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    Childhood photos that bring back memories

    I don't know why, but I decided to go through a couple of boxes of old photos last night, and one of them reminded me that we were talking on another thread about the amazing Johnny Seven OMA from back in the day. Consequently, I was delighted to discover a forgotten photo of the beauty (the gun, not me). Assuming I was around 6 or 7 at the time it must be from about 1966/67.

    I used to set the gun up in the hall, lay down on the floor and shoot anyone who came in the front door (usually Grandpa, who was always popping in wearing his long white chef’s jacket - well, in those days they were more like coats - and smelling of freshly baked bread). Not sure why I was wearing a tie, but perhaps we were going out for lunch or something. God, I loved that gun



    Please share your own images, if you have any, that send the memories flooding back... I need to find one I have somewhere of my old CG125, after riding it home from Norwich to Golders Green!
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    Peel Park, Salford. Mid 1970s.

    We’d spend all day there - only returning home for food.



    That me in the Man City kit (FKW).

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    What a lovely thread, and a great counterpoint to much of the content on here.

    My old pics are in storage but I will dig one out when I can.

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    I have no photos of me as a child.

    The earliest one of me that I know of was taken when I started with the NHS, aged 22, and then no more till aged -30. I still hate having my photo taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    What a lovely thread, and a great counterpoint to much of the content on here.

    My old pics are in storage but I will dig one out when I can.
    It is, isn't it. Going through hundreds of photos, it really struck home how much simpler life was back then. We were so innocent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    Peel Park, Salford. Mid 1970s.

    We’d spend all day there - only returning home for food.



    That me in the Man City kit (FKW).

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    Best Umbro City shirt ever made that.... I'm just setting off to the match in a few minutes myself.

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    Childhood photos that bring back memories

    Christmas mid 70s. Me kneeling next to my little sister and my cousin in the background.

    Bow ties and big collars are cool!


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    Crumpled old photo from 1973 when I was 14

    Not sure what was going on with the hair - other than it along with the penchant for wearing a jaunty handkerchief in the top pocket of my jacket meant I had to be ever vigilant for the gangs of skinheads that roamed the North East at the time. As soon as I was able, at the age of 16, I headed off to the far more cosmopolitan climes of London.


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    Childhood photos that bring back memories

    Great thread, when you just wanted to play out all the time, wind rain or shine and always late in and in trouble

    Homemade go karts, remember it fondly, used to spend more time falling off racing downhill


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    This was taken on the Jos Plateau in central Nigeria on the way from Zaria to Yankari Game reserve, around 1974. I absolutely loved climbing (still do) and really enjoyed clambering up the many inselbergs on the route. Nigeria was incredibly safe for kids in the '70s so my brother and I enjoyed a lot of freedom to explore, heading off on our bicycles at every opportunity. My mother would have a heart attack if she knew half of the stuff that we got up to.

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    I had an amazing relationship with my sister (who's three years older than me), and we've sustained that to this day. We have dinner together once a week without fail, go on holidays (with Bea) together, and generally look out for each other.


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    Lovely thread Tony.

    I inherited the family 35mm slide album some years ago and had them digitised, I look at it some times with sad nostalgia, my parents young and happy me and my sister having a great childhood, so carefree, this one stands out though, mid to late 1970s I would guess, I distinctly remember getting the set, my Dad was a air traffic controller in the RAF so this had that connection for his control tower, certainly were simpler times, I look at the vast Lego sets my kids have and they always want more, I was more than happy with this set.
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    Me and my little brother in the late 80's. Snaggles (the Mirror Dingy) is now in my garage with all of the paint stripped off. I'm restoring her to teach my boys, who are a similar age to that photo to sail.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    This was taken on the Jos Plateau in central Nigeria on the way from Zaria to Yankari Game reserve, around 1974. I absolutely loved climbing (still do) and really enjoyed clambering up the many inselbergs on the route. Nigeria was incredibly safe for kids in the '70s so my brother and I enjoyed a lot of freedom to explore, heading off on our bicycles at every opportunity. My mother would have a heart attack if she knew half of the stuff that we got up to.

    That is a little bizarre....I have photos of me on the same plateau...just a few years earlier!!
    We lived in Kaduna and Jos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy View Post
    It is my thumb



    First thing I noticed - BEFORE even reading the text! And in a thread about ‘bringing back memories’

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    Here's a 1955 photo of my childhood family behind our house in Hudson, Wisconsin (USA). I'm the little devil on the lower right!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Adam, did you do Business Studies at RGU ??
    No, engineering at RGIT, too old for the Uni...

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    Great thread. Two from me which bring back great memories

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneyloon View Post
    No, engineering at RGIT, too old for the Uni...

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    Ah wrong spy! You look remarkably like a classmate from 1990-1994!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisjones3 View Post
    Sinclair Zx80/81?


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    Naa…that’s the good old rubber keyed doormat, the Sinclair Spectrum. 48k?

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    Great thread. Two from me which bring back great memories
    I loved my super heavy red Grifter. Loved the twist grip gears

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    Scary first days of school!

    We were all terrified! It shows!!!

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    Scary first days of school!

    We were all terrified! It shows!!!
    Some of those kids are the spitting image of a few in my class of '68


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    Quote Originally Posted by paw3001 View Post
    I loved my super heavy red Grifter. Loved the twist grip gears
    My brother and I had the other two bikes in the trilogy; the green Striker bike and the yellow boxer bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    My brother and I had the other two bikes in the trilogy; the green Striker bike and the yellow boxer bike.
    Not forgetting the back pedal breaking - my brother had a blue one - weighed a ton

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    My brother and I had the other two bikes in the trilogy; the green Striker bike and the yellow boxer bike.
    I had a Red Chopper in the 70's ...........................................
    Fortunately you can get cream for that kind of thing now.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by paw3001 View Post
    Naa…that’s the good old rubber keyed doormat, the Sinclair Spectrum. 48k?
    That's the one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos.Trejo View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by tixntox View Post
    Scary first days of school!

    We were all terrified! It shows!!!
    Few of the lads sporting braces had them myself along with one of those fabric s belts to hold shorts up


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    Quote Originally Posted by gerard View Post
    That is a little bizarre....I have photos of me on the same plateau...just a few years earlier!!
    We lived in Kaduna and Jos.
    Small world! My brother and I still occasionally drop into Pidgin (usually after a few beers).

    That photograph must have been taken on a rare occasion that I didn't have a plaster on my knee.
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    Taken by me on a box brownie at our house just outside Kuala Lumpur in 1958. My father was seconded from the RAF to head up Engineering Branch in the newly formed Royal Malaysian Air Force, and treated himself to this brand new Plymouth Belvedere. He subsequently brought it back to the UK, and our next stop was RAF Church Fenton in Yorkshire.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LRB255 View Post
    Few of the lads sporting braces had them myself along with one of those fabric s belts to hold shorts up


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    A "snake" belt by any chance? The "S" connector looked like a snake.

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    This one brings back memories of mum, she was very proud of her 15 minutes of fame! April fools day (apt as I'm in there too) 1962.



    I don't remember this one but my dad never went anywhere (including taking his son to the loo it seems) without his camera.



    This one I do remember, Christmas day 1973, I still have the book somewhere.


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