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 Popguns and fun
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Thu 2 Dec 16:53

ref: Buspasspar, football forum
Wed 1 Dec 12:19:

[re popguns:]

>Can mind I had the double barrel one out Woolies OAUTP .. I cut the strings of the corks so I could shoot things of the back of the couch ..
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I seem to remember a nice creeky sound when ye `broke` the barrels to crank it for the next shot. Remember Miller`s? toy shop Buspass, opposite the Glen gates on Bridge Street. I used tae buy the `Britains` wee plastic animals. I collected them for ma zoo - I`ve still got them - elephants, giraffes, lions, cheetah, tiger,ostrich, pelican, croc, zebra, gorilla... ye`d`ve had a gid time shootin` them a`.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 2 Dec 17:45

Made me laugh onandup I too had the farm animals and aye they got laldy the full two barrels both corks the giraffe wis easiest to knock of the couch for obvious reasons :-))
I also had the plastic soldiers

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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Thu 2 Dec 18:05

Made me laugh you brought it back - I can just see that bloomin` giraffe keep fallin` doon the back o` the settee afore it`s even been shot.
D`ye mean they tiny wee plastic soldiers you used tae get in a cardboard box - were they Airfix? Swapits I had - they were gorgeous they indians wi` a chief`s headdress. And he had tae have a tomahawk. I wonder if they ever really had such things.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 2 Dec 18:25

I also had a lot of lead sodjers but threw them out years ago probably worth money now but no lead poisoning thank goodness :-))
And can mind my Braw Mam bought me a replica Wyatt Earp Buntline special and a Cowboy hat from Woolies in Alloa .. Ah the memories` you have rekindled

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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Thu 2 Dec 18:32

Ned Buntline, gunsmith of the Wild West, I had one of them long barrelled Colt 45s as well !!!

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 2 Dec 18:36

I`ll bet the same woolies vee ?

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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Thu 2 Dec 18:45

Well now we are really going back - the Wyatt Earp stuff you mention brings to mind my elder brother`s Davy Crockett outfit - the hat was real fur, with a bit hangin` doon. I had a Yankee cavalry outfit and the jacket was made of this stuff - donno what it`s called - sort of rubbery - had a rubber sort of smell. I loved it, and the queer thing was, it had a metal sword (blunt but still dangerous you`d think) with a sort of cutlass grip and it was in a shiny metal scabard - boy did I feel the part.
Wasn`t it good tae get yer cowboy hat on and whatever outfit ye had and away oot in the gairden hidin` and chasin` a`body and makin` the noises wi` yer mooth of gunshots - pachow! pachow! and peasies and a` that, ha ha - it`s a` there inside us Buspass.



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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Thu 2 Dec 19:11



Sold at auction for 526 dollars!

Aye but ye`d have tae be an unusual kid to keep it perfect a` these years.

https://auctions.morphyauctions.com/lot-27260.aspx



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 Re: Popguns and fun
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 2 Dec 19:33

Jings oautp wish ah didnae use mine for hammering nails and breaking the penny dainty`s .. mine had the rarer black handle.. and Wyatt wisnae daft .. he knew the buntline wis hard to draw so he kept far enough away no to get shot by the 45 but he could shoot longer wi the buntline .. genius

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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Thu 2 Dec 20:37

By, that is clever - he must`ve had a crackin` good eye for distances. I was gonna say some job bein` a lawman in they days, but maybe it`s worse now, the weapons and communications and know-how baddies have got.



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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Thu 2 Dec 22:39

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Buspasspar, Thu 02 Dec 18:36

I`ll bet the same woolies vee ?


Most likely.

My favourite was a scaled down Winchester 73, sized to suit most laddies, best Xmas pressie ever !!!

With the lever action that could be operated one handed, and a supply of plastic rounds that loaded via the side port opening, and ejected when cocked.

