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 It just shows how attitudes and society has changed in just a generation.   I suspect that once again our 'friends' in the media had a part to play in some of what went on as reports in the papers that skinheads enjoyed 'queer bashing' merely provoked copy-cat behaviour from others (see also: 'paki- bashing' and 'squadie - bashing'). Give something a name and it will catch on. The truth is, back in those days you hardly ever came across anyone who was openly gay (that...
  I would imagine that very few people people go right back to the start and read all the posts when they first join the forum - I know I didn't.
 Newton Heath - for your interest , look back at page 808..........
 Hi SoCalBoy and welcome.  Yes, I have one of these coats, though mine is navy. Very nice material and  smart looking. If you are thinking of purchasing one you need to be aware that they are slim fitting so if you buy one in your normal size it will not fit over a jacket - you may even need to go 2 sizes up depending on what you wish to wear under it. They are also a little longer than the classic Crombies we wore in our youth.
 Can't comment on the truth of this or otherwise. What I can say is that none of us would have been seen dead near a donkey ride - that would have been considered VERY uncool.......
 Certainly as late as Easter 1972 (the tail end of 'Suedehead' in our area......)
 Yes, true for the Manchester area too.
Good call - I have a silk hankie my Granddad gave me in 1971. I wore it with a blazer then and wore it to a soul club only last year!
My old Levi denim jacket, originally bought in 1969. Unsurprisingly it doesn't fit now as I was 14 or 15 at the time. I wore it through the skinhead and bootboy eras, for 3 years as a student and even to go to work when I was 23. A couple of years ago I got it down from the loft and gave it to my girlfriend as they were quite trendy at the time.
 'Old' money made sense. Goods often come in packs of 12 - a box 3x4 - so, if something was 5 old pence, then they were 5 shillings for a dozen. Drifting right off topic here...........  still, fits with the era, I suppose.... For our younger members (and those overseas) 12 pennies = 1 shilling . 20 shilling = £1 A throwback to the Roman occupation was that the pound symbol £ originally stood for Lira and the symbol for a penny was d, which originally stood for dinar...
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