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  1. 10 Apr '13 08:45
    the death of maggie has stirred up debate about the 'dark' days of the 1970's. discussion about the strikes, the failing economy, 3 day weeks, power cuts and rubbish bags in the streets at first glance paint a grim picture.

    was it really that bad? i was born at the end of the 70's so missed all the fun, but i hear people talking nostalgically about that 70's all the time and how much better things were.

    so whats the truth about the 70's, maybe some of you old dudes can help me out?
  2. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    10 Apr '13 08:47
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    so whats the truth about the 70's, maybe some of you old dudes can help me out?
    Well stocked libraries in towns of all sizes.
  3. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    10 Apr '13 08:48
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    so whats the truth about the 70's, maybe some of you old dudes can help me out?
    Good rural bus services.
  4. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    10 Apr '13 08:49
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    so whats the truth about the 70's, maybe some of you old dudes can help me out?
    Virtually all schools had sports fields.
  5. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    10 Apr '13 08:52
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    so whats the truth about the 70's, maybe some of you old dudes can help me out?
    Increasing numbers of people from poor backgrounds were able to go to polytechnics and universities.
  6. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    10 Apr '13 08:54
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    so whats the truth about the 70's, maybe some of you old dudes can help me out?
    Relatively cheap housing.
  7. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    10 Apr '13 09:01
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    so whats the truth about the 70's, maybe some of you old dudes can help me out?
    Less TV & less crap TV.

    There was a lot to be said for the unifying effect of the Blue Peter v Magpie - Which Do You Prefer? - commonality.
  8. 10 Apr '13 09:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    the death of maggie has stirred up debate about the 'dark' days of the 1970's. discussion about the strikes, the failing economy, 3 day weeks, power cuts and rubbish bags in the streets at first glance paint a grim picture.

    was it really that bad? i was born at the end of the 70's so missed all the fun, but i hear people talking nostalgically about t were.

    so whats the truth about the 70's, maybe some of you old dudes can help me out?
    Great music up to circa '75 anyway

    Hot tropical summers, especially (and probably only) 1976. Stand pipes.

    Family holidays in the UK

    Cheap holidays in Greece (mostly Spain actually)

    Long hair, flared jeans and high-waisted trousers
  9. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    10 Apr '13 09:03
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Great music up to circa '75 anyway
    I'm thinking, 1974 especially, for some reason.
  10. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    10 Apr '13 09:05
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Family holidays in the UK

    Cheap holidays in Greece (mostly Spain actually)
    How special and exotic those adventures abroad felt, being rare and new [for the masses anyway].
  11. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    10 Apr '13 09:07
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Hot tropical summers, especially (and probably only) 1976.
    How 1976's extraordinary 'not-in-living-memory'-type summer [there have been countless repeats of its extremity in the meantime] gave rise to all that aerial photography showing hundreds of deserted medieval villages everywhere.
  12. 10 Apr '13 09:11 / 1 edit
    Good times; god I wish I could be irresponsible again.
  13. 10 Apr '13 09:52
    Originally posted by FMF
    I'm thinking, 1974 especially, for some reason.
    i always knew thatcher was to blame for crap 80's music!!!!
  14. 10 Apr '13 09:54
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Good times; god I wish I could be irresponsible again.
    its never too late to do something dangerous and exciting. i left a bottle of milk out with no lid................all night, then made a cup of tea this morning with out sniffing it!!! thats how i role baby!!!
  15. 10 Apr '13 11:29
    My most vivid memories are of the weather and the music.
    1976 was a particularly good summer.

    My favourite music was The Beatles, Deep Purple, Free, Led Zeppelin,
    The Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher, Lynard Skynard
    and many more like Status Quo and ZZ top.

    Later on then, Rainbow, Whitesnake and AC/DC.

    The music of today is rubbish.