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Lyons corner houses( waitresses were called"nippys")

Before my time - I can only remember them being self-service (and I don't just mean the one in the Market Square).

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Pink elephants

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Boils on back of necks.

Major crossroads without traffic lights.

Carbuncles.

Boys' school caps.

Boys' gabardine raincoats.

Railways crossing gates closed by winding a wheel.

Nigger as a shade of brown.

Invalid carriages with winding handles to chain-driven front wheels.

Fountain pens (rare).

Football not being taken seriously.

Two-day Christmas holiday.

Tolerance towards smoking.

TV writing good enough to entertain without resorting to sex, violence and swearing.

Packets of loose tea, not tea bags (rare).

Dolly tub and ponch.

Foolscap and quarto paper sizes.

Entertainment without guitars.

Crooners (ie, singers with a good voice).

Romantic songs that have sincere lyrics.

Nottingham without one-way streets.

A cinema in every district.

And just to be different - lampposts that were always metal, then concrete are now metal again.

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Aaaah!, Rabbits and Lawnmower.

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bus ticket inspectors

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Manual copying machines which consisted a drum/roller to which the master-copy or stencil was fixed; a handle to turn the drum; an absorbent pad soaked with special solvent; an in-tray for blank paper; and an out-tray for the copies.

Common in the 60s and the smell of the solvent.... yada

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Manual copying machines which consisted a drum/roller to which the master-copy or stencil was fixed; a handle to turn the drum; an absorbent pad soaked with special solvent; an in-tray for blank paper; and an out-tray for the copies.

Common in the 60s and the smell of the solvent....

I think the name you are looking for might be Banda. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=banda+machine&espv=2&biw=1641&bih=873&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=SboAVcb_OYrWUeeihJAC&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg

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Thanks Cliff Ton but as my wife now informs me, they were called Roneo machines or Roneograph down here and you would have 'roneoed' copies of a document.

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Dinneford's Gripe Water.

Ostermilk 1 or 2 in 16oz tins.

Cow and Gate Milk.

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#2339 Bubble. No more conductors on the trams. You have to buy a ticket from a machine and validate it before getting on the tram. Those that travel free just validate their card. Down the line half a dozen inspectors jump on the tram, and before it moves off inspect all tickets and cards.

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