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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.

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. . . .

Concrete coal bunker in the back garden, I remember the coal man coming thru to fill it !

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Time Capsule

Chelsea Girl. Remember the first time I was allowed in there to buy something, big progression from C & A.

Timothy Whites Chemists. Taken over by Boots in 1966 but stores carried on using the brand name for some time afterwards.

The original CHiPs began in 1977 to 1983 and revolves around motorcycles cops of the California Highway Patrol. The series made household names of Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox.

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Pop Culture Classic Etch-A-Sketch Toy 50th Anniversary and Contest

Etch-a-Sketch - one of my favorite toys. I pretended to be Magic Drawing Board on Captain Kangaroo.