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Read More 6. Read More 5. AceShowbiz - 6 Jul The 'Blank Space' hitmaker decided to skip the patriotic bash this year because she wanted to focus more on her studio session, new romance and family. Read More 4. There is a train running the length of the pier — over a mile! Later still, in the mid-Sixties, I had some walking holidays using Youth Hostels. We walked across Dartmoor one year and did Mid-Wales another year. In those days their bedrooms were primitive dormitories with bunks.
You were expected to use your own sheet sleeping-bag. You had to cook your own meals in a shared kitchen and you might be asked to do chores such as cleaning before leaving the next day. Some were more primitive than others and one or two in Wales did not have electricity. I have been saving it for later. Let me start with Kent Waltonwho used to be a disc-jockey on Radio Luxembourg. His voice was known to us all from his commentaries of professional wrestling on ITV from to the late Eighties.
At its peak in the Seventies it was shown on Saturdays between the half-time and full-time football results and had viewing figure over ten million. That was when we had no football coverage on radio or television and all the league matches took place at the same time.
There were rules but some wrestlers managed to get away with a lot of cheating out of sight of the referee. There were many familiar figures.
The biggest of the heavyweights were Big DaddyShirley Crabtree, definitely one of the goodies, and Giant Haystacks. Martin Austin Ruane, shown in the two pictures above.
McManus was the typical baddy. In which I consider all the electrical devices that we now have, some battery operated. After my initial comments in  My Lovely Mobile! There are so many things available today. How did we manage without them? For most of them, we just managed without, while for others we had some obviously primitive alternatives. I have tried to list them all, in alphabetical order! It came into some offices originally to stop the computers LP over-heating; and it has now become fairly standard in cars.
We managed without it. We just managed with less cash. People were much more often paid in cash and we did a lot less spending money or shopping. You could get money by queueing up in a bank, if you could get there during their quite restricted opening hours.
More later about banks and money. Now the trend is going away from cash. Many people will use a credit card for every little purchase. The shop assistant served you and so knew what you were buying. If you bought more than one thing, the assistant had to work out the total by mental arithmetic, perhaps helped with some pencil and paper calculations. I remember once, much later than the Sixties, buying ten batteries at an upmarket department store. The poor assistant had a lot of difficulty.
When you bought a round of drinks at a bar, it was hectic. The barman or barmaid could only work out then total by mental arithmetic, with a bit of guesswork. As in many shops as well as all the mental arithmetic they had to know all the prices. You could amuse yourself by buying the same round again and seeing whether the total charged was the same.
It was usually a bit different. LP had cash registersmechanical machines that enabled the assistant to indicate the total price. The price came up, a bell rang and the till drawer opened. We did make bread at home, without mixers. It took a lot more time and work. See Food Mixers. Calculators only came into schools in the mid-sixties. When I look at banking, I will explain how they managed some of their calculations. You can appreciate that one reason that banks closed at pm was to give staff time to reconcile all their figures the slow way before going home.
We just had to use the old methods, which were more difficult, time-consuming and expensive. See  Flash, Bang, Wallop! We have here an example of something that has come and gone. With electricity and technology, there came an electrical can opener. You fixed the can and switched on. The can turned in a circle and the lid came off. Now technology has produced cans with easily opened lids, so the electric can opener is no longer needed!
We had old-fashioned manual keys, one for the doors and one for the engine. You had to unlock and lock each door separately. We managed without them.
To be honest, by modern standards, cars were a bit primitive. We had no music, and no traffic news. We talked a lot more. No cassette tapes, CDs or MP3 players in cars either!
Most clocks, even alarm clocks, operated by clockwork. You wound them up each day. You did the same with watches. Coffee was not the same. There was instant coffee!! More to come about coffee. Word processing, digital photography, spreadsheets, databases, the Internet … We just managed without them, or used paper-based methods.
More later in another blog about computers. Typewriters provided very basic word processing. See also Games Machines and Mobile Phones. We did it the hard way, using manual tools. I can remember using one of these. There were electric drills. They were expensive and I presume that these were use by professional carpenters and builders. They were probably available but not common, used by the rich. You know what I mean by now — by the rich and posh people!
Cooking was more of an adventure. Lots to come about cooking. Temperature in an oven depended on which shelf was used. We had a gas oven and there were no glass doors.
Primitive electric fires were available. They did not look like coal fires. Women did not have much choice when it came to hairstyles and they relied on Hairdressers. Simple ones were available. Probably a sensible decision when there were no refrigerators or freezers! Yes, we did have them then! With no central heating, we used them regularly but sparingly.
They were considered to be expensive. Why would we need the Internet with no Computersno Mobile Phones …. There were simple electric irons but they were not steam irons. Ironing was much more difficult. We even had a couple of old non-electric irons at our house. Make sure your selection starts and ends within the same node. All News Daily Roundup. Album Reviews Song Reviews. Song Lyrics.
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Another day, another opportunity for Selena Gomez to talk about Justin Bieber even though, like, she says she's done with talking about him. Chris Hemsworth has two things on his mind: getting wet in the riptide and cuddling with pussy cats. Bones executive producer Kathleen Reichs, who wrote the noves the show is based on, and stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz have come together to slam Fox with a gigantic lawsuit. Click To Read More 3. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie might already have six children, but that wasn't the number they were originally LP for.
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