To add to my Old Fossil post the other day, I thought I would collate the suggestions in the comments and add a few more things that came to mind. So ... things my daughters have never known, part two:
- Reel to reel tape players
- Super 8 movie cameras and players
- Elevator / lift operators
- Electronics with vacuum tubes
- Rotary phones
- Trim phones
- The Beatles
- Library card catalogues
- Floppy disks
- Half day closing (shops)
- No shops open on Sundays
- Chimney sweeps (except in Mary Poppins!)
- Reliant Robins
- Pre-decimal money
Pamela - I still use paper maps. Even Google can't quite match Ordnance Survey. No footpaths or bridlepaths on Google maps!
PixieMum - using Yorkshire leaf tea doesn't make you a fossil, it just shows you have good taste!
Ellie - we still have public telephone booths, though less of them and they only take pre-paid cards rather than coins. I think they will be around for some time to come, at least in places that attract tourists, as it can be expensive to use cellphones internationally. Also, manual (stick shift) cars are still the norm here. According to Mr Google only 18% of cars on British roads are automatic. Personally I don't like driving automatic cars as I don't feel as though I have so much control.
Missus Wookie - two out of three daughters remember video cassettes and players, so they don't quite make the list!