the sweeney retro board game
Rip up your Christmas list.  West 11 Designs have reissued a collection of retro board games. And they are sure to get the pulses racing. The Sweeney and Thunderbirds are among the retro board games that will prove popular with everyone. All the games are based on sixties and seventies cult TV...
old mobile phone first text message
December 4 1992 saw the first text message sent.  Unbelievable.  What did we do before then?  Maybe people rang each and spoke.  Or is that too fanciful a thought?  People actually talking to each other.  Probably not. Anyway I digress.  Back to the first text message.  Yes, a young engineer called...
roy race 1950s
English football's best ever striker is once again pulling on his boots. Roy Race, the legendary Roy of the Rovers, is making a comeback in 2018. He is every boy's favourite comic book character. But Roy Race hasn't made an appearance for Melchester Rovers in sixteen years. He last starred...
Girl in red phone box
The old curmudgeons at BT are planning to scrap over half of the UK’s remaining phone boxes. The cull will take place over the next five years. The purge will leave just 20,000 working phone boxes in the country. Down from a high of 92,000 in 1992.  The scrapping of...
yellow pages phone book
I threw a copy of the Yellow Pages phone book away today. Just flipped it into the recycling bin. Not a very newsworthy event. But it was surprising. Surprising I could lift the thing. Back in the day you had to use a sack barrow to take copy of the Yellow...

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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...