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Quite a bit later, I remember Droogy looking blokes like that at football. Some of them wearing make up too. Scared the crap out of me.

Saw these at the football, also huge group all in white lab coats - can't recall the team.

 

Incidently, was at the Millwall v Hull City game last saturday, very calm not like 30years ago when I first went.

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Now home in Sweden. I will be coming back to London in the future. Next time i might cut down on the touristy stuff. Managed to see Big Ben, the Tower, Tate modern, The mouse trap as well as Singing in the rain. Went back and forth thru the subway from early morning til the evening. Next time i will concentrate on shopping and beer.

 

Just a reflection, after going up and down Carnaby street and thru the stores there i cannot help thinking; Sure i found the shirts and the stuff i wanted, but really, it seemed err...just a tad diluted, who buys all those t-shirts with target symbols, heaps of pins and whatnot? 

 

Anyhow, a great time was had. Heaps of thanks to Watermelin Man and Flyfronted for the tips on where to go.

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Now home in Sweden. I will be coming back to London in the future. Next time i might cut down on the touristy stuff. Managed to see Big Ben, the Tower, Tate modern, The mouse trap as well as Singing in the rain. Went back and forth thru the subway from early morning til the evening. Next time i will concentrate on shopping and beer.

 

Just a reflection, after going up and down Carnaby street and thru the stores there i cannot help thinking; Sure i found the shirts and the stuff i wanted, but really, it seemed err...just a tad diluted, who buys all those t-shirts with target symbols, heaps of pins and whatnot? 

 

 

TOURISTS BUY THE OLD TATT DOWN CARNABY ST .

post #10504 of 19285
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post


If they played in `70.it would be a Friendly.They did not meet competively.

Friendly's were always in early august and all the Skins are in winter atire . 

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Going back to the Chelsea boys in Brighton, 30th March 1970 was the Easter Bank Holiday so it was probably a Bank Holiday Monday down at the seaside and not a football match.This explains only the one football scarf. He may have even been a Brighton supporter as they played in Blue/White. I'm surprised there weren't more Harringtons being worn as I reckon the Chelsea boys were the first to wear them on mass.

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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

Going back to the Chelsea boys in Brighton, 30th March 1970 was the Easter Bank Holiday so it was probably a Bank Holiday Monday down at the seaside and not a football match.This explains only the one football scarf. He may have even been a Brighton supporter as they played in Blue/White. I'm surprised there weren't more Harringtons being worn as I reckon the Chelsea boys were the first to wear them on mass.

Are they Defo Chelsea? ..Also
Chelsea had loads of support outside London, We had a group from Wolves who would get down the Bridge...Do you remember Tina from Wolves..tall beautiful Blond Girl.

Also a few lads wearing MA1 jackets which was unusual in 70
post #10507 of 19285
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Are they Defo Chelsea? ..Also
Chelsea had loads of support outside London, We had a group from Wolves who would get down the Bridge...Do you remember Tina from Wolves..tall beautiful Blond Girl.

Also a few lads wearing MA1 jackets which was unusual in 70

 

I thought the same regarding the MA1 jackets. They were still being worn in parts of Essex and East London in early 1970 but the Harrington was becoming more popular. They might have been from other parts of the country but I think I recognize one boy as a Chelsea fan. I didn't know Tina.

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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

I thought the same regarding the MA1 jackets. They were still being worn in parts of Essex and East London in early 1970 but the Harrington was becoming more popular. They might have been from other parts of the country but I think I recognize one boy as a Chelsea fan. I didn't know Tina.

Yes the lad with the Pork Pie hat ...am sure was one of the Battersea??
My mate Alan from Bermondsey met some lads from Chingford coming out of Charing Cross it 70 , they was wearing MA1 Jackets, so he went out and bought one...He still has it smile.gif
By 69 everyone down Chelsea had a Harrington, Most blokes had a few.
Tina was well know all over, She was the first Skinhead girl i saw wearing Boots, Braces and Jeans..and got stuck in like the blokes smile.gif
post #10509 of 19285
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Great pics , The above one of Twelve year olds, Some of these little Skinheads was smart, well the ones who's Mum and Dads had a few bob. Their was loads of the little buggers at the time...causing mayhem...bless em,biggrin.gif

 

 

Think this is the later revival period but still Lil Herberts 

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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

Friendly's were always in early august and all the Skins are in winter atire . 

