Apologies for abusing the thread for a private request. I'm strongly considering moving from London to Manchester, seeing as living in London is no longer feasible below a certain wage bracket, and I'd kind of like to raise kids some time. Manchester ain't London, but I hear it still resembles civilisation
If you're from the Greater Manchester area and still have any links to the local skinhead/soul/reggae scenes, however tenuous, could you PM me with pointers? Vintage clobber store recommendations also much appreciated.
Furthermore, if you could point me to sources where I can read up on local bootboy history, read anecdotes from 'back in the day', and see some old photos of Manc skinheads, that'd be great.
In fact, I used the Styleforum search engine, but pictures of Mancunian originals seem to be far and few between. Smoothies and bootboys? Yes. Twisted Wheel and northern soul? Ditto. Skins from up north generally? Check. But no pictures of Manc skins from 1968-70.
I want to develop a hunger for that place, and being aware of local history plays a big role for me.
Edited by Bela Kun - 8/24/16 at 2:04am