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  • Andrea Allen

    Blackouts due to industrial action by the coal miners and other trade unions often caused powercuts during my childhood in the 1970s. Exciting for children, not so thrilling for grown ups

  • Rhona Lee

    Homework by candle light during power cuts during the 3 day week in the UK in the winter 73/74

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Power cuts and the three day week when we would have a blizzard and electricity would go out.

The Fallen. A D-Day Tribute in Arromanches, France for those who died in Operation Neptune, June 6, 1945. Nine thousand silhouettes in the sand.

Tutankhamun. I remember seeing this display in 1979 at the Seattle Center. It blew my mind.

Flower power bed linen...My Mom has the 6th one down in blue that she made into a blanket...we refer to it as the "Granny Blanket" still use it till this day when at her house, my kids now my grandkids.

This is how we did our homework, using reference books, dictionaries and encyclopedias No Google for us we had to know where to look to find the answers ;-)

Crossroads , Benny here , he would say '' Miss Dianne '' at the end of most scenes he appeared in ( always had character miss Dianne nearby ) David Hunter ran the motel with Meg Richardson , chef was Scot Shooey McFee with memorable Amy Turtle co starring , if saw it now would be disappointed as poor production due to small budget as aired before the 6pm news , but memories of watching it with Mum ( just delaying getting forced to do the dreaded homework !! - ANY excuse to delay that boredom

WWI: Brigadier- General J.V. Campbell (on bridge) congratulates soldiers of the 46th (North Midland) Division at Riqueval after their successful crossing of the St. Quentin Canal. - Found via Buzzfeed

this is what power lines used to look like..they had the glass insulators

Miners strike = not enough coal for the electricity power stations = 3 day working week to save the power = reduced income. Those long dark evenings playing cards by candlelight. Taking the dinner to cook in the neighbours gas oven. Then, the bin men went on strike, then the gravediggers. . . .

I can still see my mums writing on the stickers, ET, Tenko, Dallas, Eastenders, #1980s #videos

wow ugly! I think they still might make these....

{this would be such a cute grouping up on a shelf} Collection of stacking toys