YOU certainly would have cleaned up if you had picked up a copy of the Lancashire Telegraph in 1979.

We have managed to find an old advert from Norweb with lots of ‘Spotlight Bargains’.

They included ‘great’ offers with the Hotpoint fornt loading automatic washer on sale for £194.95 while a top loading one was available for £229.95.

One of the main attractions is the up to £8 trade-in allowance for your old washer when you bought a new one as it was right in the middle of the advert.

Also there was ‘big value’ on the Electra Automatic Washer and you would get a free Hoover 4004 steam iron with each of the three washers left. You felt like you had picked up a bargain as it retailed for £9.95.