Welcome to retrohen – home of Nostalgic Geeks

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A fan of British nostalgia? Get your nostalgic fix here! Nostalgic television, entertainment and advertising that will brig you back to the yester-years. Enjoy blogs that will tug on your memory strings – from Bullseye to Catchphrase – the Rubik’s Cube to Operation – Grange Hill to Opal fruits – Ever Ready batteries to Tales of the Unexpected – a cocktail of British nostalgia … shaken not stirred!

retrohen: read – remember – reminisce – share


SPRING 2019 MENU

Classic television ad: Trio – the tale of a spoilt brat the trio band

Carry On Camping: saucy straplines and the flying bra

Classic TV: On-the-Buses: the adventures of two slackarse workers pushing boundaries

Retro TV advert: Persil automatic and the failed washing experience

Classic TV ad: Cinzano starring Joan Collins and Leonard Rossiter


CLASSIC MENU

R Whites Lemonade

Tales of the Unexpected

The Raleigh Chopper

Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet – the mild cigar

A brief story of Izal toilet tissue and the cubicle of pain

Opal Fruits: made to make your mouth water


NOSTALGIC SHOPPING MENU

Marks & Spencer

Rumbelows

Woolworths

C&A

Our Price Records


ADVERTISING MENU

J.R. Hartley & The Yellow Pages

For Mash get Smash

Kellogg’s Bran Flakes … they’re tasty tasty very very tasty

Birds Eye Steakhouse Grills … we hope it’s chips … we hope it’s chips it’s chips

The Water in Majorca

Do the Shake ‘n’ Vac


Remember when Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks threw their weight around the wrestling ring? A time when the Milk Tray Man secretly delivered chocolates. Mr Kipling made exceedingly good cakes but what was your favourite? Fun, straplines and nostalgic photos in the new hardback book, Section N Underpass, a nostalgic trip reliving advertising, leisure and entertainment from the 70s and 80s – fiction with loads of interesting facts. Click front cover to get your copy:

22 thoughts on “Welcome to retrohen – home of Nostalgic Geeks”

  1. Great idea for a blog theme! There’s so many ideas of things to talk about and everyone loves a bit of retro! #weekendblogshare
    Debbie

  2. Fun theme. I love retro! He-Man, biking, playing until the street-lights turned on, and classic Mario, are all fond memories. I’m looking forward to seeing more 🙂

    -Jed, your neighbor at #weekendblogshare

  3. As an 80s child, this sounds great!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂
    Debbie

    1. Hi Pen, Thanks for reading and glad you enjoy the posts. When you get a mo please let me know the location of your site (I’ve looked through #AnythingGoes but couldn’t find you) Cheers x

  4. What an awesome theme! I confess to being born in the 80s, but my parent’s photos indicate that I missed a hell of a decade! #AnythingGoes

  5. Just got into work after Christmas and missed the book launch! Hope all goes well, David.

    Phil Mills

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