I think there even was a long rifle carry case made in imitation leather.
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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 3 Dec 09:07

Your showing aff now vee :) I had a winchester rifle but I canny remember it firing bullets ..However Woolies had a replica F.N. rifle which I had .. it had a clip in magazine that held around 10 plastic bullets .. had some great fun with that one

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Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Fri 3 Dec 09:35

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onandupthepars, Thu 02 Dec 20:37

By, that is clever - he must`ve had a crackin` good eye for distances. I was gonna say some job bein` a lawman in they days, but maybe it`s worse now, the weapons and communications and know-how baddies have got.



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😂 right you be the baddie and I will be the Goodie. Took me back years😂
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 3 Dec 10:55

I hope Santa`s good to you guys this year.😊🤣😂

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 Re: Popguns and fun
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 3 Dec 11:38

I`ve asked for a catty, a peashooter and a spud gun wee eck :-))

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 3 Dec 11:45

Watch out for PC Murdoch if ye get them then!

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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Fri 3 Dec 17:33

They rifles wi` the plastic bullets sound good. I think I had a winchester style one, you didny c*ck the trigger like a hand gun - I think it had what you described VEE - an under-slung kind of action, mine was white:

This was the one I think - Lone Star Sharp Shooter:



https://www.grandoldtoys.com/toydb_Detail.php?id=1413&S_keywords=rifle,western,england&Search.x=0&Search.y=0

I can`t remember if it fired bullets or not.

I only used tae have cheap toy handguns - I think they were 2/6d, or maybe 2/11d since something an` eleven was a` the rage in they days! (nowadays that`s 12 an` a half pence and 15 pence - cheap enough when 2/6d was ma week`s pocket money.)

Talkin` aboot things that go bang! I seem tae recall a solid heavy wee metal aeroplane, or space rocket with a sort of nose cone and you put a cap in it and threw it in the air and it landed on its nose wi a gid crack. I think it had an elastic band hudin` the nose cone on.

(That`s funny - I typed in c- o - c- k, as per gun, but it was automatically censored!)

I donno why, but I never got a catty - always fancied one.



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Topic Originator: helensburghpar  
Date:   Fri 3 Dec 19:06

I had a Johnny 7 which was like a killing machine for kids. From memory it could fire a dozen plastic bullets in rapid succession. It also had a grenade and an anti tank missile I`m sure. Various other accessories which I can`t remember now but loved at the time. Think I was about 5 when I received this.



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Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Fri 3 Dec 19:08

Loved the balsa wood gliders that came out 50/60`s, different sizes and different flying ranges.
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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Fri 3 Dec 19:26

Ref: helensburgh par



The Johnny Seven must have but never got - How did parents no understand how absolutely essential it was tae have these things!



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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 3 Dec 19:35

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Date: Fri 3 Dec 19:08

Loved the balsa wood gliders that came out 50/60`s, different sizes and different flying ranges.

Correct L.A. about 3 feet on a still wind :-))

Same as the wee sodjer with the parachute that never really opened unless you dropped him from wallace monument :-))

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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Fri 3 Dec 20:07

3 feet you did well! I never could get the wee yins tae fly at all. But my brother had a big glider, musta been about 3 ft wingspan. I seem to remember my dad chuckin` it off a cliff - maybe Kinghorn? and it came back - I guess he knew the direction of the wind or somethin` - came back like a boomerang.

I wonder how many folk trashed their Airfix model aeroplanes collection oot their bedroom windae.



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 Re: Popguns and fun
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 3 Dec 20:16

"Your showing aff now vee :) I had a winchester rifle but I canny remember it firing bullets"

It didnae actually fire the bullet - it was ejected, like a used case, when the cocking action was operated to reload.

"They rifles wi` the plastic bullets sound good. I think I had a winchester style one, you didny c*ck the trigger like a hand gun - I think it had what you described VEE - an under-slung kind of action, mine was white:

This was the one I think - Lone Star Sharp Shooter:"

Similar - but I don`t mind the white bodywork.

