Knitted clothes

Knitted clothes

For most my childhood i was haunted by knitted items. It seemed the war overlapped into my life 50 years on. Can you beleive that at our infants school, for drama and PE (Pyhsical Education) parents were asked to Knit leaotards for the girls and shorts for the boys. Well apart from the fact that ...

Casio Calculator Watch

Casio Calculator Watch

Back in 1980 cutting edge technology included the cool C-80 Casio Calculator Watch. Funnily enough retro watches are making a dramatic comeback, so before you start laughing on how awful these watches looked, take another look down the high street as these are selling fast!   Most of the reproduction retro watches range from £50 - £100. It ...

Old Sweet Shops are Making a Return

Old Sweet Shops

It appears in my town that old "Sweet Shops" are making a returnHaving spent a weekend at the branding museum in London. England still has some excellent packaging on the old sweets that used to pave each shopping area. Surprisingly the sweet jars seem to be making a swift comeback with two in my local ...

The Peter and Jane Books

Peter and Jane Books

The Ice-Cream man is always a main part of a child's summer holiday memories. This is a vintage Ladybird Book illustration from 'Happy Holiday' is from the Peter and Jane series. This is an illustration from book 7a - Happy Holiday - The Ladybird Key Words Reading Scheme (The Peter and Jane Books). By William Murray; ...

1950’s Fashion: Skooldays

1950's Fashion: Skooldays

I really love the 1950s fashion. Breakfast at Tiffany's captured the end of the decad as it entered the new swinging sixties, but my what wondeful colours and bright fashions the fifites brought us - still looks good today. Men, on the other hand, were not very concerned with fashion. At work, they wore what amounted to ...