Jimmy Saville Cloth badges

Jimmy Saville Cloth badges

I guess most of you won't remember today's item of nostalgia. I have to admit i cant track down anything on it, so I'll write what i can remember and rely on any input from you and your memories on these Jimmy Saville Cloth badges or patches. There were around six colourful cloth badges that could be ...

Flower Power

Flower Power

Flower power was a major change in Fashion during the late 1960s and early 1970s So what exactly was Flower power? Due to the growing opposition to the Vietnam war in the mid sixties, war protests took place amongst the young with the aim of keeping the protest peaceful. The Hippies dressed with doves and colours being ...

Fashion: Permed hair for men

Fashion: Permed hair for men

Fashion took a dramatic change for women in the seventies and men in the eighties. In the 1970s, acid perms were invented. These use glycerol monothioglycolate instead and contain no ammonia. They are sometimes called buffered waves. This perm is slower but gentler to the hair. Heat is usually added by placing the client under ...

Leg Warmers

Eighties Leg Warmers

Lets face it if anything is likely to get cold, it might be your nose or finger tips. Possibly your toes if you forgot to put your socks on, but who in their right mind came up with leg warmers? Do legs really need mitten like material around them. It certainly clashed with most outfits. The ...

1950s Fashion

Ladies of 1950s Fashion

Vintage 1950s fashion 1950s Fashion is certainly a topic that's gained popularity here on Skooldays in recent months. Today we find out why it proved such a strong decade for fashion. In 1949 clothes rationing came to an end for Britain, and fashion was now ready to hit the big time. This is one of the reasons why 1950s ...

Dice Pouffes

Dice Pouffes

Dice Pouffes The sixties, seventies and early eighties for some reason seemed to have a fascination with dice items. If you were a Capri owner then furry dice were a must hanging from the rear view mirror. For the cultured an alarm clock shaped as a die (singular for dice) and finally the ultimate accessory a ...

Collecting Antique Dolls

collecting antique dolls

I've never collected antique dolls, and being a boy, dolls aren't really my thing. Though i do remember the time i insisted that as my two sisters had dolls, why couldn't I. Embarrisingly i was bought a plastic doll which very quickly i disposed of. I will say i found it of interest to see ...