Do you mind "The Rifleman" TV series - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rifleman




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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 3 Dec 20:30

Going back to the Wyatt Earp image yesterday at 19:11 - can you name the actor who played him in the TV series - without using Google ?

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 3 Dec 21:20

No .. :(

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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 3 Dec 22:12

Hugh O’Brian...........a boyhood hero.

I mind all those TV western heroes - from Gunsmoke to Have Gun Will Travel
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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 08:35

Remember him now vee and I liked all the other ones as well

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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 14:46

Loving this thread
I think you guys should meet up at some point - there’s not been a daftnet night oot for years!

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 14:50

Shall we have a shoot out - Buntline Special v Johnny Seven, with buffy as Marshall tae see fair play. And Cremola foam in the saloon?



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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 15:13

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wee eck, Fri 3 Dec 11:45

Watch out for PC Murdoch if ye get them then!


"Right Wee Eck, name, address an` whaur dae ye bide?"

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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 16:38

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buffy, Sat 04 Dec 14:46

Loving this thread
I think you guys should meet up at some point - there’s not been a daftnet night oot for years!


You’d be well out of your comfort zone - could you tell Ward Bond from James Bond……..for example ?
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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 16:40

Hehehe Buffy not only is it a bit of fun for us auld yins it is actually helping with the memory as well

Kin mind I used to tie my holster round ma leg like the gunslingers so I could draw ma gun faster than wee john next door :)

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 16:42


"You’d be well out of your comfort zone - could you tell Ward Bond from James Bond……..for example ?"



Wagonsh roll mish moneypenny :-))

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Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 16:58

More like Brook Bond!
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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 17:11

Ref: VEE

>Do you mind "The Rifleman" TV series -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rifleman

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I must`ve seen it: Chuck Connors was very familiar. I donno why that just reminded me of the Christmas parties at the Dockyard, (about 1960 -ish?) where ma dad worked. Some o` the Tiffies would have fairground stalls like - throw a tennis ball intae a bucket and ye`d get a prize - maybe a wee paper bag o` dolly mixtures. And then Santa came and gie`d us a` a present - a wis chuffed tae bits wi` ma Popeye book. (Mind a don`t think I ever believed in Santa, but a knew he was a good thing!)



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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 19:13

"Wagonsh roll mish moneypenny :-))"

Guid yin !!!

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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 5 Dec 09:04

Mention of Popeye and spinach brings back memories of childhood innocence.

I actually thought it did boost muscular strength - badgered my mum into buying some, Birds Eye was the only source found locally, and scoffed it at teatime after school.

Tried to lift my dad’s car at the rear end !!! Abject failure……….

Years later I learnt that it had been a campaign by the US government during WW2 to make folks eat more spinach - much like the British told punters that carrots improved eyesight……and was used by RAF aircrew for night operations.
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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 5 Dec 09:35

We never had a telly back then vee .. and the highlight of my week was getting to watch popeye in the neighbours house

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Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Sun 5 Dec 10:10

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Buspasspar, Sun 05 Dec 09:35

We never had a telly back then vee .. and the highlight of my week was getting to watch popeye in the neighbours house


The rental TV’s with a slot in the back. Not even a colour TV. Black and white. Redivision or DER
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Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 5 Dec 12:22

My father became the renter of the first colour tele in our street in Dollytown, he came home from work to find 10 children sitting on the carpet watching children`s hour!

Only 2 channels in those days, good old Whiteheads the TV rentals down the New Row.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 5 Dec 13:12

My granny had a TV before we did so me and my sister used to trot down to her house to watch the children`s programmes. Weren`t they on between 5 and 6? Lassie, The Cisco Kid, The Range Rider, The Lone Ranger, Champion the Wonder Horse were the American imports whilst the British ones were mainly puppets like Any Pandy and Bill and Ben.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 5 Dec 14:43

The rental TV’s with a slot in the back. Not even a colour TV. Black and white. Redivision or DER

Yes I remember them parsmad
When we eventually got a telly it was always needing a new valve mainly picture valve I think it was a pye very similar to this one

pye vintage telly

sorry I cant get the pic to work :((



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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 5 Dec 15:15

`sorry I cant get the pic to work :((`

Try the vertical control, bpp, and if that disnae work try moving the aerial around.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 5 Dec 15:37

LOL wee eck .. think its a valve again :-))

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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Sun 5 Dec 17:13

Ref: veteraneastender
Sun 5 Dec 09:04

>Mention of Popeye and spinach brings back memories of childhood innocence.

