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sicho

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2012, 06:29:07 PM »
Talking of classic tv ads:

Unzip A Banana 1960's UK TV Advert
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2012, 06:53:58 PM »
NICE ONE SAF  but when they come from the west indies they brought all the people with them as well :lol

we never ever saw a banana.If anyone had a bowl of fruit in their house they were posh or someone was sick



When there was a shipment of bananas, word got round and all the women queued up for them.
Many children grew up not knowing what it tasted like and when they started to arrive again from the West Indies near the end of the war, some ate skin and all, not realising you had to peel it.

PS do you know what posh stands for. NO GOOGLING ;)
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2012, 06:56:20 PM »
'Posh' is a nickname for either a football club or the thickest ever footballer's wife.
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2012, 07:14:54 PM »

Peterborough  the posh     

Port out, starboard home

The much-repeated tale is that 'Posh' derives from the 'port out, starboard home' legend supposedly printed on tickets of passengers on P&O (Peninsula and Orient) passenger vessels that travelled between UK and India in the days of the Raj. Another version has it that PO and SH were scrawled on the steamer trunks used on the voyages, by seamen when allocating cabins.
 Britain and India are both in the northern hemisphere so the port (left-hand side) berths were mostly in the shade when travelling out (easterly) and the starboard ones when coming back. So the best and most expensive berths were POSH, hence the term. A very plausible and attractive explanation and it would be nice to be able to confirm it.
There is no evidence to confirm this story though and it appears to have been dreamed up

P&O say they have never issued such tickets and, although many tickets from that era still exist, no 'POSH' ones have been found.
so Peterborough it is
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2012, 07:39:52 PM »
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2012, 08:51:04 PM »
I meant no googling for you. :rclxs0

I have to use google because im not very bright :uhm   i was sure it was 'port out, starboard home' but it seems when i checked it wasnt.  BUT They could be wrong

i just love the old words like dandy or swell
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2012, 09:55:23 PM »
'Swell' in this context isn't a word, it's an Americanism.
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2012, 10:23:00 PM »
VICTOR VALUE was the first supermarket i remember they called it the in n out shop.
With blue and white tiles. it was to tescos then bejams and finally iceland.remember the slogan
   "mums go to Iceland"

Annoying Iceland Christmas TV Advert - Moulin Crap Food


OH i left out woolworths. Didnt it start out as a penny mkt stall something like that.



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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2012, 11:48:26 PM »
you should take a look at this site. it will take you back

http://www.retrowow.co.uk
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2012, 12:20:35 AM »
Very interesting dave

Apparently woolworths started in the us according to wikki as a 50 cents stall.



The F. W. Woolworth Corporation went into the 1960s with over 1,000 stores in Britain and almost 2,500 in North America. The UK operation made £28.2m in 1960, while the North American and German stores recorded $48m. Expressed differently, the British subsidiary's profit per store was four times higher than its parent; it had risen to the number two slot on the London Stock Exchange as the UK's biggest retailer. Meanwhile in the USA the parent had finally started to see a return on a multi-million dollar investment programme that had run since World War II. This helped to make up some of the ground that had been lost to arch-rivals S. S. Kresge.

The US chain had a bold plan for growth and diversification and was prepared to borrow heavily to put it into effect. It bought several major fashion and shoe companies. This injected new culture and new ideas, which proved hard to absorb. Meanwhile with the British Isles already saturated with red-front stores, the subsidiary forged ahead with openings in the Commonwealth and enlargement of its largest city centre outlets.
http://www.woolworthsmuseum.co.uk/1960s-topdown.htm

remember the trademark WINFIELD  pic n mix mmmmmmmmmm

The American Woolworth opened the prototype for a new chain of out-of-town superstores called Woolco in Columbus, Ohio in 1962.  Despite modest results, by the end of 1970 it had expanded to 150 outlets. The concept was also imposed in Britain, as the parent company started to flex its muscles for the first time in thirty years. The first UK Woolco opened in Oadby, Leicester in 1967. The misgivings of the Board were soon forgotten when the store proved a hit with the public. Permission for the development had been secured by investing heavily in the large, traditional store in Gallowtree Gate, Leicester nearby.

