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Childhood Memories

mah

master brummie
My earliest memories of 70 years ago are of my Grandma Goode taking me to see the "dickie birds" in an aviary which was in the garden of a house on the corner of Manor House Lane and Sunnymead Rd ,South Yardley. She also used to sing a song ,of which I only can remember the first two lines.They were "all the dick dicks on the water,all the dick dicks on the sea....Idont know if she made it up,but if anyone knows this song I would love to know the rest of it. Margaret.
 

Vivienne14

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Re: Cadbury's Bournville

We had these mugs for our nightcap of Bournvita in the 1950s. There was nothing like sitting in front a glowing coal fire with a mug of Bournvita. Adored the stuff. I thought our mugs had a man-in-the-moon on them but it must have been these. Viv.

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master brummie
Re: Cadbury's Bournville

We had these mugs for our nightcap of Bournvita in the 1950s. There was nothing like sitting in front a glowing coal fire with a mug of Bournvita. Adored the stuff. I thought our mugs had a man-in-the-moon on them but it must have been these. Viv.

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I hope you were also listening to the Ovaltinies on Radio Luxembourg whilst sipping the drink.
 

Smudger

master brummie
Re: Cadbury's Bournville

I hope you were also listening to the Ovaltinies on Radio Luxembourg whilst sipping the drink.
We are the Ovaltinies little girls & boys...........Radio Luxembourg, probably the only decent radio programme we had. We had so little, so it didn`t take much to make us feel warm & happy. Today we have so much yet are we as happy as bck then?
 

paul stacey

master brummie
Re: Cadbury's Bournville

Off Piste again,!! come on Smudge, we "listen with Mother", "Uncle ? children's hour", Muffin the mule, The wooden tops, Dick Barton, Ect .Paul
 

Smudger

master brummie
Re: Cadbury's Bournville

Off Piste again,!! come on Smudge, we "listen with Mother", "Uncle ? children's hour", Muffin the mule, The wooden tops, Dick Barton, Ect .Paul
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Paul, I guess my memory sucks because i only remember R/luxembourg for the music. I can`t remember the others you mention except for Special agent Dick barton (was he on r/lux ? And surely Muffin & the Woodentops were on tv?
 

norfolk brummie

gone but not forgotten
Re: Cadbury's Bournville

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Paul, I guess my memory sucks because i only remember R/luxembourg for the music. I can`t remember the others you mention except for Special agent Dick Barton (was he on r/lux ? And surely Muffin & the Woodentops were on tv?
Dick Barton, Special Agent, with his associates , Snowy & Jock. Light Programme 6.45pm till 7.00. The same time as the original Archers programmed, which, I think, took over from Dick Barton. In the children's programme it was Uncle Mac.

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Radio Luxembourg was established in order to advertise products. No such thing on the old BBC. The top weekly programme was the Sunday evening Top Twenty presented by ex. bandleader Jack Jackson, later by Pete Murray. I seem to think it was some beauty product. I need help on that one. The product, not the treatment!

Eddie
 

Vivienne14

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One for the girls and one for the boys out there. Although I also liked Meccano. Viv.

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Vivienne14

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Re: Cadbury's Bournville

Smudger;56470 Paul said:
I had no idea Radio Luxenburg was so old, started in the 1920s. I too only remember the music programmes. Here's a sample of the programmes from the 1950s (from Wikipedia). Viv.

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Smudger

master brummie
Re: Cadbury's Bournville

Dick Barton, Special Agent, with his associates , Snowy & Jock. Light Programme 6.45pm till 7.00. The same time as the original Archers programmed, which, I think, took over from Dick Barton. In the children's programme it was Uncle Mac.

Back on track.

Radio Luxembourg was established in order to advertise products. No such thing on the old BBC. The top weekly programme was the Sunday evening Top Twenty presented by ex. bandleader Jack Jackson, later by Pete Murray. I seem to think it was some beauty product. I need help on that one. The product, not the treatment!

