In todays vintage nostalgia blog read all of Your Vintage Life’s ‘Do you Remember’ posts from this week. As ever, we had fun sharing and you had fun commenting! So, what do you remember vintage lovers…?
Who had a Slinky Spring toy? It was designed in the 1940s by a naval engineer and kids loved making it slink down the stairs and still do now! Toy Story wouldn’t of been half as good without Slinky Dog and we just love its simplicity and how it appeas to kids of all types and ages.
Mr Benn was such gentle wonderful television. He would leave his house at 52 Festive Road and visit a fancy-dress costume shop where he is invited by the shopkeeper to try on a particular outfit. Leaving the shop through a magic door at the back of the changing room he enters a world appropriate to his costume, where he has an amazing adventure before the shopkeeper reappears to lead him back to the changing room, and the story comes to an end. There were only 14 episodes…which one was your favourite?
Who remembers watching Rod, Jane and Freddy on Rainbow and their own show throughout the 1980’s? There were sketches, songs and lots of fun. Little bit of gossip – Did you know that Rod and Jane were married and then divorced and then later Jane partnered up with Freddy some time after he had joined the trio, in a relationship that continues to this day! (source)
The wedding of Scott and Charlene in Neighbours was a HUGE TV event. The wedding was first broadcast in Australia on 1 July 1987 and then in the UK on 8 November 1988, with the UK broadcast being watched by 20 million viewers. The ballad ‘Suddenly’ by Angry Anderson which played over the ceremony, became the song we all wanted to get married to!
Troll dolls were a big collecting obsession back in the 1970 and 80s. They were originally created in 1959 in Denmark but soon became one of the United States’ biggest toy fads in the early 1960s which spread throughout the world. They became fads again in the 70’s and late 80’s with retro loving kids going mad to get all the different versions.
Who loved Kajagoogoo back in the 1980s? We loved sexy Limahl (an anagram of his own surname) and had many a poster of him and the band on our walls. The name of the group was coined by phonetically writing out a baby’s first sounds, which gave them ‘GagaGooGoo’ which then became ‘Kajagoogoo’.
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