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10 Things You Should Remember If You Grew Up In South Wales

If you grew up in South Wales, you're sure to have experienced some of these. How many do you remember?

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The Penscynor Wildlife Park Car Sticker

The Penscynor Wildlife Park Car Sticker

Apologies for the crappy image but it's the best one we could find. How did that happen? Every car in South Wales used to have one!

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The Corona Pop Lorry

The Corona Pop Lorry

The sound of the Corona pop lorry, in all its jingly jangly glory, was music to the ears of thousands of kids across Wales (and the rest of the UK too). And it all started in a small factory in Porth.

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When Wales Used to Have Coal Mines

When Wales Used to Have Coal Mines

The backbone of the Welsh economy for so long, Sadly, now just a distant memory.

When Telly Used to Go To Bed Every Night

Yep. Closedown as it was known was when TV stations closed down for the night. We'd have to wait until the following morning for more telly.

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Welsh Teletext

Welsh Teletext

Teletext was the cutting edge technology that allowed people to wait three minutes for the next page to load up so they could read the news. In Wales, it was called Sbectel. Not Teletecst.

Concorde's Sonic Booms

After taking off from London and heading west to New York, Concorde would often break the sound barrier just as it was heading over South Wales. Boom!

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The Football Echo

The Football Echo

The distinctive pink Sports Echo was snapped up on the streets of Cardiff on a Saturday evening over the decades with a comprehensive results service from all Saturday afternoon's games and the first match reports from Cardiff City's game that afternoon.

The Barry Island Theme Park TV Advert

Once you've heard the tune, you'll never forget it. Ever.

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Allbright Beer

Allbright Beer

'The most popular beer in Wales' went the slogans on advertising mirrors in countless bars across the region. Described as a 'dreadful keg beer' with only 3.3% ABV , it dominated the South Wales valleys for decades, especially with dads and uncles.

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Cardiff Buses Used to Be Orange

Cardiff Buses Used to Be Orange

Their slogan was 'Pick an Orange'. They probably thought that the slogan was so catchy, that they'd have to change the colour of the entire fleet to fit it.