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  • Tinker

    Flashback To The Future – Tinker The Robot

    1960s • 926 Views

    Tinker the remote-controlled robot was the work of inventor David Weston from Yorkshire. His metal friend could wash the car, take the baby for a stroll down the road, go on a shopping expedition and weed the garden. However, all of of these tasks had to be done within 200 metres of David’s garage, where he controlled Tinker through a control panel.

    Due to lack of space at David’s home the robot was eventually passed on to a family friend in 1974. Sadly the inventor passed away at the age of 71 in 1995. Continue Reading

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  • Twiggy and Steed

    Dressed To Kill with Twiggy and The Avengers

    1960s, Fashion, Television • 979 Views

    Here at Voices of East Anglia we’re no strangers to the world of sixties Spy-fi duo John Steed and Emma Peel. In the past we’ve covered the very short lived 1971 London stage play of The Avengers and cleaned up with some 1960s lux soap ads featuring Diana Rigg. This time we take a look at the fashion side of the popular television series with a couple of videos courtesy of British Pathe. Continue Reading

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  • PAn Am Posters

    Flight of your Life – Pan Am Posters

    1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Poster • 2649 Views

    Pan American World Airlines or Pan Am as they were known throughout the World was from 1927 through to 1991 the largest airline in the States and also the unofficial flag carrier for the US. During their existence they were pioneers within the industry trialing as they did jet engines, jumbo jets and computerised reservation systems. Throughout the 1970s and 80s their blue globe logo was synonymous with the glamour of air travel but an almost perfect storm of unfortunate circumstances saw their untimely demise in the early 1990s never to be seen again. Continue Reading

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  • Martha The Queen

    Martha Jean ‘The Queen’ Steinberg – African-American Icon

    1950s, 1960s, Music • 640 Views

    As one of the first female DJs and also one of the first African-American DJs in the States Martha Jean ‘The Queen’ Steinberg was hugely influential, progressive, inspirational and not one to shy away from a challenge.

    Born Martha Jean Jones in Memphis, Tennessee in 1930 she married Luther Steinberg, qualified as a nurse and had three children before entering a talent contest in 1954 hosted by local radio station WDIA. She came second but was still offered a spot on the weekend show and from there progressed to become host of the prime time weekday evening show. Her sultry vocals became popular with the listeners and her unique role as a female DJ cemented her popularity. Continue Reading

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  • 1974 Car Show London

    Seventies London Motor Shows

    1970s, Transport • 1651 Views

    Previously we’ve mirror, signal and manouvered and head on down the highway to the Motor city to visit the Detroit Auto Show during the sixties. We have also reversed back in time and parked up in the the windy city to stroll around the Chicago car show. This time we stay a bit closer to home as we pay and display and have a look around the London car Shows of the seventies that were staged at Earls Court. Continue Reading

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