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  • British Rail

    Tickets Please – British Rail Ephemera

    1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Transport • 1811 Views

    Relax in style and let the train take the strain as your favourite retro railway provider Voices of East Anglia whisk you back to a time pre-privatisation of more genteel rail services.

    A time when British Rail still existed, when you could get a hot baked potato with butter for 10 new pence and when Captain Caution made sure pesky kids kept themselves well away from dangerous railway lines. Continue Reading

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    1970 Yearbook Portraits

    1970s, Everyday People • 2017 Views

    It’s long been a tradition amongst American colleges to compile a Yearbook at the end of the final academic term to enable students to look back when they are older and have their kids laugh at the clothes they thought were cutting edge and on-trend looking unbelievably dated and from another time completely. Continue Reading

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    Out On The Floor

    1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising • 1374 Views

    Here at VoEA Towers we not only love vinyl records, we also love vinyl flooring and the time has come for us to share that love with you.

    Whilst it’s still used now vinyl flooring has been usurped from the top table of the flooring world by more modern and let’s face it, trendier products such as that laminated wood stuff. Back in its heyday through the 1970s and into the 80s vinyl floors were where it’s at and offered a cheap, durable and easily replaceable alternative to expensive tiles in a world of rapidly changing interior design. Continue Reading

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  • Notting Hill Carnival 1970s

    Notting Hill Carnival in The Seventies and Eighties

    1970s, 1980s, Everyday People • 3185 Views

    As this year’s Notting Hill Carnival looms on the horizon, we thought we’d treat you with two sets of pictures from the world famous London event that started way back in 1966.

    The first selection of candid photos were taken by photographer Tony Withers in 1978. Keep an eye out for kraut rocker Holger Czukay from legendary German band Can with his recording equipment.The second batch of pictures are from 1981, and were taken by Flickr member and photographer Normko, check out more of his wonderful work from the seventies in our It Ain’t nothing But a Houseparty post. Continue Reading

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  • Mice

    Of Mice and Men

    1990s • 938 Views

    One of the lighter articles we’ve done here at VoEA that’s for sure! whilst surfing the net, we came across a ‘thing’ that people seem to do, and that’s making little mice people/characters… Obviously a small bunch but this hobby also pops up in the movie ‘Date Night’ with Steve Carrell. The idea seems to be to make small furry toy versions of famous people, or characters from everyday life (so it seems). To cut a short story even shorter, we’ve picked out 20 faves from ‘The House of Mouse’ group on Flickr for your delight. See if you can guess who they are before hovering your cursor over the picture to reveal all! Continue Reading

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