Eddie
Eddie i don`t know what you`re taking for your memory but it`s bl...y good stuff. I can`t help you with the beauty product ( didn`t need any :-} I do have a vague memory of a advert on r/lux for the foorball pools. Some guy called Horace ? claimed he had a system, & also Milton Keynes was mentioned a lot (don`t know why )
 

paul stacey

master brummie
Quite right all of you, I am just too young to have listened to a "Crystal Set Radio", my mug I remember distinctly as red plastic with white night cap, I remember Dick and Snowy, Dan Dare, and yes Muffin, the flowerpot men and the wooden tops, and Andy Pandy. and the cotton tails, Muffin the mule, were all on early BBC TV, the one where the starting shots showed Alex palace radio mast with words going round it.We had a TV in 52/53, how I don't know because we were poor as church mice, all our neighbours about 12 people crowded into our small parlour to watch the "Coronation".Paul
 

Smudger

master brummie
I remember as a nipper, i was a really skinny kid & whenever i called for my mate, his mother would forcefeed me a dripping sarnie, saying i needed feeding up. I didn`t need feeding up as i could stuff myself till the cows come home & hardly put on an ounce, unlike today i`ve only got to look at 4 squares of choc & i can feel my waistline bulging. Still enjoy a dripping sarnie today. As kids we would get on our bikes & ride to Walmley or Shenstone & we would often knock on someones door & ask for a drink of water, & quite often we would be invited in & have lemonade & a slice of cake. Folk seemed so much nicer back then.
 

Smudger

master brummie
Quite right all of you, I am just too young to have listened to a "Crystal Set Radio", my mug I remember distinctly as red plastic with white night cap, I remember Dick and Snowy, Dan Dare, and yes Muffin, the flowerpot men and the wooden tops, and Andy Pandy. and the cotton tails, Muffin the mule, were all on early BBC TV, the one where the starting shots showed Alex palace radio mast with words going round it.We had a TV in 52/53, how I don't know because we were poor as church mice, all our neighbours about 12 people crowded into our small parlour to watch the "Coronation".Paul

We never had a tv, but i do vaguely remember a crystal set & a wind up gramaphone which is probably where i got my love of classical music, "The dream of Olwen, Bolero, 1812th, & Holst`s Planets. & then around `56, along came a guy called Elvis & wow i was hooked. I took some Elvis records to my school leaving party & i remember my teacher saying " oh my lord, that`s horrible music" Not to us teens it wasn`t.
 

Old Boy

master brummie
I remember as a nipper, i was a really skinny kid & whenever i called for my mate, his mother would forcefeed me a dripping sarnie, saying i needed feeding up. I didn`t need feeding up as i could stuff myself till the cows come home & hardly put on an ounce, unlike today i`ve only got to look at 4 squares of choc & i can feel my waistline bulging. Still enjoy a dripping sarnie today. As kids we would get on our bikes & ride to Walmley or Shenstone & we would often knock on someones door & ask for a drink of water, & quite often we would be invited in & have lemonade & a slice of cake. Folk seemed so much nicer back then.
Hi Smudger,

Or was it that the youngsters, yourself included, were better behaved and people were not frightened of you?

Old Boy
 

adap2it

master brummie
Re: Cadbury's Bournville

Eddie i don`t know what you`re taking for your memory but it`s bl...y good stuff. I can`t help you with the beauty product ( didn`t need any :-} I do have a vague memory of a advert on r/lux for the foorball pools. Some guy called Horace ? claimed he had a system, & also Milton Keynes was mentioned a lot (don`t know why )
It was Horace Bachelor and his famous "Infra Draw Method" and I believe it was in Keynsham Bristol. How about that for memory?

Dave A
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
I can remember just 4 stations on our old 'wireless' (1) light programme (2) home service (3) third programme and (4) radio Luxemburg, if you had a 'wave change' switch you could also pick up a few foreign stations amongst the screeching and whistling. Needless to say nobody listened to the highbrow third programme in our house, Luxemburg and the Light were our favourites . I had the weekly (?) task of going to the local electrical shop to pick up a fully charged battery (what would Health and Safety say to that?) until we bought an 'electric' radio. One of the old programmes I loved was the Billy Cotton Band Show (Wakey Wakey) with his sig tune 'Some one stole my gal' I do not remember if that was radio or early TV. Happy days. Eric
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