Today, a child cannot even buy polystyrene glue or a craft knife (as I could in Woolworths when I started making Airfix kits aged about eight) - such is 'progress'...
There was no 'compensation culture' then .
Yep- no fear or restraints- we did things back then- I had a Metal Factory in my Back Yard- I built it like Port Kembla Steel Works and melted lead by the pounds- great fun as a lad. Cheers. KEV.
Sadly I think a generation has lost out somewhere .
Fantastic image Tony!
Definitely of it's time .
This is a great little advert hardening back to more carefree and less regulated times.
Yes a lost time .
Splendid Tony...I’ve come across a few of these adverts over the years and I love them...Home Foundry or one of its competitors made an electric melting pot with a tap like opening in its base... I remember seeing an advert with gleeful children gathered around and mum and dad laughing away in the background... fun for all the family indeed.I must confess that I wouldn’t mind one myself 😁All the best. Aly
Yes it sounds great fun , as a small child I had some semi-flat soldiers made by an uncle from some sort of mold - solid lead , very heavy and bendable !.
I acquired a very similar paper copy as part of an auction lot of molds last summer, although mine is all black and white, without the red accents on the cover. One might need a copy of Shambattle to go along with it, so that one has something to do with those WWI armies.
Yes 'Sham Battles' would be very appropriate .
Charming find: I find the "We Need No Help" motto striking (okay, refreshing) compared to today's approach to education and child development.
Yes the modern world monitors children to much .
Ah yes, reminds me of the time as a 7 year old that a friend and I decided to introduce a heating system to a go-cart we made by placing a tin of wood shavings underneath the wooden seat and setting fire to them. Seemed like a good idea at the time and helped to make men of us!
Ah ! the allure of fire to the young child : )