In retrospect the obsession with Woolco proved fatal, particularly in the USA. The chain never achieved the step-change in performance envisaged in the business plan. It distracted attention and drained resources. In the 1980s the stores were summarily closed as the only way to raise the capital necessary to pay off the mortgages when they fell due. Today many of the buildings on both sides of the Atlantic are among the best performers within the Walmart empire.
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2012, 08:57:05 AM »
Woolies was so often a disappointment, especially when other crap quality stores opened up in competition. You could do better at open markets, Wilko's and charity shops.
 

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Re: what a gas - all our yesterdays
« Reply #41 on: August 31, 2012, 05:05:35 PM »
I remember the old gas and elec meters
I think it took a shilling always run out in the middle of cooking. When the man come to empty the meter he would give a rebate back. :evilgrin



All seated round the tv in the evening then click off went everything right in the middle of a good film.
WOT no shillings. Knock next door for change by the time you got back you missed best part of it.

QUESTION:Wonder why in los the lecy meter is stuck outside on a pole. :uhm
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Re: 208 It was Great - all our yesterdays
« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2012, 09:11:58 PM »
RADIO LUXEMBOURG 208 It was Great


The English language service of Radio Luxembourg began in 1933 as one of the
earliest commercial radio stations broadcasting to Britain. It was an important
forerunner of pirate radio and modern commercial radio in the United Kingdom.
It was an effective way to advertise products by circumventing British legislation
which until 1973 gave the BBC a monopoly of radio broadcasting on UK territory and
prohibited all forms of advertising over the domestic radio spectrum. WIKI

We all listened to that on our little transistor radio you had to hold it up
then turn this way that way for a good reception.
The transmitter which served the UK was 30 miles from the studio and only 2 miles
from the German border

The English service was on the air in the evenings,when medium wave
was at its most effective forlong distance reception. A daytime station
over such distances would not have been possible to receive in the North
of Britain. There was also a shortwave transmitter for listeners in the
USA, but this was a courtesy,not being regarded as a source of income

Indeed ITV was very much seen as Radio Luxembourg's main competitor
rather than the BBC. Both 'Luxy' as teenagers called it, and ITV were on
the air in the evening, and both competed for the same cash income from
advertisers

(then on would come)      Horace Batchelor's Infra-draw method

During the '50s and '60s an entrepreneur from Keynsham, Bristol called Horace Batchelor
invented a method for winning the football pools and advertised his method
on Radio Luxembourg as a money making venture.

LISTEN HERE

Basically, the system which was devised to pick draws was as follows: various features

of a particular game were awarded points. For example, a local derby got points,
if the away team were a certain number of places above the home team, more points
were awarded, and so on. If I recall correctly, there were six features.

I don't know about its effectiveness but Horace Batchelor's "method" was very successful
in teaching an entire generation how to spell "Keynsham",and that it was located
"near Bristol".

Radio Luxembourg jingles (BOB STEWART START UP)




RADIO CAROLINE on 199 was another  Great stuff
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Wolfman Jack - all our yesterdays
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2012, 09:46:15 PM »
In the early 60s Radio Luxemburg was fairly popular in Germany for it's American and British rock music, which the German radio stations hardly aired. We could receive it on AM (MW) and shortwave. But the sound wasn't that good. With the further rise of FM radio in the late sixties, the "third channels", we got plenty of German radio stations playing rock, it couldn't be held back anymore then. And FM sound was stereo in superb sound quality. AFN, the radio for the American GIs, broadcasted on AM with popular programs like the Wolfman Jack Show, was the main source of rock music before that. AFN Frankfurt had its transmitter in the neighbor village (Weißkirchen) from where I grew up. So even the AM signal was clear, strong and without distortion.

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2012, 07:30:48 AM »
Cornet store

 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #45 on: September 01, 2012, 07:34:17 AM »
Anyone remember these?

