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    Default things you are surprised you can remember

    1.bus conductors
    2. Rag and bone men
    3. Football hooligans

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    1.bus conductors
    2. Rag and bone men
    3. Football hooligans
    4. Coal man

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    Bomb sites in London
    Smoking on buses/trains/tubes
    Pound notes

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    The days before you'd find children occupying seats on full buses while grown-ups were left to stand

    Non-bilingual signs in Wales

    Kilroy

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    Motorways and major roads without speed cameras

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    typewriters

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    House with only outdoor toilets

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    Quote Originally Posted by john eden View Post
    Bomb sites in London
    Smoking on buses/trains/tubes
    Pound notes
    i remember being able to smoke on airplanes! the smoking section was in the back of the plane, so there was always a row of unfortunate travelers who had the start of the smoking row directly behind them.

    also remember getting pretty decent food on flights, full hot meals. and little-to-no airport security, just check in at the ticket counter and walk to your gate (maybe have to show your ticket to someone upon entering the gate area at bigger airports but no metal detectors).
    Last edited by Leo; 02-05-2016 at 09:55 PM.

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    I vaguely remember as a kid being on a transatlantic flight with smoking in the late 80s - even at that age I knew there was something desparately wrong about the situation. Makes flying today look blissful.

    had some amazingly good food on flights recently though, totally depends on airline


    channel 4 being considered genuinely subversive.
    proper actual street party for 1981 royal wedding

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    I remember when smoking wasn't considered a sin, people were so relaxed in those days.

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    The days before gluton-free diets, when everybody seemed to be quite healthy and yet they consumed bread. Amazing.

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    everyone expected to live and die horribly in those days

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    No, I don't think they did at all.

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