Saturday, 19 March 2016
THE TV21 TIME MACHINE GOES BACK TO 1965 FOR SENTIMENT AND NOSTALGIA...
Here's a page from the 1965 TV CENTURY 21 SUMMER
EXTRA, featuring an ad for a couple of Annuals, one of which I got
for Christmas. I also had the STINGRAY Annual, but I can't remember
if I got it new at around the same time, or it was a later acquisition from
a pal or a jumble sale. I have a vague idea it was bought new 'though. I
must have purchased the Summer Extra in June or July of '65, and I re-
call seeing a display of both Annuals in a shop called KRAZY KUTS
in my local town centre from September on, while still living in
the house my family would move from come November.
I didn't get either Annuals 'though, until I was living in our new
house, so it's a bit strange to associate the covers and even some of
the contents with both houses, even 'though, in the case of the former
abode, it was only from looking through the books in the shop, and in
the latter, from the comfort of an armchair (or sitting against one
while sat on the carpet) in our new residence.
Krazy Kuts was a great shop (it was a CO-OP owned shop,
if I recall correctly), and survived well into the '80s. I replaced the
Annuals a good number of years ago, and one glance at either one of
them reminds be of two houses and a shop, and what a great time it
was to be a child in the greatest decade of the 20th century.
This has been a completely self-indulgent, random, rambling
Robson reminiscence for no good reason that I can think of.
Posted by Kid at Saturday, March 19, 2016