The Millennium Dome

It cost too much money. It ruined political careers. It was a monument to corporate sponsorship. Welcome to the queue.

Club 18-30

The last travellers on a Club 18-30 holiday have returned to the UK. The last banana boat has sailed for this once hugely popular holiday brand.

Phonecards

They were once a modern miracle. No longer did you have to have a pocketful of coins to make a phone call. Instead, you could reach for the magic card.

Finisterre

Every day in the UK, the Meteorological Office issues four weather forecasts for people in boats. Lots of people not in boats listen to the Shipping Forecast, too. So, when you propose changing it, the result is outcry.

Red star parcels

you could go to a train station in the UK, hand over a parcel, and it would arrive at another station the same day. Back in the 1980s, this was lightning speed.