Those old ad­verts gave us lots of fun

Let's Talk - - Postbag - ANN RAMS­BOT­TOM Lit­tle Plum­stead, Nor­folk

It’s good to read there is a mu­seum ded­i­cated to old ad­verts as to­day’s of­fer­ings leave me cold.

Noth­ing but noise and hype and a feel­ing of what was that all about. Cars that do ev­ery­thing but pay for the petrol.

We could re­late to ad­verts in the past. The lovely Oxo fam­ily, es­pe­cially a wet picnic in the car by the sea, and we fol­lowed their lives with in­ter­est.

The chap dressed in black who would en­ter his lady’s bed­room at night, leav­ing chocs. I would find that scary de­spite the box of Black Magic.

I loved the Smash potato men who found it hi­lar­i­ous we would peel, cook and then smash the pota­toes to pieces. I wish I still had the lit­tle rub­ber model to hand on to my lit­tle grand­son.

There was cheer­ful Cap­tain Birds Eye with his fish fin­gers, and the lov­able PG chimps hav­ing their tea par­ties.

We watched lovely Nanette New­man telling us hands that do dishes could be as soft as your face ( no rub­ber gloves) and wouldn’t have minded look­ing like her.

Lovely Shane Richie with his gag­gle of house wives telling us to use Daz for bril­liant whites, which I still do.

Then who wouldn’t dance around the lounge with the Shake n Vac putting the fresh­ness back into the car­pet?

After buy­ing The Vine­gar Book I did have a pe­riod of clean­ing with white vine­gar un­til the fam­ily con­stantly com­mented the house smelled like a fish and chip shop.

We must not for­get the fa­ther and daugh­ter who both sneaked off on se­cret assig­na­tions.

We did not al­ways rush out and buy every prod­uct but the ad­verts were fun to watch at the in­ter­vals be­tween pro­grammes.

Bring them back and kill off Money Su­per­mar­ket please!

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