Just been reading old posts and one of them mentioned paraffin heaters before we had central heating. I remember no central heating at all when I was young. We had a coal fire and dad constantly shouted at us if we didn't close the door. All the family spent every evening together in one room. We didn't go to our bedrooms to play music, watch TV, etc like they do now - it was too cold! We had hot water bottles in our bed and had to scrape ice off our windows in the morning. I am not old - this was in the 60s! What can everyone else remember?