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bodger

Where are they now ?

Not quite back in my day but I've just read this interesting snippit of information. I'm sure that many of us will have heard reference made to the 'Ovaltineys' but I never realised just how wide spread or important the organisation once was.
On this day in 1935 the first 'League of Ovaltineys' was created by the manufacturer of the drink Ovaltine. It became a children's 'secret society', promoting high morals and consideration towards others. At the height of its popularity, there were over five million members.

Its a great shame that there isn't anything similar today for our youngsters of today. I think they would benefit from it. I'm afraid that the abscence of a similar organisation is simply a sign of the times that we live in.
I however, would never have been an Ovaltiney, I couldn't stand the stuff.
lottie

Wish I hadn't read this---I can't get the flipping "We are the Ovaltinies" song and tune out of my head  I can't remember all the lines which is even more annoying.
bodger

Thats made me smile Lottie.
Mo

lottie wrote:
Wish I hadn't read this---I can't get the flipping "We are the Ovaltinies" song and tune out of my head  I can't remember all the lines which is even more annoying.


Lottie, it popped into my head the moment I read the word - I only know the first line!

I was never an Ovaltinie but i was a member of the Tinger & Tucker Club
bodger

Jean Morton.
avvy

I've got 2 lines
We are the Ovaltinies
Happy girls and boys

I remember being a member of the Gloops club as well what ever that was
Bazzer

Was it on Radio Luxemburg 208m. Medium Wave?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMyY1hTqTzc


Anyone remember just before them the advert for the Horice Batchelor "Infradraw" method of winning the Pools. From Keynsham, spelt K E Y N S H A M, Bristol?
Woodsmoke

lottie wrote:
I can't get the flipping "We are the Ovaltinies" song and tune out of my head  I can't remember all the lines which is even more annoying.


Just to help you out, Lottie  

'We are the Ovaltineys, little girls and boys
Make your requests, we'll not refuse you
We are here just to amuse you
Would you like a song or story?
Will you share our joys?
At games and sports we're more than keen
No merrier children could be seen
Because we all drink Ovaltine
We're happy girls and boys'


bodger

Makes you want to smack em doesn't it ?
bodger

Makes you want to smack em doesn't it ?
Woodsmoke

You can say that again....................
sheffy

Oh!  That brings memories.  They were like little goody two shoes.  On a similar note did anyone else have to endure bedtime stories by Uncle Mac.? Not very different from Aesop's fables!!!
Bazzer

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