Liberty bodices with their horrid rubbery buttons - what was their purpose I wonder? And navy knickers - the add in the photo says that they wear like iron - who'd want knickers that wore like iron - not me!!
Waists - we all had one back then! Notice how tiny the waists always look in 50's fashion pictures made all the more so by the full skirts which brings me on to full net petticoats (mine was pink!)
Junket - I seem to remember it being a regular dessert and when I discovered some vegetarian rennet in Waitrose recently I bought a bottle and made some - it was delicious and just as I remember it especially served with a few raspberries!
Then there were milk jellies, spotted Dick, tapioca (glad that died out I must admit!) stewed fruit, treacle tart ........ and so on.
Other things I would add to my list include:
Steam trains with heavy leather straps to open the windows and smuts all over you at the end of the journey!
Fountain pens - no biros permitted at school so if you didn't have a fountain pen it was a dip pen and the inkwell usually filled with blotting paper by some boy to make pellets to be shot with a ruler!
Chilblains - treated with a Snowfire tablet (apparently still available but now in a stick form)
Telephone boxes with buttons A and B
School milk - horrid when tepid during summer and in winter frozen solid
Pixie hoods and scarves tied across the chest and pinned in place - people seemed to be so afraid of children's chests getting cold but never gave a thought to our legs in short socks!
Postal orders for 2/6 for your birthday - that would be 12 and a half pence these days!
Knitted bathing costumes!
I could go on and on but perhaps you've had enough by now!
Sweet peas are doing well though now very short in the stem - no prizes would be won by these little dears but they smell divine.
To those of you who think we are lucky to have badgers to visit our garden this is what we have been greeted with outside our backdoor every morning this week - good job we are not keen on striped lawns eh?!!