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Growing up in the 1970s, you didn’t realise that life was tough - to you, it was awesome and full of adventures. No internet, mobile phones and no Justin Bieber - sounds great, doesn't it?! We take a look back at some of the things that was great about growing-up in the 1970s - what would you add to our list?
You either had a pair of boots or desperately wanted a pair. Easily the best way to get around town if you weren’t old enough to drive. And even then...
And Tony Hart, obviously. It's impossible to choose which one we preferred.
Rocking the tartan look like nobody else since. Legions of girls cried and screamed after the Bay City Rollers. Well, they did sing some very catchy little numbers...
Ask anybody who grew up in the ‘70s about their lasting memory of the decade and the ‘hot summers’ will always crop up. Were the summers in the ‘70s REALLY that much hotter? We think so!
"Once upon a time, not so long ago..." who knew it was possible to love a cloth cat and a marvellous mechanical mouse organ?
What’s not to like about The Wombles? They hate litter (so do we), we learnt words such as ‘Orinoco’ and ‘Tobermory’ and then, years later, realised they were all named after places.
All whistles and green soup. It’s supposed to be returning in 2015; we’re happy to bet that it won’t be as good as the original
It’s a shock that we thought these were so much fun; they're a lot of hard work!
If you remember the number 01 811 8055, you must have been a Swap Shop fan. Children could swap their belongings with others, which was a wholesome premise that we can still appreciate now.
We can taste them now; Cola Cubes, flying saucers and space dust. Only one penny each, meaning you’d still have pocket money left for a copy of Jackie.
Many a night was spent listening to, and trying to record, the Top 40. But shush, don't tell anybody.
No ‘70s list is complete without them. It’s difficult to comprehend just how awesome their musical arrival was; they produced multiple earworms that are still loved today. Plus, we really liked their outfits.