My parents also bought me one of these huffy bikes with a car steering wheel when I was a kid.
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #46 on: September 01, 2012, 07:37:39 AM »
I used to listen to Dan Dare on Luxemburg, visa the Cossor tv/radio which looked something like this:


 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2012, 09:40:04 AM »
When I was about ten my father got one of these for me at an auction. Tape recording music was my destiny from then on. Single records or LP albums did cost a fortune, but recording from radio only cost your time, besides the convenience of using tape material over and over again until you had one recorded so nicely you just didn't want to delete it anymore. My friends all had tape recorders and we kept copying from each other.
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Re: dragnet - all our yesterdays
« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2012, 11:40:20 AM »
DAN DARE that about the same time as "DRAGNET"Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners.



it always started with.

"Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true.
Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent."


Dragnet - The Big Trunk

Dragnet - The Big Trunk

 
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #49 on: September 01, 2012, 12:45:48 PM »
When I was about ten my father got one of these for me at an auction. Tape recording music was my destiny from then on. Single records or LP albums did cost a fortune, but recording from radio only cost your time, besides the convenience of using tape material over and over again until you had one recorded so nicely you just didn't want to delete it anymore. My friends all had tape recorders and we kept copying from each other.



JF, was it one of those that had the variable speed knobs on it where you could speed up or slow down the recordings?  When I was a kid, one of my friends had one and we used to have a blast on it (pun intended) recording farts, burps, etc, then using the speed dial to raise or lower the pitch.....quite hilarious.  For example, you could record a fart that was only 3 seconds, but then extend it to 30 seconds using the speed knob, and when doing that, the fart would take on a whole new meaning, sound, and personality...kind of like in this video.  Check it out!


fart compilation volume 1 (slow mo.... with sound)
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #50 on: September 01, 2012, 04:28:37 PM »

JF, was it one of those that had the variable speed knobs on it where you could speed up or slow down the recordings?

Yes, the button below the left reel could be raised or lowered in three positions: 15/16, 1 7/8, and 3 3/4  ips. I used 3 3/4 for best sound quality most of the time.

It had Non-stop-play back through automatic reverse play back, i.e. when the tape got to the metal strip at the end it switched into rewind and started playing the tape all over again. It was running all the time when I was home.
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #51 on: September 01, 2012, 04:49:02 PM »

JF, was it one of those that had the variable speed knobs on it where you could speed up or slow down the recordings?  When I was a kid, one of my friends had one and we used to have a blast on it (pun intended) recording farts, burps, etc, then using the speed dial to raise or lower the pitch.....quite hilarious.  For example, you could record a fart that was only 3 seconds, but then extend it to 30 seconds using the speed knob, and when doing that, the fart would take on a whole new meaning, sound, and personality...kind of like in this video.  Check it out!


fart compilation volume 1 (slow mo.... with sound)


Did you never think of taking up snooker, reading, taking dogs for a walk, dating girls or masturbating?
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #52 on: September 01, 2012, 05:23:59 PM »
Did you never think of taking up snooker, reading, taking dogs for a walk, dating girls or masturbating?

Heh heh.  Of course not, SAF.  We had more important things to do like throwing eggs at passing cars, tying two empty cans with fishing line and laying them across the road at 3 feet up waiting for a car to catch it and drive away with the cans clanging away, driving around in my friend's Chevy El Camino with 9 other friends, all armed with daisy BB-GUNS and whenever we saw a small bird grazing in a field, we'd stop the car like Al Capone's gang...9 BB-Guns would come out and shoot the poor bird to pieces. 

Using fire extinguishers in hotels and turning them on each other was also quite fun and challenging.  My favorite though, was when we all decided to camp out on a beach in front of a famous hotel. We were awakened by the security guard who was shining his flashlight in our faces giving us a good lecturing on how he was going to call the "wagon" and haul us all to jail.  One of my daring friends dropped his pants, stood behind the guard and started peeing on him.  It took like 10 seconds before he realised what was happening.  He screamed at us, "Dam.n you little bastards!"  We all scattered as fast as we could, the one who did the pee, frantically trying to pull up his pants while the guard was in fast pursuit behind us. 

