or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by ShortBackAndSides

This picture made me smile. What year though? Lots of hair, but still got straight trousers on. 1971? Hope I'm not way off and it isn't late 70's. https://www.facebook.com/LondonFootballFanPage/photos/a.605582869469351.1073741829.595942707100034/1024904967537137/?type=1&theater
Remember seeing a whole gang of Torquay Utd hooligans in donkey jackets about 1975, all with the black plastic on the back. They were definitely wearing them for fashion purposes, and looked menacing in them to me. Maybe they were not worn by original skinheads except as work wear, but some of the 78/79 skinhead revivalists carried on wearing them from the mid 70's boot boy era prior to getting Crombies & Sheepskins?
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
New Posts  All Forums: