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 ...

Art Deco

Art Deco Fashion

Art Deco Fashion.....Who remember that? Words like Jazzy and Cool came into ther own in the 1920s during the Art Deco era. From its origins in Europe during the first decade of the 20th century, the Art Deco movement quickly spread to the United States, where it remained a popular and pervasive style through the mid-1930s. ...

Austin Seven

Austin 7

Does anyone remember the days of the amazing Austin 7. In 1909 a single cylinder 7 horsepower engine was manufactured in Coventry known as the Austin Seven. Sir Herbert Austin felt a smaller car would be more popular, in spite of protestations from the company's board of directors who were concerned about the financial status of the company. ...

Magpie TV Series

Magpie TV Series

Magpie TV Series One for sorrow Two for joy Three for a girl Four for a boy Five for silver Six for gold Seven for a secret never to be told Ma-a-a-ag-pie was a children's television programme shown on ITV from the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s mainly based on pop-culture of it's day. Magpie was a full on competitor to BBC ...

Brick Cell Phones

Brick Cell Phones

The Cellular system was the main technology that started the mobile phone revolution. The phones are affectionately called bricks due to there huge weight and size. You really did need a belt and braces when putting this in your pocket. Few individuals could afford radio phones in their cars in the 70s and in the ...

Bay City Rollers

Bay City Rollers

Girls loved these long haired men, boys despised them : The Bay City Rollers The Bay City Rollers were a Scottish rock band of the 1970s.They went for a smiley image with long thick hair and tartan-trimmed suits. Bay City Rollers charted from 1974 to 1985 with several number one hits. The band from Edinburgh was made up ...

Look-in magazine

Look-in magazine

"La-le-la-le-la Look-in". Look-in was a long running children's magazine centred around ITV's television programmes in the UK, and subtitled the "Junior TV Times".   The first Look-in magazine came of the presses in January 1971 and ran for 23 years until March 1994.It was full of interviews, crosswords and competitions, and it had pictures and pin-ups of ...

Camel Hair Coats

Camel Hair Coats from the Eighties

Del boy was famous for his Camel hair coats and this really did provide a serious fashion statement in its day. These coats are classic fashion looks. Camel hair coats are available in many neutral colors. They aren't usually dyed, but are the natural colors of the camels' hair which ranges from light, reddish-brown to black. ...

White socks

White socks

When it came to a serious fashion statement in the classroom, nothing stood out more than white socks sandwiched between the black trousers and black shoes of the school uniform. Most schools never dreamt of including the colour of the socks as it was a foregone conclusion from the previous centuries that all school boys would ...