I used to live in a shared house full of heavy smokers, when we left there were clean squares behind every poster.
Well, I cannot remember that ... but a kickstarter on a motorcycle was still relatively common in the 1980's. Nowadays you only see them on smaller dirt bikes.Starting a car engine with a handle
Kids today,...they don't know how lucky they are,.....(cough)Inflation rates in double figures >24% in 1975 for example.
Police men in capes on the beat.
The levels of poverty experienced in the pre 1990's (as a sort of arbitrary date), the slums and failed housing projects in places like Manchester, Bradford and Barnsley from my memories. I'm sure others will have seen it in different parts of the country. Houses without power, bathrooms, inside toilets; cooking on the living room fire etc.
Being caned in school, in front of the class or one to one in the headmasters study(...!?), being caned or rulered on the palm of your hand, having a board rubber bounced off your head and no one blinking an eye.
Mining communities, rough and ready with a film of coal dust over everything.