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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

Remember that late 60s school craze of carrying your sandwich in a gas mask bag from the surplus stores .
We still used to do that in the 70s mate. I still have a gas mask bag at home that i use occasionally.
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

 We are probably straying from this sites' Skinhead theme and the clothes, but maybe not. I reckon many of the 15/16 year old skinheads in 68/69 were in small gangs when they were 10/11 years old. We used to fight with rival schools, rival streets and even the top and bottom ends of the same street. School football matches sometimes ended in fights. Most of this went on without the parents having a clue. At 12 years old I wanted an air rifle or pistol just like one of my mates. Dad said no, thank God. He did buy me a metal toy crossbow that came with wooden arrows and a rubber stopper end. Within a day the rubber was removed and I was sharpening the wooden arrows ready for the enemy. Looking back I can't believe the young me and I was no different to all my mates.We were wild.

When i was young our estate often mobbed up against the neighboring ones. It wern't knives and guns like today. But broom handles and dustbin lids as shields. And occasional catapult with ballbearings. Anyone who had a knife was told to leave it at home, that was serious tuff.
Brings back many happy evenings. And a couple of not so happy ones.
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Easy lads, easy. wink.gif

Strictly speaking the M-51 Field Jacket and the fishtail Parka are different garments. In the UK we'd call the M-51 a 'combat jacket' (though that term covered other coats apart from the M-51). They were worn in the mid 1960s. In the NW of England some scooter-boys wore them if they couldn't get hold of a Parka, but by the late 60s I saw more rockers or 'mids' wearing them.

[A 'mid' was a term for a bloke who wore some clothes that were mod-oriented but others that seemed to be carried over from teddy-boy or rocker fashion.]

Your not quite correct there mate. The M-51 is both a parka and there is also a M-51 field jacket. The 51 i believe was is attributed to the Korean war. Then there is the M-65 which is Vietnam war issue. The main difference (parkawise) The M-51 has eppilettes and the hood is attatched. It also has a thicker liner which is made(I believe) of lambs wool. The M-65 has an a hood that unbuttons, no eppilettes and the liner is much thinner and is made more like terry towelling.

The field jackets have similar differences.
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

... and everyone's folks knew of a youngster who'd lost an eye to the catapults/air guns/bows and arrows - but I never saw too many one-eyed kids.

And who decided when bows and arrows were old hat and it was airgun/throwing knives season? smile.gif


Do you remember the Knife game where two boys stood opposite each other and took turns in thowing the knife in the ground by the others legs. You had to stretch your foot where the knife dug in  and then it was your turn to throw..so you both ended up doing the splits.The rules were the Knife had to stick in the ground to count and you had to reach the knife from your standing position to take a throw. All done whilst wearing plimsols,cheap plastic shoes or Scholl sandels.

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This tune always makes me want to go to the bookies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-_7xKs8gmQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post


Do you remember the Knife game where two boys stood opposite each other and took turns in thowing the knife in the ground by the others legs. You had to stretch your foot where the knife dug in  and then it was your turn to throw..so you both ended up doing the splits.The rules were the Knife had to stick in the ground to count and you had to reach the knife from your standing position to take a throw. All done whilst wearing plimsols,cheap plastic shoes or Scholl sandels.
Me grandad taught me a couple of knife throwing games when I was a young 'n. That one that you just mentioned and one where you had to balance the knife on its point and then flick it off each finger then the palm then the elbow then the shoulder and so on and make it stick in the ground. I had to promise not to tell me mam when we'd been playing with knives.
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I should have mentioned that the knife had to be flicked above head hight for it to count. Happy days, haha!
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post


Do you remember the Knife game where two boys stood opposite each other and took turns in thowing the knife in the ground by the others legs. You had to stretch your foot where the knife dug in  and then it was your turn to throw..so you both ended up doing the splits.The rules were the Knife had to stick in the ground to count and you had to reach the knife from your standing position to take a throw. All done whilst wearing plimsols,cheap plastic shoes or Scholl sandels.

It was known down our way quite simply as 'splits' and there was always arguments of lads using sheath knives compared with those who only had pen knives.  H&S who needed it !!

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Yes we called it splits as well. Doing it with a pen knife did seem a bit inadequate when somebody produced a wacking big Bowie knife!

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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

Yes we called it splits as well. Doing it with a pen knife did seem a bit inadequate when somebody produced a wacking big Bowie knife!

Thats what we called it, When You think of it we did some dangerous things as kids..Our Parents never knew a thing,
One sad story a lad around our way climbed up a electric pylon and was burnt to a cinder, They had to turn off the current to get his body down.
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

A cricket bat would do, or any conveniently-shaped piece of timber.
Cricket? Cricket?? We're talking Scotland here - we never payed cricket... even in Edinburgh!!! satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Jings, Ed! That was actually from WW1.
I'm older than I look - used Camay!!! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by harrysgame View Post


Your not quite correct there mate. The M-51 is both a parka and there is also a M-51 field jacket. The 51 i believe was is attributed to the Korean war. Then there is the M-65 which is Vietnam war issue. The main difference (parkawise) The M-51 has eppilettes and the hood is attatched. It also has a thicker liner which is made(I believe) of lambs wool. The M-65 has an a hood that unbuttons, no eppilettes and the liner is much thinner and is made more like terry towelling.

The field jackets have similar differences.

The M51 / M65 thing was never a Military term, its used by collectors to define the year a certain garment came into issue, So harrysgame is correct it could be both items,

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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post


Do you remember the Knife game where two boys stood opposite each other and took turns in thowing the knife in the ground by the others legs. You had to stretch your foot where the knife dug in  and then it was your turn to throw..so you both ended up doing the splits.The rules were the Knife had to stick in the ground to count and you had to reach the knife from your standing position to take a throw. All done whilst wearing plimsols,cheap plastic shoes or Scholl sandels.
Known as 'split the kipper' in south Manchester... badge of honour/war wound when the blade went through your sand-shoe and just nicked your toes.

Then a thick ear when you got home for ruining another pair at 7/6d a pair!!! happy.gif

And Roy, now i think on, a lad in another mob only had one eye due to a childhood mishap - I'd forgotten about that.

Still, in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. satisfied.gif
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Great stuff corker23.Love the toonz and the Photo.Is that an original 60's pic or revival?We played that knife game as well.Here is another dumb question for you.The "Originals Firm" have posted the songs they liked and danced to (Sugar Sugar was a surprise.It was the biggest selling single of 1969 and one of my favorites in the Bubblegum genre) Question is what was your opinion of The Beatles at that point.Was it too hippie? Or were they beloved by everyone?Thanks

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