The miners strikes of 1972 caused power cuts around the country. With no coal for the power stations blackouts lasting nine hours plunged Britain into darkness.  I remember being on Christmas vacation from college and reading to candlelight.

The miners strikes of 1972 caused power cuts around the country. With no coal for the power stations blackouts lasting nine hours plunged Britain into darkness. I remember being on Christmas vacation from college and reading to candlelight.

HARTNELL IN LOVE Talc vintage talcum powder bottle, pink heart, by VintageImageBox

HARTNELL IN LOVE Talc, vintage talcum powder, pink heart shape bottle

Take Your Pick - TV show with Michael Miles.  Remember the "yes/no interlude"? If you said yes or no to any quick question Michael Miles asked you to try to catch you out the gong would be hit and you were out of the next part of the show.

Take Your Pick - TV show with Michael Miles. Remember the "yes/no interlude"? If you said yes or no to any quick question Michael Miles asked you to try to catch you out the gong would be hit and you were out of the next part of the show.

Andy Pandy, Teddy and Loobie lou, first aired on British TV in 1950. My brother was frightened of Loobie Lou for some reason and would hide behind the sofa when she came on the tv.  I still tease him about it haha!

Andy Pandy, Teddy and Loobie lou, first aired on British TV in 1950. My brother was frightened of Loobie Lou for some reason and would hide behind the sofa when she came on the tv. I still tease him about it haha!

Crackerjack  - it was Friday night at 5 to 5  I served Leslie Crowther at my saturday job shop once but too shy to present his change with a cheery "Crackerjack" !!

Crackerjack - it was Friday night at 5 to 5 I served Leslie Crowther at my saturday job shop once but too shy to present his change with a cheery "Crackerjack" !!

Article: The joy of a 1950s childhood (Daily Express)

The joy of a 1950s childhood

Outside toilet......one of my great-aunts  (May) in Gravesend, Kent had one just like this. Spotlessly clean, smelling of Lifeguard disinfectant...and freezing cold in the colder months!

Outside toilet......one of my great-aunts (May) in Gravesend, Kent had one just like this. Spotlessly clean, smelling of Lifeguard disinfectant...and freezing cold in the colder months!

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