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Big One – sticks out a mile. Who can forget the classic innuendo laden 1970s TV ad for the Big One chocolate bar? Plenty judging by the blank looks from OldnDazed readers I’ve mentioned it to when discussing my list of the best ever sweets and chocolates. But, fading memories...
Comic Book Hero cover
Back in the day comics were a part of every kid’s life. Boys and girls had their favourite weekly 'papers' following the adventures of their favourite characters. Fleetway, part of IPC Magazines, were perhaps the biggest publishers of comics. And in 1961 a young Barrie Tomlinson joined the company. His...
Someone made a very good point to me recently. He said today’s old gits are the first generation to see breakthrough technology become defunct or obsolete in their own lifetimes. VHS Video cassettes being an excellent case in point. Floppy disks another. Inspired by this I thought I would look...
vintage christmas presents
At this time of year you will see a number of vintage Christmas presents or Xmas gifts in days gone by articles on various websites. They are usually ‘written’ by 19 year old interns who type ‘best toys in 1950’ into Google and then list the results. They then...
Cricket scoreboard
The Ashes. One of the greatest, certainly one of the most prolonged, sporting clashes in the world. OK, England may be getting battered and it's not exactly an even contest at the minute. I mean what chance do eleven English cricketers have against Steve Smith? But no old git worth...
barrie tomlinson comic book hero
Who is Barrie Tomlinson? Editor of Tiger and Roy of the Rovers. Head of the Boys' Sport and Adventure Department at IPC Magazines. Author of Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff and Comic Book Hero. A real life comic book hero If you read a comic as a kid you will...

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British Comic Book Heroes

Comic book heroes were a part of growing up for most boys back in the day. I'm sure OldnDazed readers will remember all these...