>I actually thought it did boost muscular strength - badgered my mum into buying some, Birds Eye was the only source found locally, and scoffed it at teatime after school.

>Tried to lift my dad’s car at the rear end !!! Abject failure……….

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My dad went tae America aboot 1963. I asked him tae get me some tins o` spinach. Fully believing he would, and eagerly awaiting his return, I was absolutely dumbfounded when he came home withoot any. Ma one and only chance tae have muscles like Popeye ( I thought you could only get spinach fae America in tins)). Took months tae get ower it. Ma mum said, a wouldny a liked it - what did she ken! A had tae have it like air tae breathe!

Of course you`d expect tae lift a car if ye`d had spinach! Popeye could do they things - he didny fake it - he could bash Brutus intae orbit!

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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Sun 5 Dec 17:21

We got a TV in 1956. I think it was Pye, maybe this one:



Had the back off it a few times just tae admire it glowin`. Same sort o` fun as watchin` a wireless, radiogram or a two bar fire comin` in.

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Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Sun 5 Dec 17:27

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onandupthepars, Sun 05 Dec 17:21

We got a TV in 1956. I think it was Pye, maybe this one:



Had the back off it a few times just tae admire it glowin`. Same sort o` fun as watchin` a wireless or a two bar fire comin` in.

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And a very distinctive smell it had too when the back was off it.
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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 5 Dec 17:41

Very close to that oautp but in a taller cabinet 1956/7 would be about right as well for our first telly

Can you help to teach me how to post a Pic ?

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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Sun 5 Dec 19:18

Ref: parsmad68
Sun 5 Dec 17:27

(About the smell wi` the back off an auld 60s TV:)

Funny - when I was posting the picture I was imagining the smell as well, but now when I`m tryin` deliberately tae smell it I can`t. Was it the smell o` the dust on the valves as they`re heatin` up?

Now a`m gettin` it a bit electrical, but no as strong as a Hornby Double 0 train set wi` an auld transformer or `Minic Motorways`.

I was just thinkin` as well, aboot they braw wee glossy colour catalogues of toy cars you got at toy shops in the sixties.`Corgi` cars, and I think you could get a `Matchbox`and `Dinky` one as well. Contained hundreds o` pictures of their entire range if I remember right. All for the princely sum o` nuppence.



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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 5 Dec 19:39

"Can you help to teach me how to post a Pic ?"

If I can do it, anybody can !!!

Try imgbb.com It`s free, and easy enough ......after a bit of practice.

https://imgbb.com/

A few tutorials on YouTube - for example,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaUsPNeoHko

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 6 Dec 16:31

Right here goes it looked similar to this but a bit narrower from what I remember




If this does work thanks to all for your help and patience :-))



Yahoosur !!!!! who says ye canny teach an auld dog new tricks



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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Mon 6 Dec 18:08

Ye`ve done it now Bus - we`re expectin` fully illustrated posts fae ye fae noo oan!

My that`s a braw big telly - did it come wi` a man inside it tae read the news?



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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 6 Dec 18:34

LOL !!! oautp

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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 6 Dec 19:51

Well done that man.

We had a telly like that - only one channel.

I well mind the opening night of STV, that was a big deal back then.

