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I've just finished reading Sharpe as a Blade Part One the 50's & 60's by Ronnie Sharpe. It tells the story of his early days supporting Sheffield United. An interesting read recounting the start of mass football hooliganism. It also documents him growing up in Dronfield, which I now know is between Chesterfield and Sheffield. He was a greaser hooligan, but some mentions of skinheads towards the end of the book. He claims to have spotted his first skinhead in September '69...
Terry Venables in 1960
I thought one or two snippets in this short film were interesting. It is a documentary about the Suffolk London overspill town of Haverhill made in 1969. The estates featured don't look quite so nice any more. Unfortunately no sound on this preview. http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/1185 02:00 paper boy in monkey jacket & bobble hat. 06:00 off to work 21:30 in the factory 22:00 5-a-side, lots of claret and blue shirts 23:00 dancing
A couple more picture links from the Cambridge FB group. One from 69, and another claiming to be 71 - with lots of white socks. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152140157134696&set=p.10152140157134696&type=1 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152140159599696&set=p.10152140159599696&type=1
Couple of good pics just turned up on a 1960's Cambridge Facebook group. Hope people can see them with these links: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152139497264696&set=p.10152139497264696&type=1 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153722496050608&set=p.10153722496050608&type=1
Hope I don't get banned for this! On the slang topic. I can remember some sex related 1970 school playground terms, which you don't hear any more. 'having it up' - the sexual act 'on bonk' - an erection 'mo' - homosexual 'browner' - homosexual 'rubber johnny' - condom 'dolly bag' - condom (although can't find any mention of this in any online slang dictionaries, which all state it is a docker's secret pocket, so I might have imagined this one)
Story behind some earlier 1970 photos: http://www.picpaste.com/a1fa17a6ec086495c490575aa03718c1.jpg http://www.picpaste.com/a7a53708b0c8669bd88840c4dcc695cb.jpg
It is just a little bit further East than Middlesex Street, Cheshire Street is off Brick Lane. Been in there a few times. Chaos on a Sunday morning in that shop. Anyone know if it is the same lot that make these boots http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blackmans-Brogue-Dealer-Boots-Burnish-Tan-Airsole-7-11-/220907079919?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&var=&hash=item336f1688ef
There were a couple of shops on Camden High Street, on the right hand side as you walk from the tube station to the market, selling Levi style leather jackets a few weeks ago. Starting price in one shop was £100. Was going to try one on, but the high pressure salesman put my back up straight away so I may a swift exit.
Two completely different subjects. (1) Was there a craze for putting two tone laces, perhaps red/black or yellow/black in your brogues around the same time that Blakeys and segs were being worn? (2) Anyone ever seen or hear of washing up liquid bottles, or Jif lemon containers, filled with ammonia being used by skins at the match? Seem to remember press claims that this was a late 60’s/early 70’s skinhead weapon at football. Sounds horrific, even worse than dart throwing!
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