Remember the 80's Early 90's?
Growing Up In The Late 80’s Early 90’s
If you were raised on Rainbow, Blue Peter, and you played in the woods, fell out of trees and went home filthy and got a thick ear, had 4 TV channels and school started with the Lords prayer, had to be in at 7, rode home-made go-karts with pram wheels, recorded the top 40 from the radio on a tape after watching All Things Great and Small or Bullseye on a Sunday afternoon , drank from the tap, rode your BMX or Grifter all day, went to the corner shop for a 10p mix up then this article will bring back some great memories.
ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿Every child go’s through a phase of some kind. Looking back at all the different things I was in to when I was a youngster is amazing. What is even more amazing and very cool is that all these great memories have made a come back for my kids to practically give them the same memories I have now.
Just by looking at these pictures my childhood comes flooding back. I remember saving my paper round money up (all £5.50 a week) to get my first watch with a light that only lighted one side of the screen. My after school TV was a mix up between BBC1’s Broom Cupboard and ITV’s CITV followed by BBC 2 where Quantum Leap used to see to 7.
My weekends were pretty much jam-packed. My morning TV was either Live and kicking or Number 73. I think when I reached the age of 8 or 9 I was allowed out on my own or at least with my mates anyways. One of my best presence I got was my first bike. This wasn’t a new bike though but like most things that I received whether it be clothes or toys it was a hand me down from my older brother. Not that I minded because as he upgraded to a 5 gear Racer, I got a his Grifter!
How many of you stuck a plastic bottle in the back wheel to make it sound like a motorbike?
If I didn’t have football during the day I would form the greatest army ever formed and declare war on whoever would play army in our local woods. We had bases, tree hut hide outs, bunkers you name it we built it. This led us to joining the army cadets so instead of sticks we had proper guns, brilliant!!!
Weekends were all about the sleep over’s at your mates. Your chance to stay up late play on maybe a NES or Saga
So many products, TV shows, toys even trends from this era are still very much alive today I’m loving it. I hope I have put a couple of smiles on your faces with happy memories. If you have any memories or maybe you can think of something from your past that could make a come back let me know.
Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats.......Hoooooooooooooo