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Mike Mitchell… Ah the Magic Robot game! I loved that one
Garry Wonfor… Most of it for sure…. But A FITTED CARPET…that was a luxury….. We had a rug, surrounded by spotlessly clean and highly polished floor tiles. Fabulous.!!!!
Faith Brooker… Garry, One word for you…lino…
Lloyd Johnson… Just like our living room at 67 Clifton Road..
Roger Simmonds… Reminds me of my mum and dads house !
Colin Bell… Blimey i’m 8 years old again…i’ve still got my Magic Robot game!
Will Cornell… ‘ve only visited the UK…not lived there. But here’s what I spot: how in the world do ya’ll keep warm with those tiny fireplaces?
Alan Esdaile… we all had similar fireplaces in the 50s/60s Will.
Will Cornell… The ones you have in your living rooms look kinda like the small bathroom gas heaters we have in older homes with natural gas built in the 40s-50s. Yeah I know I know. “there goes another ‘Everything’s bigger in Texas’ braggard”.
David Edwards… Will, by body heat snuggling in close with the other buggers up close to the fire.
Ian Quinnell… WOW….back to my childhood. The tiled hearth and surround, mirror on the chimney breast, standard lamp, but mostly the 3D picture plate on the wall.
Chris Meachen… Very much like the living room of my childhood.. At least we still have a mirror over the fireplace…
Gaz Linch… The hideous flying ducks,a must in every Victorian front room, including ours
Alan Esdaile… my dad used to make those circular plaster wall plaques (in the first photo) and sold loads to the neighbours. Always looking for one of his in the second hand shops.
Judy Atkinson… What’s the square transparent thing between the tv and the pedal car? Everything else is very familiar
Faith Brooker… Judy, I think it might be a protective screen for the front of the TV…
Pete Prescott… I remember those days.
Lyn Appleyard… The robot board game….I swopped my toy telephone switchboard for the board game. Fascinating. All of them plus something not on there was an Easter egg box which gave me joy…more even than the egg……..does anyone remember the plastic toys free in cereal boxes? Hours of fun until Tiddles our white cat grabbed it dusappeared under the garden hedge and bam! I never saw it again EVER She was a beautiful dignified cat….and is now acknowledged as Whylie Tiddles lol
Ray Harper… Is that square thing a sort of lens that you put on the TV screen to make it bigger?
Mike Raxworthy… Ray, I thought it was make the picture ‘colour’ ???
George Harmer… Blimey I thought that was the front room at my mum and dads.
Mick O’Dowd… The Magic Robot! Never had one as a kid although I always coveted those that did. Someone brought me one a few years back and it’s still in the cupboard. Also had a red version of the pedal car.
Roger Simmonds… The room was only warm by the fire other side was always cold as I remember!
Sue Seward… Think the square glass thing on the floor is in fact a magnifying screen for the TV ! I remember an aunt had a set up like that and as hardly anyone in my family could afford a TV in the 1950’s we would all crowd around to watch the ‘Black and White Minstrel’ show. Oh how times have changed.