That's where our Christmas box comes into its own. It's held together by parcel tape and has no lid. Carrs Water Biscuits is the name on the side. The decorations and lights from the tree are kept in the box until Christmas comes round again.
There was some debris in the bottom of the box to be emptied before it could be filled. It was then that the old discoloured newspaper lining the box caught my eye.
The paper was so fragile that it could not be straightened out. The date had faded but this is what it said:
The Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph that day contained a column "Roma's Mid-Week Notes" with the main heading "New Year - But men will still hate women drivers."
Our three children were born in Scunthorpe; the photo below is of Andrew and Adrian in early 1964 - the year of the newspaper in our Christmas box.
Even then Britain was importing American ideas as shown by another of Roma's Notes:
I wonder what happened to the kooky rings.
Happy New Year to all at Sepia Saturday (where you will find more Sepia memories )