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leeCal Member Posts: 4,242 Disability Gamechanger
edited September 30 in Coffee lounge
probably sounds silly but I’m trying to remember the name of a particular type of bedspread which used to be common years ago. The type I’m thinking of was made of cotton but looked a bit like corduroy?


  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Member Posts: 548 Pioneering
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,242 Disability Gamechanger
    Yesssss! I’ve been wracking my brains trying to remember that name!
    many thanks @vikingqueen 🤣
  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Member Posts: 548 Pioneering
         Anyone who was born round about the 60s will have had one...mine was white  :)
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,242 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 30
    I really liked mine too, that’s why I wanted the name because I’d like to buy one for old times sake...and comfort of course. Thank you so much @vikingqueen 😄
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,285 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 30
    I remember them ! i am definitely older than I look   B)
    It reminds me of the winters when we would wake up with frost on the INSIDE of the bedroom windows.
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  • TheAlien
    TheAlien Member Posts: 42 Courageous
    Mine was pink, but it had bald patches where the tufty bits had been pulled out.
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,242 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 30
    @woodbine I just remember them being soft and comfortable, I use sheets and blankets you see rather than a duvet. A duvet makes me feel as though I’m being slow cooked! 

    I recall 1963 winter very well, burst pipes and was it two or three months of freezing weather? And we still had to go to school!
  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Member Posts: 548 Pioneering
       I remember my brother built me an igloo in our garden in the 1963 freeze, and I also remember the thaw because all the houses on our street flooded. My eldest brother use to work in a mill nearby and that too was badly flooded and they asked everyone if they would go in to clear up. They made the "candy stripe sheets" and he was allowed to bring home a pile of them that were written off. My mother boiled washed them and never needed to buy another sheet for a lot of years...

    And yes I remember scraping ice off the inside of my bedroom window... ah the good old days  :#
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,274 Disability Gamechanger
    I have bedspread in summer rather than quilt 

    Not the candlewick ones but they are a lot lighter and cooler than a duvet 

    Also saves the marathon task of changing duvet cover 

    They are quite easy to get now and some lovely designs 
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  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Posts: 4,592 Disability Gamechanger
    I only use bedspreads some are quite thick these days and lovely designs I struggle with duvets and don't like those old type blankets lol 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,781 Disability Gamechanger
    I wasn't born in the 60's B) but i remember them because my dear nan used to use them.
    I lived with her from my early teens and she never had a washing machine so when it came to washing the bedding she used the bath :o  I often think of that and wonder how on earth she used to manage and she was almost 70 when i went to live with her and almost 80 when i moved out. Personally, i always use duvets.


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