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what do you look back on about your childhood that give you that nostalgic tingle down the back of your spine?

 

i'll kick things off with:

 

jumpers for goalpost games of football at school that started before 9am, continued during playtimes and dinnertime and concluded after school with a 23-22 scoreline

british bulldog

giant refreshers and wham bars

10p mixups that contained over 20 sweets

curby

bench ball

attic attack on the zx spectrum

marathon weekend bike rides on my bmx to the tree swing at macro, washington.

 

 

 

 

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Going to the beach and actually swimming in the sea during the summer with scant regard for weather/sea conditions.

 

Challenging other groups of lads to a game of football, sometimes never to meet again, sometimes becoming mortal enemies and sometimes making friends you've still got decades later.

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Going to the beach and actually swimming in the sea during the summer with scant regard for weather/sea conditions.

 

Challenging other groups of lads to a game of football, sometimes never to meet again, sometimes becoming mortal enemies and sometimes making friends you've still got decades later.

 

i definitely remember the latter! mint.

 

also, word going around school about a pre-arranged fight on the "back field". cue two 13 year old kids going at it bare knuckled in the middle of a baying crowd.

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Finding bags of porn mags in the bushes. :gettin:

 

Damn you internet, you've ruined it.

 

 

( never did work out quite why anyone would stash their grot outside, like ?)

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totally :lol:

 

a bit wrong looking back on it though innit, knocking one out over a second hand jazz mag found randomly outside :puke:

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:lol:

As if that was foremost in the mind.

 

I'm convinced there's a bush/bush correlation- when porn was stashed in bushes, the growlers were like mohair jumpers.

When the arboreal stashes disappeared, so did the flange fur.

I'd like to hear Parky's thoughts on this :lol:

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My father drunk and my mother psychotic.

 

The former has sobered up.

AIDS and the prospect of a nuclear holocaust were all the rage

:lol: Fuck me it's the Chuckle Brothers.

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As well I remember they told you on telly that in x number of years everyone would know someone that died of AIDS. That properly fucked me up. [emoji38]

 

I'm just a genuine deep thinker, ok guys?

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Remember When The Wind Blows? I was properly scared of nuclear war when I was a kid.

 

my parents bought me that. it left me traumatised, not exactly a light hearted comic book for an impressionable 8 year old.

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Remember When The Wind Blows? I was properly scared of nuclear war when I was a kid.

Raymond Briggs could be canny dark as well as funny and sentimental. There was also that thing he did which was a proper pop at the Falklands War when the whole country were convincing themselves what a glorious victory it had been. There was also a thing he did about the rather dreary life if his mam and dad. Can't remember the name of either. I went to the Laing gallery a few years ago to see an exhibition and stumbled upon another one that was there which was all kids' books illustrators. It had original stuff by Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake and Stephen Biesty amongst others. It pissed all over the main exhibition.

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Taking your tie off before having a fight because the bigger lads had told you that you couldn't get in trouble if you weren't wearing school gear.

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Raymond Briggs could be canny dark as well as funny and sentimental. There was also that thing he did which was a proper pop at the Falklands War when the whole country were convincing themselves what a glorious victory it had been. There was also a thing he did about the rather dreary life if his mam and dad. Can't remember the name of either. I went to the Laing gallery a few years ago to see an exhibition and stumbled upon another one that was there which was all kids' books illustrators. It had original stuff by Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake and Stephen Biesty amongst others. It pissed all over the main exhibition.

I love his grumpy old man take on Father Christmas

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Commodore 64

Sega Megadrive

Raleigh Wildcat

Reebok Pumps

Rushing home from school to watch kids TV

Fiotball in the playground

6 weeks holidays

Reebok pumps :lol:

 

I didn't have a pair of them but I had a truly dreadful pair of Roos and LA Gear. Massive tongues

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Taking your tie off before having a fight because the bigger lads had told you that you couldn't get in trouble if you weren't wearing school gear.

Catching a glimpse of your reflection in just blazer and shirt and thinking "now this is a look I could do something with", then having that thought beaten right out of your head, only for it to resurface years later.

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At 14 having a david bowie hair cut and dyeing it bright orange like the pin ups album. It was 1973 i loved the glam rock era but drew a line on wearing make up. In my platform shoes and 28" Oxford Bags (really wide trousers) i thought i was the dogs bollocks.

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Other than finding the above mentioned grot, I spent loads of my childhood cycling to and climbing trees in Gosforth park, finding lost golf balls in the woods by the course there and selling them to golfers for a pound a bag, the ones that didn't chase us anyway :lol:

Trips the Lake District with Pa Fist were regular features too.

He once took me, my brother and five mates for a weeks camping to Ullswater, in his Allegro.

Mentalist.

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