17 things you only know if you grew up in the 1960s!

17 things you only know if you grew up in the 1960s!

You didn’t have a freezer, so buying a waxed cardboard carton of ice cream from the van was extra special.

While everyone else was mad for the Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard was the toast of the box office - and your heart. You had a soft spot for the Beatles too.

The summers were long and glorious…but the winters were FREEZING.

You were – and still are – a dab hand at hula hooping, not to mention doing the twist.



Hot cross buns were preordered and only eaten on Good Friday.

Your mum bought fresh fish from Macfisheries.

Your corner shop favourites were Spangles, Marathon bars, Fry’s Chocolate Cream, Caramacs or sugar mice.

You grew quickly bored of your Slinky, but loved your clackers, cat's cradle, marbles and Fuzzy Felts.







The Woodentops, Noggin the Nog, the Double Deckers and Sooty were some of your best pals.

Heinz Baked Beans or fish fingers were your favourite teas.

You still remember Minnie Cauldwell, Ena Sharples and Martha Longhurst.

You longed for a Sindy doll, and if you were lucky enough to get hold of one, you spent hours knitting and stitching little outfits for her.

Otherwise you spent your time making gonks.

You could tell if someone had been drinking Tizer from the colour of their tongue.

Your parents went for a 'fancy' meal at a motorway service station.

The World Cup was actually worth watching...when we won!

You were always outside whether riding your bike, playing hopscotch or jacks, skipping, calling for your friends or jumping from the highest point of the swing (hoping your mum didn’t catch you).