Birthday cards for girels once conveyed very different messages than they do today. (Even if the colours haven’t changed much.)
FP stands for Fire Plug (or sometimes Fire Point). Before we had modern fire hydrants, the fire brigade volunteers, in the event of a blaze, would dig down to the water main and bore a hole in it. Once the fire was out, the brigade would hammer a bung or “plug” into the mains pipe and backfill the hole. They left an FP mark on a nearby building, just in case…
This month marks the gradual demise of the printed Yellow Pages. Will you keep your last edition as a souvenir copy? Or as a handy back-up for when the entire internet is down and you need a plumber?
Terry’s Neapolitans. I miss them every Christmas. Individually wrapped squares of rectangular pieces of chocolate have never seemed so alluring.
They go back further than you might think, television remote controls. They’ve been around almost as long as we’ve had moving pictures in our homes. After all, no-one ever really enjoyed getting up and down from the sofa to change the channel.
Forget your LCDs and plasma screens: the device that made television the universally popular medium it is today was the cathode ray tube.
Kellogg’s has announced it is discontinuing one of its breakfast cereals from January 2018. Bye bye, Ricicles!
Just another obsolete audio format? Or was the 8-track stereo cartridge part of the conspiracy to make us keep buying our music in different media over and over again?