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I think that tradition persisted into the revival era. I can remember Tom Mc666 citing 'The Beacontree' and 'The Archway' in reference to 1977 mobs. Maybe just a London thing, though?

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Looking back through the thread and (now) trying to assemble material into book form, I have been struck by something that I had forgotten but that really stands out. It's how in London we used to refer to mobs by the definite article and the place name, and that's it - 'The Kilburn', for example.

That's where they got "We're the Weetabix" from. biggrin.gif

Around my way people liked to say 'We're in wit the Sarfend (Southend)'. Even though that was just wishful thinking, as the Southend crew were very exclusive.

 

Most major towns in south Essex had a crew of some sort but the Southend crew were perceived as well 'ard by others.

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Continuing to collate the book.

I have found in my notes contributions from the following, who seem to have been around 'back in the day'. I need confirmation from them that they were, and details of their names. I'm posting this appeal here, but will also send PMs (with the proviso that I'm STILL not getting alerts!):

Circustavern777 (Alan? Would have been about 14 in 1969, which is okay.)

Pressure Drop (Chris?)

Gringo.
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Pressure Drop is Chris Brown.(author of 'Booted & Suited) He has his own facebook site.

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Pressure Drop is Chris Brown.(author of 'Booted & Suited) He has his own facebook site.

That rings a bell. Thanks Bryan.
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Hey, fantastic forum chaps. Some great info and photos on here.

 

All the best

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Welcome @essexgeeza - some of us are in Essex.  Do you live in the county?

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Hey, fantastic forum chaps. Some great info and photos on here.

All the best
Are you the young guy - no, I'm not Savile's son butbut.gif - I met in the boozer in Manchester on Sunday night?
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Thanks Mr. Knightlely. Originally from Poplar but raised in Romford, living overseas now. Born in 64 so too young for the original scene but I enjoyed the second time round for a year or so in 79/ 80. Only problem for me is, now that I can afford 3.5 meters of quality tonic mohair, the proper stuff is seldom up for grabs....
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Now then, now then, now then......haha no mate.
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Now then, now then, now then......haha no mate.
Okay, here - have a Fixit badge! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I think this photo is iconic. The Chelsea Shed chaps,1970.
As per my bit of research:
Left to right: Barry James, Colin Bickers, Andy Gallagher, Danny "Eccles" Harkin, Graham Smith, Terry Daley, "Bubbles", Danny Shea.
Sharpest looking firm since Yul Brynner asked Steve McQueen and the fellas if they fancied a ride down to Mexico for some nachos, IMO.

Tut, can't add the photo for some reason, but I'm referring to the old black and white shot of the lads lined up on Fulham Road in 1970 that's already on this forum.

Would the third bloke from the left in the Crombie have been considered as a suede head or a smoothie back in the day?
Edited by essexgeeza - 8/14/16 at 2:00am
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They were also older than most in the scene and presumably able to afford top end clobber.
Hawkins by my reckoning would have been 21 there
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Originally Posted by essexgeeza View Post

I think this photo is iconic. The Chelsea Shed chaps,1970.
As per my bit of research:
Left to right: Barry James, Colin Bickers, Andy Gallagher, Danny "Eccles" Harkin, Graham Smith, Terry Daley, "Bubbles", Danny Shea.
Sharpest looking firm since Yul Brynner asked Steve McQueen and the fellas if they fancied a ride down to Mexico for some nachos, IMO.

Tut, can't add the photo for some reason, but I'm referring to the old black and white shot of the lads lined up on Fulham Road in 1970 that's already on this forum.

Would the third bloke from the left in the Crombie have been considered as a suede head or a smoothie back in the day?
please forgive if this question has been asked before,but are the lads still knocking about ?
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please forgive if this question has been asked before,but are the lads still knocking about ?

The main man 'eccles ' certainly is still goes over the Bridge  . The word is hes a self made millionaire .

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