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The 1970s Scrapbook
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Mister Opie's tenth wonderful Scrapbook carries on with the same unique presentation, each themed spread has one big still-life photo filled with packaging and printed matter. The items are carefully arranged so you can get an appreciation of what they looked like and don't be put off because the book has only sixty-two pages, it opens up to spreads twenty-one inches wide by fifteen deep and includes 1400 items in color.

Like the other Scrapbooks what is shown is the everyday stuff that could be found in any British home and as this is the Seventies, one spread is devoted to the change to decimal currency in 1971. The spread for groceries and the one for cleaning and toiletries probably show more than two hundred examples of packaging. Pop music with four spreads is a bit too much though. The list just goes on, fashion, television, cigarette packets, comics, film posters, board games, confectionary, car brochures, football, magazine and newspapers and more and more. Every time I look through these Scrapbooks I find something I hadn't noticed before.

If you are interested in what printed matter and packaging was in the average home during the Seventies this book will show you.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on 17 August 2005
What a fantastic trip down memory lane! I bought the 1970's book for my husband's 45th birthday and we spent a brilliant time flicking through and remembering some great sweets and not so great clothes! We enjoyed it so much that I bought the 60's version for a friend's 50th birthday and she was delighted! A book that will be returned to again and again - ours now takes pride of place in the loo!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
What an amazing selection of pictures of the 1970s! I spent hours pouring over this, reliving the memories of my childhood and teenage years; and my class of 10 and 11 year olds were fascinated to look and see the way things were when their teacher was young!

If you are into scrapbooking, or if you have strong memories of life in the 70s, this is the book you want! it will take you right back, and will remind you of fashions, packaging and even flavours of that era!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 21 May 2010
This Scrapbook was purchased for use by the Dorset Memory Box Library as part of its collection of memorabilia to present to sufferers of Memory loss in our Day Centres and Care Homes in the County.
Full of distant memories which stimulates the mind and encourages conversation amongst those who suffer from memory loss.
A brilliant aid in activities amongst the elderly and I would recommend to any carer
who would find this a superb tool to encourage conversation.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 3 February 2010
I ordered this book based solely on the reviews found on this page, but I have to say I was a little disappointed. The book - which contains almost no text - is amazingly well researched and I have to say that the pages devoted to food products, crisps & sweets are astonishing. The packaging on display looks brand new and we can only imagine how the author (or original owners) managed to preserve the items in such good condition. My disappointment is on two levels: first, I personally did not recognise that many of the hundreds of objects shown. I was born in 1964, but many of the pictures meant little to me. Secondly, while the book is an amusing 'read' (no text, just pictures, remember...), ultimately it's the sort of book you will browse through once or twice and then put on a shelf to be forgotten. To be honest, an hour of Googling will bring up more personal memories and nostalgia on your screen than this scrapbook can provide in its handful of pages.
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on 16 March 2011
Brought this as a gift for my friend - a guy - Just Great!!! :) :)

This LARGER than life, literally! scrapbook, is a proper enjoyable and laughable long trip down memory lane. Every double page, has great colurful pictures of everything from what looks like a peer into your mums pantry and cleaning cupboard, when you were little, to a walk around the newsagents glaring at all the magazines, books and small toys you really wanted to take home with you.

It is very very well illustrated with large pictures of allsorts, from cars, sweets, magazines,records,clothes, shoes......the list is endless, what you will have forgotten ever exsisted when you were growing up, it does all come flooding back and its a book to share and go through with others and enjoy lots of smiles!!

There are different years ie 1960's 1950's etc also, which i would imagin would give the older members of your family and friends, a good trip down memory lane also for them.

I would recomend this particular 1970's srapbook to anyone who who grew up remebering "spangles", ford capri's - being one of the hottest machines to have, and tv's that stood one one stainless steel leg in the middle of a wooden case.......:)

(The only thing i want more is one for the 1980's which dosent seem to be available)

Great fun and a must buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 February 2009
this book is the one if you were born in the 60's! my strongest memories are from my teens not the first decade of my life, and i'm sure this would be the same for most other people.
this book is just wondefull, so simple but so well done every page is just a feast of memories, who would have thought that a page of pictures of sweet wrappers would give so much pleasure!
Everyone wants to look at this book, everyone gets excited when they see things from thier everday past.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2011
Fab in every way for anyone even vaguely nostalgic for the 1970s. The images are wonderfully photographed and the content is perfectly researched.

The best pages for me - born in 1970 (natch!) - were the confectionary pages. Country Style chocolate, anyone?

Fab in every conceivable way. Thank you. CB
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 June 2015
Another great book in this series. Personally I loved the 1970's . I left School got a job had several motorcycles and cars became very independent and in 1978 met my wife. It was a great time and this book reflects that era.
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The 1970s scrapbook by Robert Opie is a must for anyone who lived through this decade with such fond memories as i have of those times.
This book is large, hardback and colourful, opening the pages was like
being transported in a time machine.
This book demands to be picked up again and again, the reference pages are fantastic, long lost chocolate bar brands, household items, fashion and the 70s music scene are all there.
Wish i could go back to the 70s....
next best thing is this book !!
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