Do you Remember?

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…?

We all remembered watching the iconic Play Away in the 1970s with Brian Cant.  It ran from 1971 until 1984, and was broadcast on Saturday afternoons on BBC2.  When you were too old for Play School, Play Away was the much more lively choice including songs, games and lots of jokes.  It also played host to future stars such as Anita Dobson, Jeremy Irons and Tony Robinson…!!!


Who remembers playing Operation in the 1980s?  Its been around soince the mid 60’s and is still popular now.  Do it wrong and you ‘hurt’ the poor patient ‘Cavity Sam’ as he screamed and his nose flashed red.  Sort of gross really…


Ah, shopping in Chelsea Girl on a Saturday… Named after the swinging hotspot of the King’s Road in Chelsea, it was the hub of fashion, music and popular culture. Men’s store Concept Man followed, before they to become one retail brand under the name of River Island in 1988.


Who went to the cinema to watch The Goonies in 1985?  A great fun film, scary, funny and exciting in equal measures.  For those who have never seen the film its about a band of kids who live in the “Goon Docks” area of Oregon and attempt to save their homes from demolition, discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willie, a legendary 17th-century pirate!  But all we really want to know is…can you do the Truffle shuffle???


We all remembered taping the Top 40 every week on our cassette recorders – some where devoted to Radio One with it cool details (Gary Davies was a big crush).  Some of us even used to record our voices over so we became the DJ (stand up Mrs YVL!!!).


French Skipping was a craze at school in the 1980’s at break time.  All you needed was elastic, some good jumping and to know the rhymes.  Two children stand inside the loop so they are stretching it relatively taut around their ankles. A third person performs a series of hops and jumps, chanting appropriate rhymes. When finished, the height of the elastic is raised to knees, then thighs, then waist.  The rhymes altered in different schools and areas but generally we sang; ‘England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales. Inside, outside, turn around TAILS!’.


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