Back in the day we never had a problem finding dates.  However, back then people were terrified of getting a girl pregnant, so most of the guys did a lot "dry humping" or as some call it, "dry walling."  It certainly beat spanking the monkey. Mammary intercourse seemed to be popular with several folks too.

Forgot to add one more here.  Sorry for the edit. 

Years ago there used to be this small zoo in an area that was eventually turned into a golf course.  They didn't have many animals, but they had a caged Gorilla which the zoo allowed you to feed.  You had to throw the food and try to aim it just right to get it thru the opening in the cage bars.  We used to feed it guava fruit and the gorilla loved them, but what he didn't love is if you laughed at him while he was eating.  I'm not sure why, but he made dam.n sure people wouldn't laugh at him under any circumstance in the form of grabbing some of his poop and throwing it at you.  We all used to dare each other to laugh at the gorilla then try and run away as fast as we could before the "sh.t hit the fan" so to speak.  Well, one day there were five of us there feeding him and my friend Tom decided to laugh at the gorilla and point his finger at it.  That must have really pissed him off because the gorilla started to reach for his ammo and we scattered as fast as we could, but not until the gorilla got me on the back of the neck with a large piece of poop and two of other friends on the back of their shirts. I kid you not.  True story. 
 

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Re: popeye was tops - all our yesterdays
« Reply #53 on: September 01, 2012, 05:51:34 PM »
KIDS TV


Was they the good old days.not all the time.we spent our school busfare on sweets
ooh that long walk home,the keys in the letterbox on a piece of string,oh no the electrics
gone aint got a shilling,and its getting dark well sit in the porch till mum n dad
gets home from work.picking the crust of the loaf of bread the baker left during the day.

great heres mum now get that telly on quick guys. Remember popeye my favourite,then there

was eamon andrews crackerjack john cravens newsround and lots more goodies.



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Crackerjack - Opening Titles


Eamonn Andrews, CBE (19 December 1922 – 5 November 1987), was an Irish radio and television
presenter, based in the United Kingdom from the 1950s. From 1960 to 1964,
he chaired the Radio Éireann Authority (now the RTÉ Authority), responsible for the
introduction of state television to Ireland.WIKI

How many shows did eamon andrews host
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #54 on: September 01, 2012, 07:01:25 PM »
Whenever I visited my grandparents, they used to watch this guy's show every morning.

 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #55 on: September 01, 2012, 07:21:16 PM »
the Godfather of fitness passed away January 23, 2011 (aged 96.)


Jack LaLanne Tribute


Jack LaLanne Tribute


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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #56 on: September 01, 2012, 07:48:30 PM »
"distinctly glamourised" Yes give me some of that.  My grandmother was the first person in our family to get a (Bush) television set.  We all crowded round in 1953 to watch the Coronation.  No doubt followed by a chip butty down at the British Restaurant.  Almost forgot to mention:- the television price is in Guineas WTF?

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #57 on: September 01, 2012, 08:39:51 PM »
Was the Bush television the one that had a small brain, was illiterate and sent young people around the world to kill and be killed?
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #58 on: September 01, 2012, 09:06:25 PM »
You could even use it for watersports
                                                         
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Re: beat the clock - all our yesterdays
« Reply #59 on: September 02, 2012, 12:40:50 AM »
                                    beat the clock

we had sunday night at the london palladium with beat the clock game show.

The presenters included: Tommy Trinder, Dickie Henderson, Bruce Forsyth, Don Arrol,
Norman Vaughan and Jimmy Tarbuck. Bruce was my favourite "Im in charge"



HERE is a clip with norman wisdom at the palladium

Bruce and Norman London Palladium 1


lets not forget the tiller girls

The London Palladium


Hughie green "DOUBLE YOUR MONEY" and micheal miles  "TAKE YOUR PICK" battling for the most viewers

spoilt for choice

Take Your Pick - Yes / No Interlude




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