7 0'clock razor blades in green paper packets, only dad was allowed to touch em.
Big bottles of pop with large black screw caps the size of spinning tops, they were like a bakelite material with a big fat red rubber band for the seal, and those with a type of porcelain stopper with a tension spring to seal it up.
Men who looked like they wore mascara but theyd just done a shift down pit.
Spud guns when every kid nicked mams tatoes, cap guns, I once put six in at once and it split the gun! or just hit the caps with an hammer, plastic rockets that also held caps that you threw in the air or against the wall to set the cap off.
Those slabs of Palm toffee, banana, chocolate and I think caramel flavours, Victory V's, Spanish root (a twig you chewed)
John Bull printing sets.
Camp coffee in a bottle.
Pavements daubed in white chalk for hopscotch, girls skipping, spinning tops being whipped with amazing accuracy.
Party sevens, 7 pints of beer in a giant can that you opened with a flat tin opener with a pointed end that left a triangular shaped hole.
Dynamo hubs that powered you cycle lights, a small wheel that sat against the side wall of the tyre to create the energy, trouble is when you stopped at traffic lights the bike lights went out...ouch.
Men hanging paraffin lamps on their cars at night to warn others of a parked vehicle, signs on the back of new cars 'RUNNING IN, PLEASE PASS'. A free squirt of redex at the petrol station.
When I left school I worked close to the palais and every Friday mam would give me the dreaded list, I had to go and buy from central market across the road in my dinner hour, things included were, conger eel, pigs feet, haslet, braun or brawn, tongue, oxtails, cow heel, tripe, chitterlings and a thing called hodge I think? I got told off once cos I had bought hock instead of hodge.