We're all kids at heart, they say, but all that brain-dead rapping is threatening to infantile us all.
It was the first song that sent a shiver down my spine and I can't imagine any other pop group beating the Fab Four's string of seventeen No 1 hits.
I would go out and buy every working steam locomotive I could lay my hands.
It was followed by the first series of 'Dad's Army' in 1968 and the weekly satirical sideswipes at leading political figures in 'That Was basket a roulette taille 28 The Week That Was' - plus the oddball comedy of the 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' team.
We chatted for a while about nothing in particular - no more at first than a mildly diverting wallow in teenage nostalgia.(Above-Below) One of the most obvious effects of the extreme cold winter weather was the impact it had on the permanent way.The engine was built at Darlington Works in December 1946 and spent much of its life based at Gateshead, with short spells at Tyne Dock and North Blyth prior to withdrawal in December 1966.Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited.
I can think of no other rational explanation.
Suddenly alert, dads goggled at the box behind a mask of indifference for fear that his wife might see him ogling, or he might pretend to help the kids rummage through the 'G' Plan sideboard in search of a missing cog from the Spirograph set.
For much of the Sixties, the small screen was crammed with American imports, including the surreal rags-to-riches story of 'The Beverly Hillbillies' featuring the billionaire redneck Jed Clampton, who, according to the title song was - 'a poor mountaineer, who barely kept his family fed.
This view shows the sterling work that goes into preserving our national heritage.Here Class 8F No 48608 heads coal empties at Summit West.A total of 2,228 steam locomotives were built there, the last being BR Standard Class 4 No 76114 in 1957.At long last, the wireless - once despised as a passé medium became suddenly 'cool' - and, for the first time, we could listen to non-stop pop music without suffering the crackling interference that all too often spoiled our enjoyment of Radio Luxemburg.For instance, you could gamble on St Paddy winning the 1960 Derby and St Leger; or Meld to win the 1955 St Leger and 1,000 Guineas; or Pinza to win the 1953 Derby and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.By the mid-Sixties, the permissive society was gaining momentum and the laws on abortion, contraception, obscenity and censorship were all liberised.The Transition from Steam.Talk about crushed egos!And the worst offenders for corrupting a child's sensibilities?To witness both steam and diesels operating side by side on preserved lines gives immense pleasure to many, as it represents the period of BR we remember the most.