I can still see my mum even now testing the temperature of the flat iron. My mum heated the irons either on the stove or if there was a fire in the range then on there. I still have one of these irons.
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Back in the 60's, this was the must have toy for xmas! All I ever wanted was a 'Johnny Seven Gun' (the seven meant that the gun fired seven projectiles). After a lot of nagging, my parents eventually got me one. One of my friends, who lived opposite our block in Abbey Buildings, also got one from his mum and dad! We had great fun firing all the missiles and bullets at each other from our balcony's, across a gap of about 20 - 30 yards. When we ran out of ammo we had to rush down stairs to the yard to retrieve all our projectiles laying all around on the ground, run back up, reload and resume the fire fight! This could last all day long and invariably did. In my days the Johnny Seven cost about £5, quite a lot in the 60's, they are now fetching between £150 - £300 on eBay!
I can remember dipping the blotting paper into the ink well and shooting them around the classroom with a rubber band, (1950s).The best part was shooting then onto the ceiling above the teachers desk and when they dried out they would fall down on his head, I still think it’s funny.
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