Things we don't do any more?

Photo:Supermarket milk

Supermarket milk

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Local shopping

Photo:Washing by hand

Washing by hand

Photo:1970s toys

1970s toys

Photo:Holiday brochure

Holiday brochure

Going, Going, Gone.

By Davey Ivens

Supermarket milk & local shopping

Does anyone in your family remember having the milk delivered to the doorstep? 

When do you think the ‘milkman’ stopped delivering?

Before large supermarkets were developed, many people would have done all of their shopping at local shops - butchers, bakers, dairies - all within walking distance from their homes. 

This would have given people more chances to catch up with their neighbours and all the local gossip.





Washing by hand

Can you remember your parents or grandparents washing all the clothes by hand?

Or using a mangle to squeeze the water out before hanging the laundry on the line?

Many households would have had a day a week when all the laundry was done - usually by the women and girls.

Most people these days have a washing machine at home or take their dirty clothes to a Launderette - this is an example of how technology has made our lives better.

Using catalogues and brochures

In the years before the internet, many families used printed catalogues and brochures to choose the kids’ Christmas presents or to research and book their holidays.

People aged in their 40’s, 50’s and 60's will have happy memories of flicking through the pages - hoping they'd get the new bike or game they wanted, or imagining sunning themselves on the beach.

Look how much the holidays cost - how far would you get for £29 in 2014.

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This page was added by Davey Ivens on 28/01/2014.
Comments about this page

the photo of a store has my sister Isa and i think gloria?? in it. was shocked to see my sister as she passed a while ago 

By Georgina Melville-Kestle
On 10/12/2014

the photo of a store has my sister Isa and i think gloria?? in it. was shocked to see my sister as she passed a while ago 

By Georgina Melville-Kestle
On 19/11/2014

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