We said goodbye to Play for Today in 1984. These are some of my favourite milestones in the strand of dramas.
Risk your life for a floral teatowel? Not so much. Flour? Now you’re talking.
Fax machines are vanishing from the NHS. By order. Although they are still surprisingly healthy in other parts of the world.
Cafés. Remember them? It seems not so long ago that we could meet a friend for a coffee and a cake, or perk up a trip to the shops with a timely cup of tea… In fact, it was a week ago today that the UK government closed all sit-down dining venues, including restaurants, pubs,…
Remember those fuzzy school handouts in purple? The ones that came with the complimentary side-effect of a hangover? Sadly gone. Geography lessons will never be the same.
In January 2020, the UK lost a further 19 Debenhams department stores. More casualties of the British High Street crisis. So, should we put our mourning outfits on?
A note written especially for you. By hand. A rare thing, except maybe, perhaps, at Christmastime.
Once a useful measuring instrument for finding out where you were at sea, perhaps the astrolabe can guide us when the opinion polls are all at sea.
Bashful brides or canny cohabitors? Probably neither
It was in the early hours of the morning of 23 September that the slogan “Don’t just book it, Thomas Cook it” took on a new and wholly unwelcome meaning.
Once every household aspired to own one. Now they’re just ghosts beneath our feet.