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Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Mon 6 Dec 23:02

Reminds me when I was in the USA 2 years ago of a wooden box like that where they used to measure peoples feet by X Ray!!!!! Let’s just say the shop staff didn’t survive long, but you got the perfect size shoe 👀.
I wonder what lovely things TV’s of that vintage would give off?
Since you lads are still going strong it was probably more healthy than social media.
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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 02:19

I don`t think there was any danger of radiation or anything fae the auld tellys, parsmad - I think the average person had no idea of what radiation, x-rays or a cathode ray tube was. And little danger of developing `square eyes` from watchin` too much telly, because it wasny on half the time it is now. Quotin` fae the net:

`In 1956, for example, the BBC was allowed to broadcast television on weekdays between 9am and 11pm, with not more than 2 hours before 1pm. There was also a period between 6pm and 7pm when no television was broadcast.`

I only remember when there were two channels, but VEE`s talkin` aboot one channel - that`s afore 1955, when there was probably even less telly.

Aye radiation was somethin` ye`d hardly heard o` - it was a futuristic thing - maybe tae dae wi` Superman an` his krypton. Tae me it wis just somethin` oot a sci-fi comic.

An` of course wi` less telly, nae social media an` hardly ony traffic in the housin` estates - ye were oot on the street wi` yer pals, playin` at cowboys an` indians, fitba, or `kick the can` - runnin` in and oot folks` gairdens an` up an` doon the closes whether ye were allowed tae or no`.



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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 09:23

STV started in 1957 if memory serves, BBC was the only channel until then.
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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 11:29

correct vee




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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 13:17

You`ve cracked the image posting deal !!!

The first stuff on STV (they had little or nothing of their own) were 30 minute episodes of various series - Ivanhoe, Robin Hood, The Buccaneers, William Tell, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Sword of Freedom etc.

Several future big names like Roger Moore and Robert Shaw made their names there.

Then a whean of American westerns - nostalgia ain`t what it used to be..........

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Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 13:33

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parsmad68, Mon 6 Dec 23:02

Reminds me when I was in the USA 2 years ago of a wooden box like that where they used to measure peoples feet by X Ray!!!!! Let’s just say the shop staff didn’t survive long, but you got the perfect size shoe 👀.
I wonder what lovely things TV’s of that vintage would give off?
Since you lads are still going strong it was probably more healthy than social media.


Quite a few shoe shops in Fife had such a machine, Coop in particular, through all their branches.
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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 13:52

Aye you could see yer bones and the nails around the soles of your shoes :-))

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 13:55

Topic Originator: veteraneastender like | nolike
Date: Tue 7 Dec 13:17

You`ve cracked the image posting deal !!!

The first stuff on STV (they had little or nothing of their own) were 30 minute episodes of various series - Ivanhoe, Robin Hood, The Buccaneers, William Tell, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Sword of Freedom etc.

Several future big names like Roger Moore and Robert Shaw made their names there.

Then a whean of American westerns - nostalgia ain`t what it used to be..........

Aye can remember them all vee .. liked Whirlybirds as well with Chuck and Pete

Nostalgia`s a thing of the past vee .. :-))

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Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 15:41

You used to get "High Noon " every Christmas/New Year, once you remembered the ending it was never as good!
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Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 15:48

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You used to get "High Noon " every Christmas/New Year, once you remembered the ending it was never as good!


Did Frankie Laine do the music for many of the Westerns?
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Topic Originator: auldpar  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 16:12

I remember STV only started programmes at 5PM and you had to switch on about 4.50 to let it warm up. As it warmed up they used to play Scottish tunes. The one I remember was `A Hundred Pipers`.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 16:54

Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert like | nolike
Date: Tue 7 Dec 15:41

You used to get "High Noon " every Christmas/New Year, once you remembered the ending it was never as good!


Dont spoil it for me L.A. I`ve forgotten the ending :-))

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 17:00

"Did Frankie Laine do the music for many of the Westerns?"

This will tell you parsmad68

https://www.goldminemag.com/articles/frankie-laine-chicago-cowboy

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 18:18

He also sang on the signature tunes of some of the western series on TV. `Rawhide` was one but I think my favourite was `Champion the Wonder Horse`.

