that I used to own.  For more images, go to my WATCHES section.

 

Retro Ads

    

I have added these to my retro advertisements.  To see more of these, go to my RETRO ADS section.

 

New TV Mags Added

       
 
       
 
       

I have added these to my Radio Times and TV Times section.  For more images, go to my here.

 

TV Guides

What's on TV?  Click onto my TV GUIDES section to find out.

 

News Changing Events

I have included a few newspaper covers to my OTHERS section.

 

SMASH HITS

I have added this to my OTHERS section.

 

New TV Mags Added

 

I have added these to my Radio Times and TV Times section.  For more images, go to my here.

 

HI-FIs In The 80s 

I have added some pages from Tandy catalogue of Hi-fis that were available back then.  For more images, go to my AUDIO section.

 

TVs In The 80s 

There are also some pages of TVs that were also available in the Eighties.  For more images, go to my TELEVISION ADS section.

 

Handheld Games

I have added images of handheld games taken from catalogues.  For more go to my TOYS page.

 

Rubik's Cube

I managed to find this image of the Rubik's Cube in the box that I remember us having.  All Toys can be found on my TOYS page.

 

Retro Ads

   

I have added a new section to store these retro advertisements.  To see more of these, go to my RETRO ADS section.

 

'Star Trek' Flask

I had this when I went to school.  This was my flask and it was useless for keeping drinks warm as it was all plastic.  I only used this to carry Ribena to school.  Mine was bought in 'Woolworths' in Camberwell, South London. 

This can be found on my OTHERS section.

 

Retro Brands  

Remember shopping at WHSmiths, Woolworths or Woolco?  Want to see some classic carrier bags from Yesteryear?  Check out the RETRO BRANDS section.

 

Widescreen TV  

The move from 4:3 to 16:9 was now upon me.  Want to read about the trials and tribulations that was encountered? 

Read all about it on my MISCELS page.

 

SONY 'RDR-HXD860'  

   

Just added this to my Visual Equipment.  More can be found by accessing MISCELS page.

 

ERICSSON 'V6001' 

The Ericsson V600i  has been added to the 'MISCELS' page.  More images can found by accessing the PHONES section.

 

THOMAS 'CR-11' JUKEBOX 

This is the Thomas 'CR-11' Jukebox, a handsome radio/cassette player which lit up at night and had concealed controls on the display.

More images can found by accessing the AUDIO section.

 

PANASONIC 'NV-L25' 

 

    

I used to rent my VHS recorder and remember this particular one as it had a unique bar code scanner system for recording programmes in advance.  You would scan the desired programme by using the remote control with the programming sheet supplied.  You would then press the 'transmit' button and all the details would be sent to the VHS.  No more need to  crouch down in front of the VHS to set the timer for  'Coronation Street' anymore.  Brilliant!

    

More can be found by accessing the VIDEO  section.

 

 

Movie Mags

   

Here are just a sample of some of the new magazine covers you will find when you click onto the COMICS & MAGS page.  Being a film enthusiast, I would read these magazines in order to keep in touch with all the latest news and movies that were soon to be released.  

Click onto the corresponding image to access that particular category.

 

 

Latest Music

 
         
 
         
 
         
     

I have added some new music along with their respective links which I remembered owning.

 

'View Master' Films

           

I have found some actual movies that I once owned when I used to have a 'View Master'. 

Click on my MOVIE VIEWERS section to see older models plus many more films.




Sweets Galore

     

There have been new additions added to the 'Retro Foods' section.

Above are just a few of them, but to see more click here RETRO FOODS.

 

'Captain Whizzo'

   

Imagine my surprise when I finally tracked down someone who had the same tee-shirt that I once wore in my childhood.  Though I must say, I have nearly given up on finding someone who had an identical 'Starsky & Hutch' tee-shirt.

This can be also found here in the OTHERS section.

 

COMPAQ DESKPRO 386

     

Above is a computer that is very similar to the one that I owned.  I had a 'Compaq Deskpro 386' and it had a 5.25 inch  floppy drive.  I managed to later get a 3.5 inch floppy drive installed and that's when I started really enjoying computing.  I had 'MS Windows 3.1' installed and worked with 'WordPerfect' and 'Quattro Pro'. 

    

The PCs that were common place in my office are similar to those above.

More of the same can b e found on my COMPUTER section.

 

MS Windows Games

     

A  new section has been designed specifically to showcase the computer games that I remembered playing on my Compaq Deskpro.  There are links attached to some of the games which will reveal how those games were played. 

Above are just a few of them, but to see more click here TOYS & GAMES.

 

MS Windows '3.1'

 



On the subject of computing, let's focus a little on the Microsoft Windows operating systems that I grew up with. 

Above is just the section that focuses on 'Windows 3.1', but the ones that followed can be found on MISCELS

 

'Encarta 95'

 

Before we had the Internet, the only way to research anything was via CD-Rom reference discs of which I had a few.  

To see 'Cinemania' amongst others, click onto my MISCELS page.

 

 

VHS

         
 
         
       
         

Here are the latest additions to the VHS sleeves.  More can be accessed by going to my VHS page.      

 

CASIOTONE 'MT-800'

     

I remember playing such tunes as 'Green Sleeves' and 'Sir Duke' on this particular keyboard.  There were a few other instruments I had which can be found on my INSTRUMENTS section

 

HITACHI 'TRK-915OE'

     

   

I found some new images of the stereo player that I was given.  This was a massive stereo and I remember feeling very lucky to have such a system.

More stereos can be found on my AUDIO section for you to take a gander at.

 

'FIDELITY' Stereo

  

 

I was very lucky to stumble across a 'Dixons' catalogue on the web and managed to find the stereo that my sister advised me to get over the one that I was after.  She was of course right as the one she recommended had a TV.  Anyway the one above was the model I chose.  I wish I could get hold of a better image of it but it wasn't far from the more advance model above. 

More stereos can be found on my AUDIO section.

 

TOSHIBA 'SA-V10'

     

 

       

I was the first at home to have not one, but TWO CD players in my new stereo.  This was my favourite stereo to date.  The controls were 'soft touch', the LED had a green light and the record player slowly opened from within its housing.  Some of the images above are new to the collection - in particular the one of the record player and the ones which demonstrate the green LED display. 

More stereos can be found on my AUDIO section.

 

TOSHIBA 'SD-3107'

I was immediately hooked when I first got introduced to the new DVD format.  No longer would I have to worry about the wear and tear of analogue film.   I soon replaced my VHS collection and updated my TV.  I could not yet afford a DVD player and was regularly  hiring the above model from 'Blockbuster Video'.

More Visual Equipment can be found by accessing MISCELS page.

 

'The Man In Black'

I remember this weekly show on Radio 4 where the presenter eerily introduced the weeks tale of terror.  'The Day at the Dentist' and 'William and Mary' were two that I do remember.  There's something about listening to a horror story rather than watching one that makes the whole event all the more scarier. 

All the shows can be access on my RADIO section.