Some others have alluded to it: maybe the description of the photo is wrong. After all, if you ran a photo agency in 1970, what caption would be more likely to sell the photo:

 

'Youths run through a street in Brighton' or

'Chelsea skinheads run amok in Brighton' ?

 

(or words to that effect).

 

I'm beginning to doubt that this lot had anything to do with Chelsea -- the only hint is the one lad wearing a scarf.

post #10511 of 19285
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Originally Posted by Watermelon man View Post

Some others have alluded to it: maybe the description of the photo is wrong. After all, if you ran a photo agency in 1970, what caption would be more likely to sell the photo:

'Youths run through a street in Brighton' or
'Chelsea skinheads run amok in Brighton' ?

(or words to that effect).

I'm beginning to doubt that this lot had anything to do with Chelsea -- the only hint is the one lad wearing a scarf.

Totally agree Mate. As you said if it was Chelsea they would mostly be wearing Harringtons.
post #10512 of 19285

I think the photo is a Easter Bank Holiday Monday in Brighton shot. Some would have been Chelsea supporters, some Brighton and other boys from West London, Sussex etc.  North London/East London boys typically went down to Southend, South London/ Kent went to Margate and a lot of others went to Brighton, trying to relive the Mods/Rockers thing of a few years earlier. Different gangs united on the day. The boy wearing the scarf was breaking the dress code. No one would wear a scarf on a Bank Holiday because you didn't know who you might meet and it was a day out not a football match.

post #10513 of 19285

Hello all.

 

Fascinating thread - I've followed the advice and worked my way through it all; it's taken me weeks, but it's been well worth it. Learned a lot and remembered a lot too.

 

By introduction, I don't claim to be an "original" but I remember a fair bit of that time. First came across skinheads when I started going to watch Manchester City at Maine Road.  I was 12 in late 69 and skins made quite an impression.  Started wearing some of the clothes from round early 70 and moved on into the later smoothie stuff after that, which I'd guess was more my thing due to age really.

 

Like a lot of a similar vintage posting on here, I've realised  a lot of my attitude (prejudices?) about what's "right" in clothes (and what's not) comes from the look then and it's stayed with me to this day.  Almost unconscious of it until I started reading the thread and casting my mind back.

 

The thread  brought a lot back to me that I'd forgotten so I'll try to throw in what I can remember myself. Hopefully some of it might be of interest and spark some comment. Obviously it's all from the perspective of someone the age I was then, and living in one of those former mill towns on the outskirts of Manchester - the ones that Mancunians thought were a bit behind the times (I think Ed Vaughan might have said) ... so God knows what London-based Originals would have made of it. Well, I think I can take comments about Northerners ... biggrin.gif

 

Afraid I don't have photos from the time. There are loads of family photos of me before then but once I got into teenage years I did my best to avoid the camera - and don't really remember mates having them at that time.

 

I'll try and put some recollections on here soon. Understand there's a bit of a checking phase before posts get through.

post #10514 of 19285
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post





Think this is the later revival period but still Lil Herberts 

this ones taken at the last resort shop in aldgate, early 80s...

http://www.skinheadheaven.org.uk/index.php/articles/61-the-last-resort
post #10515 of 19285
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Originally Posted by Lerk View Post

Now home in Sweden. I will be coming back to London in the future. Next time i might cut down on the touristy stuff. Managed to see Big Ben, the Tower, Tate modern, The mouse trap as well as Singing in the rain. Went back and forth thru the subway from early morning til the evening. Next time i will concentrate on shopping and beer.

 

Just a reflection, after going up and down Carnaby street and thru the stores there i cannot help thinking; Sure i found the shirts and the stuff i wanted, but really, it seemed err...just a tad diluted, who buys all those t-shirts with target symbols, heaps of pins and whatnot? 

 

Anyhow, a great time was had. Heaps of thanks to Watermelin Man and Flyfronted for the tips on where to go.

Great. post some pics.Fashion show style.

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