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  • Isabel Ashdown, Writer

    Happiness factor: Hours spent outside on the bike of the day - the Raleigh Chopper made children much happier in 1976, than playing games on a console at home did in 2011 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117115/Dancing-Queen-Raleigh-Choppers-space-hoppers-How-1976-best-summer-child-Britain.html#ixzz1s8THD0Db Seventies / 1970s

  • scot devine

    Dancing Queen, Raleigh Choppers and space hoppers: How 1976 was the best summer to be a child in Britain Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117115/Dancing-Queen-Raleigh-Choppers-space-hoppers-How-1976-best-summer-child-Britain.html#ixzz1yoYYrc6X

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