Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bagman, Jun 28, 2020.
IGA but the sargents pies are in inedible
“Big Ben”, was the big square pie to eat - big on pastry, big on meat…………… if you believe the ads!
“The Great Australian Taste”. Four and Twenty are pretty good too !!
Making Shanghais…….and trying to hit milk bottles…..
In Sydney they were called slingshots.
Great fun trying to get a rock to make that ricochet sound off a road or concrete surface…..
Wouldn’t go anywhere without my “shangy ” as a kid….
Along with lots of other fun stuff like skid boards they were banned when I was a kid but didnt stop us making them.
Try this quick quiz of advertisements from the past.
I only got 5/10
There was one in the shop next door to us, we would watch the big boys play these for hours
I think we used to mix too much - very tangy!
That’s the bulk size container…….
We only ever had the pull top, sealed can size…..once it was gone we had to wait another week.
Mamod steam engines ……
I was given one for my tenth birthday….kept me occupied for years !
Wish I’d hung on to it
Wasn't that long ago I found it in a supermarket. Inside the last 10 years.
Did better than me Barry.....4/10 !
I had a mamod steam roller great present wonders what my daughter would say if I got one for her son , Fire, steam mentholated spirit , now go out some and play .
5c a game , ironically the 5c piece has survived some what , haven’t seen much coin the last 18 mths ...
Who else was told as kid , put your hand up there and you will come out the other side very skinny ...
That happened to me
mum couldn't work out how the roller worked (no dad). I was home so played with the New washing machine, pulled on levers finally got the wringer to work ( I was 9)
When mum came home from work I showed her how, pointed at the rollers (turning) they garbed my hand and away they went. Luckily the newer version of machine sprung the housing open when it got to my elbow
So my parents weren’t kidding ... and I thought it would be armless .. glad you survived that .
Making and flying kites !
Used to spend hours in the pursuit of the perfect kite design.
Both our boys learned as they grew up, however I don’t see many home made kites these days…..
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