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The Seventies. A to Z

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Cherrytree59 Wed 05-Oct-16 13:16:50

The Decade they said
'when taste went out the window'!
Dancing at the local Disco on a Saturday night is one of my memories.
What's yours?
Its A to Z. So...


LullyDully Wed 05-Oct-16 13:48:49

Bell bottoms

LullyDully Wed 05-Oct-16 13:54:27

Curry in dried.form....Vesta

rosesarered Wed 05-Oct-16 14:22:19

Denim skirt, maxi

Liaise Wed 05-Oct-16 14:51:46

Crimplene short dress and pushing a pram. With three bottles of Hungarian wine, bought at the NAAFI, hidden around the baby. The wine cost five shillings and nine pence a bottle. I had never heard of Social Services in those days. Just as well. That baby is now 44 years old. Tempus fugit. iPad doesn't like Latin. You could start another thread with all the alternatives it came up with.

Cherrytree59 Wed 05-Oct-16 19:01:04

liaise I had never heard of Hungarian wine in the seventies. Lager and lime was all my friends & I aspired to. grin
lully my Dad was so 'exotic' he had a Vesta curry every birthday.

Cherrytree59 Wed 05-Oct-16 19:20:17


gettingonabit Wed 05-Oct-16 19:23:46

My mother stockpiling sugar and coffee on top of the cupboard in case Brazil ran out of it..

Cherrytree59 Wed 05-Oct-16 19:42:58

grin gettingonabit was there a rumour going around or just your mum being careful?

DH sings 'They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil'. (when he wants a cup of coffee made for him).
Not sure if its by Noel coward?confused

Cherrytree59 Wed 05-Oct-16 19:44:23

Starting with letter F now...

rosesarered Wed 05-Oct-16 20:11:00

(In 71 or 72 , newly married, I remember that I bought a lot of sugar and coffee so was a stockpiler.grin Yes, we were told that they may be scarce or mega expensive.)

rosesarered Wed 05-Oct-16 20:11:41

Fake fur

rosesarered Wed 05-Oct-16 20:12:04

Glam rock

gettingonabit Wed 05-Oct-16 21:54:43

Didn't realise this was alphabeticalgrin.

roses glad it's not just my old mam stockpiling sugar and coffee....

Justin HEYWOOD -Forever Autumn.

Linsco56 Wed 05-Oct-16 22:27:33

Infrared sun lamp

Liaise Thu 06-Oct-16 08:49:23

There was a sugar shortage in about 1974 through panic buying. The local shop where we were living kept it back for favoured friends. My mother sent a bag of sugar through the post. There was also a shortage of potatoes, probably through disease. The children had to go without their Saturday night fish and chips which they ate while watchingDr Who. The eldest behind the sofa!

LullyDully Thu 06-Oct-16 09:03:00

Frightful use of Orange and brown.......yuk.

Cherrytree59 Thu 06-Oct-16 09:15:47

lully my mum had big Orange and brown swirls on a feature wall shock

Jackson 5

gettingonabit Fri 07-Oct-16 13:23:20

Kate Bush.

Jane10 Fri 07-Oct-16 13:27:26

Glam rock! Sorry to say but I did love Gary Glitter now exposed as a reprehensible creature but I loved his music back then sad

Jane10 Fri 07-Oct-16 13:28:20

Sorry. Forgot about it being alphabetical.

gettingonabit Fri 07-Oct-16 17:50:29


downtoearth Fri 07-Oct-16 18:16:06

Norman Vaughan....swinging ...dodgy

downtoearth Fri 07-Oct-16 18:19:38

Oops M before N Mike harding

KatyK Fri 07-Oct-16 18:20:08

Man about the House (for M) smile