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50 Iconic Childhood Memories, 70s and 80s

I was recently asked what were my favourite 50 Iconic childhood memories from the 80s?  I couldn’t wait to take part. Although mine is a little earlier, 1970s to 80s. but I just love taking a little ol trip down memory lane ad there are so many gems from the 70s,80s that I will struggle to narrow it down.

Here are my ultimate icons from the 70s and 80s.

1. Roller Bootsroller boots

2. Care Bears

3. Sindy

4. Tom Hanks, Big

5. Karate Kid

6. Chopper Bikes

7. Playing out

8. Thriller Album

thriller10. Bucks Fizz, the land of make-believe

11. Mr Frosty

12.  The Gremlins

13.  Cream soda and Ice Cream

14.  Angel Delight

15.  Record Players

16.  Recording the charts on a Sunday night, but pausing it during the talking

17. Mr. Benn

mrs ben pin

18.  Mork N Mindy

19.  Cagney and Lacey

20.  9 to 5

21. Charlie perfume

22. Wham


23. Wham bars

24. Tiny Tears

25.  Ker Plunk

26.  Dallas

27.  Disney Hour

28.  Grease


29. Grange Hill

30. Opal Fruits

31. Whisper Bars

32. The Goonies


33. The Miami Sound Machine

34. Video’s

35. Cassettes

36. Speak and Spellspeak

37. Commodore 64

38. Lady Diana

royal wedding

39. Madonna

40. The Lost Boys

41. Le Clic Camera

42. Apple Macs

43. Video shops

44. Sony Walkman

45. Pepsi and Shirley

46. Spandau Ballet

47. Perms

48. Crimpers

49. Scruchies

50. Sherbet Dib Dabs


There it is my 50 Iconic Childhood Memories from the 70s and 80s. This list has taken me right back to lovely long hot summer days of the 70’s and 80’s when playing out was safe, and the sun always seemed to shine.


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  1. 27th May 2015 / 6:40 am

    Thank you for playing along hun! I love your list, can’t believe I missed off Lady D and The Goonies!! LOVE your list brilliant indeed! xxxx

    • SarahJChristie
      27th May 2015 / 5:43 pm

      Thank you lovely, I loved being involved its great to remember all that fun stuff x

  2. 27th May 2015 / 7:04 am

    Love this list! I was all about Wham when I was little, wham, rollerboots and sindy! X

    • SarahJChristie
      27th May 2015 / 5:44 pm

      Thanks Julia yes me too and who would have know hey I thought I would marry George Michael ha ha xx

  3. 27th May 2015 / 10:29 pm

    Ah those were my childhood years too. Grease was the first film I ever saw at the cinema, and I rewatched Big just the other day. Great memories!

    • SarahJChristie
      31st May 2015 / 4:37 pm

      Oh me to Tim, I remember being so blown away by it, I was so young but just loved Grease x

  4. 29th May 2015 / 8:08 pm

    Oh my! What a fabulous list and remember them all – what a wonderful trip down memory lane… we are clearly the same age xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      31st May 2015 / 5:04 pm

      Ha ha all great memories aren’t they x

  5. Sian
    30th May 2015 / 8:53 pm

    What a great list! Blast from the past. I can tick off most of these!

    • SarahJChristie
      31st May 2015 / 5:07 pm

      Thanks you Sian, there was some great things to remember form that time x

  6. 31st May 2015 / 10:31 am

    This gave me a great laugh. So true! Thanks for linking up to Share With Me I hope you are enjoying my blog hop and thanks for all the linky support! #sharewithme

    • SarahJChristie
      31st May 2015 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks Jenny, and yes thanks for hosting I love linking up x

  7. 5th June 2015 / 7:08 am

    Well this has taken me right back (and I did most of growing up in the 90s)! What a fun walk through memory lane 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #TheList xx

    • SarahJChristie
      5th June 2015 / 10:25 pm

      Ha ha thanks Hannah, yes I loved writing it x

  8. 29th February 2016 / 9:34 am

    Heidi has asked for rollerboots for her birthday just like the ones in your picture. I still eat Wham bars now! haha

    • SarahJChristie
      29th February 2016 / 8:22 pm

      I had a go on my sister in laws roller boots a coupe of years ago, it took me a while to get my balance but I still had it ha ha, in no time I was stating around like a pro x

  9. 29th February 2016 / 12:58 pm

    Great list! Remember roller discos?

    • SarahJChristie
      29th February 2016 / 8:29 pm

      Thanks Alison, I know I used to love them x

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