Champion the wonder horse
Champion the wonder horse
Like a streak of lightning flashing cross the sky
Like the swiftest arrow
Whizzin` from a bow
Like a mighty cannonball he seems to fly
You`ll hear about him everywhere you go
The time will come when everyone will know the name of Champion the wonder horse
Champion the wonder horse

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 18:25

Topic Originator: wee eck
Date: Tue 7 Dec 18:18

He also sang on the signature tunes of some of the western series on TV. `Rawhide` was one but I think my favourite was `Champion the Wonder Horse`.

Champion the wonder horse
Champion the wonder horse
Like a streak of lightning flashing cross the sky
Like the swiftest arrow
Whizzin` from a bow
Like a mighty cannonball he seems to fly
You`ll hear about him everywhere you go
The time will come when everyone will know the name of Champion the wonder horse
Champion the wonder horse

Know all the words to that wee eck

However I am really really sorry to be the one who tells you this and spoil your boyhood memory but it was Mike Stewart who sang it

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 20:05

I`ve just seen that on you tube, Bpp, but there is a recording of it by Frankie there.

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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 20:39

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parsmad68, Tue 07 Dec 15:48

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LochgellyAlbert, Tue 07 Dec 15:41

You used to get "High Noon " every Christmas/New Year, once you remembered the ending it was never as good!


Did Frankie Laine do the music for many of the Westerns?


Frankie Laine did not sign the original title song of “High Noon” - his was a cover version, that was Tex Ritter, a popular Country artist of the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMMe8dB5S6Q

The song won an Oscar.

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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 20:55

Ref: auldpar
Tue 7 Dec 16:12

>I remember STV only started programmes at 5PM and you had to switch on about 4.50 to let it warm up. As it warmed up they used to play Scottish tunes. The one I remember was `A Hundred Pipers`.

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That`s just brought it back to me auldpar - `A Hundred Pipers` on STV. And I seem tae remember it finished with a kind of a `tick-tock` beat that went on for a few bars at the end - and if they weren`t ready tae start the programme, it went on a bit longer.

Here`s a short 1965 version from youtube,

https://youtu.be/GrhtBEfzPdQ

but I seem to recall there was a longer version and I`d be sittin` on the rug (nae fitted carpets in they days) beside our typical 50s tiled fireplace waitin` for it to get to the end, and quite happy because it was a jolly tune. There`s a 1970s version on youtube, but it`s not the one I remember.

(You can see STV`s first logo 1957-60 at STV Central logosfandom.com)

(I tried to upload the image and tried to just hot-link it as well, but it`s no playin`)



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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 20:56

Topic Originator: wee eck
Date: Tue 7 Dec 20:05

I`ve just seen that on you tube, Bpp, but there is a recording of it by Frankie there.

Correct wee eck he recorded it but he did not sing the theme song for Champion the wonder horse that we can remember

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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Tue 7 Dec 21:33

Ref: veteraneastender
Tue 7 Dec 13:17

>The first stuff on STV (they had little or nothing of their own) were 30 minute episodes of various series - Ivanhoe, Robin Hood, The Buccaneers, William Tell, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Sword of Freedom etc.

Several future big names like Roger Moore and Robert Shaw made their names there.

Then a whean of American westerns - nostalgia ain`t what it used to be..........

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All I remember o` William Tell is him shootin` the apple off the boy`s heid.

William Tell tv intro (1950s):

https://youtu.be/HcfykK8Iw7w






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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Wed 8 Dec 18:07

Don’t you mind of the Land burgher Gessler ?

Spell check needed !!!
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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 8 Dec 18:34

Loved William Tell .. made a crossbow just like his .. well nearly :-))

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Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Wed 8 Dec 20:47

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veteraneastender, Wed 8 Dec 18:07

Don’t you mind of the Land burgher Gessler ?

Spell check needed !!!


Hamburger Gessler we used to call him!
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Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Thu 9 Dec 13:19

Remember gessler,ripping whole cooked chickens,for his tea !😅 ,greedy git.
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