When I was 13-years-old, I made a small fortune babysitting.

Every household was different: there was the one with the wall-sized tropical fish tank, the one with lots of sausage dogs, the one with all the goodies.

But it was an item in one that fascinated me most - a citizens band radio. And what I was most interested in, were the nicknames - or handles - everyone went by, and the lingo.

CB radio is a land mobile radio system, a system allowing short-distance person-to-person bidirectional voice communication between individuals, using two way radios operating on 40 channels near 27 MHz (11 m) in the high frequency (a.k.a. shortwave) band.

It was hugely popular in the 1970s and 80s, especially with truckers, appearing in films such as Smokey and the Bandit, Convoy and on the small screen in the likes of The Dukes of Hazzard.

I was reminded of my curiosity of the CB radio by a member of the Leader's Facebook group, Local Bygones.

Alongside some photos, David Kelly posted: "Found my illegal CB radio, Ham International Concorde II that I bought new in 1981. My handle in Lager Town (Wrexham) was 'Boneshaker'. What was your handle and rig? 10.10 till we do it again."

This led to a fantastic trip down the memory highway, with people recalling their time on the airwaves

From nicknames for places, Wrexham's Johnstown was Caravan Town for example - Andy Thomas explains: "Because of the Harrington's caravan showroom on the main road through" - to meet-up venues, enjoy the ride...

Keith Williams: "I had a Cobra148 GTL DX talked all over the world, call sign WF01 still got my dx cards."

Stephen Lush: "My first was a Stalker 4, loved it. Pink Panther."

Wendy Adamson: Pegasus 3 and I was Lady Panache."

Anthony Price: "Gresford Miners' Club. Turkey Burner! Don't ask."

Gary Davies: "I used to own a Cobra Gtl Dx. It had both MW and legal FM channels.

"I also had a mag twig on the roof of my car and a 4m antenna on the side of my house.

"They where great days and because it was illegal it appealed to our rebellious youth, then strangely once it became legal, it faded away which is kind of sad really but great days."

Louise Parry: "Mine was firefly back in the day."

Geoff Roberts: "Red Baron, it was also handy living in Hillsville [Coedpoeth] for getting out, and weapon of choice was always the MK2 Cobra 148 Gtl-Dx happy times, still friends with some mates from my CB days."

Paula Roberts: "Nutcracker, on an Amstrad 901(I think ) 89-94."

Phil Benjafield: "I used to have a Pegasus 3, I thought it was the bees knees when bought it.

"My handle was the Tyre Tyrant because I used to work in National Tyres. Those were the days."

Annette Gardner: "Cover Girl chatting out of Choir Town [Rhos]. I think, it was nearly 40 years ago."

Robert Burke: "Mine was a Stalker Seven, my handle was Commando, because I had a Norton 850 Commando. I was from Steel Town [Brymbo]."

Steve Kelly: "I had a Midland with a DX on the roof of the car, I was Plastic Bottle."

Linda Edwards: "I had a Fidelity CB, and my handle was Rosie Lee from Boiler Town [Pentre Maelor] and I also had a side band one which was illegal."

Pete Taz Evans: "Road Racer and seatcover was Cover Girl. Enjoyed the meets at Gresford Colliery Club and the convoys we had regular."

Helen Wilkinson-Fish: "My husband had a rig called a Cobra he's from Chocolate Town [Chirk] and he was known as Night Owl."

Tony Critchlow: "This takes me back. Late 70s on AM rigs. First was a little 40 channel Jaws on a slide mount with a DV27 aerial.

"Moved on to a Formac88 with a half breed aerial. Used to go up the Panorama and talk to people from Rhyl area and even got as far as Derby one night. Handle was Matador."

• So what's your 20 and your handle? Want to share photos or memories of your CB radio days? Email claire.pierce@newsquest.co.uk