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When I was young we used to rent stories from the library in charlton. You know bbc storey tellers, you used to get them on tape and rent them for a small fee. I think the narrator was called Johnny Morris. Whilst researching The narrator and BBC presenter of the programme “animal magic” I got thinking of all the other things my real young childhood stood for. Programmes like swop shop.
A programme where you could speak to a pop star such as Adam Ant. I remember this person most as in my cancer journey a friend of mine said I looked like him in a particular picture I took.
It was a time where the record breaker hosted by Roy castle broke records live on TV. Here is one I remember that amazed me.
I think it’s good to remember what we had growing up, I guess the very best present me and Jeremy ever had was the ZX Spectrum 128 k one of the first computers to grace our homes. Here I am typing this buy touching a screen. Watching a 47″ flat screen TV. My how life has changed, how technology has changed how we do things now. I mean my mum and dad get over 300 Christmas cards. I get over 200 messages from people wishing us merry Christmas. I can’t even begin to imagine what the next 35 years will produce.
When I was growing up we communicated with people by phone one at a time. Now tens of thousands can have the same information at the same time.
I grew up listening to Johnny Morris on a tape recorder, watching a black and white television. Noel Edmonds and then Tizwas, which tended to push the boundaries of what we were allowed to watch. We watched the Sullivan’s at lunch time, John Nokes was on Blue peter. News round was our news and we talked to other people in our family by something called speech. We sat at a table for tea, played out on bikes instead of looking at a screen most of the day to communicate.
Looking back I loved Araminta, and those Johnny Morris stories, Thomas the tank engine narrations. My memory is horrendous but the last 3-4 hours of research has brought back so many happy memories for me.
Thanks Dad and Mum, you did a great job.
I hope you have had some happy memories given back to you because you read this, have a great day.
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