Reminiscing and reviewing past memories of places, items, people etc
When our kitchens are full of shiny white goods taking much of the labour out of domestic chores, it is easy to forget how recently most of those chores were done by hand.
By Douglas J Lindsay | 23 Feb 2020
It was one of the ironies of winning the Second World War that, from about 1948 onwards, Britain was actually worse off than the Continental countries it had defeated or liberated.
By Douglas J Lindsay | 21 Feb 2020
Taking The Old - Time Tram
Do you remember taking the tram to school?
By Douglas J Lindsay | 20 Feb 2020
Auschwitz March 2015
We don’t take cameras. We’re keen photographers but this is not the place.
By Di Castle | 27 Jan 2020
More Mill Days Memories - And Friendship
In the past, I’ve blogged about my time working in the mill during the 1950s.
By Anne Harvey | 09 Jan 2020
My Visit To Graceland
Since the age of 13, in 1959, I have been an ardent fan of the wonderful singer Elvis Presley.
By Rosemary Ann Smith | 06 Jan 2020
Reviewing 35 Fascinating Facts! - Or Are They?
Some more 'facts' that are circulating around the internet, source unknown. Thirty five of them in all. I do not know if they are 'facts' or not!
By Jan Rosser | 13 Dec 2019
Remembering The Big Freeze - Winter 1962/3 Where Were You When It Happened?
It has been a tad chilly these last few days and nights after our mostly mild November.
By Jan Rosser | 07 Dec 2019
Reviewing The Exmouth Floods In 1960
I was 14 yrs old in 1960. Our family were living in Exmouth, Devon & had just moved into a house in Park Road.
By Rosemary Ann Smith | 27 Nov 2019
Remembering My Interview With Dr Mark Porter MBE MB DS DA DCH
I interviewed Doctor Mark Porter in 2015 for my previous OAPSchat website. Mark regularly broadcasts on Radio 4.
By Jan Rosser | 25 Nov 2019
Reviewing The Joys of Childhood Games - Conkers, Leapfrog, Tiddlywinks And Many More!
I keep thinking about my childhood games and wonder how many of the below ones still being played?
By Jan Rosser | 12 Oct 2019
Forty Years On - Plus!
How many of us, singing that song in school assemblies all those years ago, could imagine ourselves forty years hence, let alone meeting up with our old school mates?
By Anne Harvey | 05 Oct 2019
What Will Become Of Lovely Photos When I Have Gone?
I have been reading the article “The Lost Generation. Is This The End Of The Photo Album? Written by Di Castle”
By Sheila Khan | 26 Sep 2019
The Lost Generation. Is This The End Of The Photo Album?
When was the last time saw an album of someone’s family photos and, more importantly, when was the last time you looked – yes really looked – at your own family photographs?
By Di Castle | 21 Sep 2019
Whatever Happened To Manners And Respecting Your Elders?
A crammed car park in the height of summer. We spot an area of scrub at the far end, pull in and park next to a van.
By Di Castle | 12 Sep 2019
Passionate About The Past - Challenging Times In 1962!
By early 1962 when I was 23, I was still single, at a time when if you weren’t at least seriously ‘courting’ or engaged to be married, you were considered to be on the shelf.
By Anne Harvey | 06 Sep 2019
Memories Of Childhood Evacuation In September 1939 - The Outbreak Of WW2
Between September 1st and September 4th 1939, there were millions of mothers, babies and small children evacuated from their homes in the towns and cities across Britain.
By Jan Rosser | 02 Sep 2019
Film Stars, Hair-Dos And Reminiscences
One of the most interesting aspects of writing about the immediate past has been the research involved, especially the cover.
By Anne Harvey | 15 Aug 2019
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