On the day that Britain went decimal in 1971 the country is invited to celebrate its nostalgia – on National Nostalgia Day on February 15th.
It aims to both encourage enjoyable, positive reminisces and also identify if our world of today would be better from bringing, or restoring anything no longer around.
The campaign is being promoted by a leading creative think tank, the Flexible Thinking Forum which promotes innovation in the community.
Campaigners are inviting everyone to identify the five things they miss most in bygone age and share with friends and family.
“Nostalgia is not what it used to be!” said Andy Green of the Flexible Thinking Forum. “The idea of National Nostalgia Day is to make people appreciate things past, but also consider if they can be restored, reused, adapted in some way to make the world of today better.”
“Also, we want to encourage people to better understand the impact of change. Decimalisation for example, made using our money easier, but we suspect, the old system of 12 pennies in a shilling and 20 shillings to the pound helped people’s arithmetic skills.”
“For any new development there are positives and negatives where people need to adopt a flexible attitude in dealing with change.”
The Flexible Thinking Forum is a not-for-profit social enterprise which works to promote creative thinking skills in the community.
Further details at www.flexiblethinkingforum.org.uk