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Skinheads are British working class, unique to Britain/Ireland, its not all about Boots and Braces, its living the British working class way of life, only the British can understand that


Honest question, why not those from Scotland?  Also, were there ever Skins in Wales during the early days?

 

Thanks 


British includes Scottish, Welsh, English and Northern Irish
 

 

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^ Beat me to it mate biggrin.gif

Roy - still searching for some photos of the elusive Ruperts, found plenty of late 70s/80s and present day Skins wearing them, some mid 70s flared versions but no early 70s pics. I've spoken to a few old lads who don't remember them at all? Prince of Wales certainly but nothing 'brighter' ? Is this another regional thing?
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yes, that is the one thing about this site I think is unique, in that everyone maintains civility and a friendly attitude no matter how seemingly trivial or dumb questions may sound. I like to think of this forum as being informative without being intimidating since anyone reading and contributing to this thread has common ground in an interest in original skinhead style.
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^ Beat me to it mate biggrin.gif
Roy - still searching for some photos of the elusive Ruperts, found plenty of late 70s/80s and present day Skins wearing them, some mid 70s flared versions but no early 70s pics. I've spoken to a few old lads who don't remember them at all? Prince of Wales certainly but nothing 'brighter' ? Is this another regional thing?

Iam not sure if the Ruperts was worn exclusively in London, Harrysgame who gets on here knows a bit more about them.
They had a sort of POW patten, they was very light cotton material, the nearest thing i have seen is those Madras patten golfing trousers that Americans wear.

The ruperts we wore came in three pastel colours, I remember the light grey and light blue, the workmanship was awful and they fell apart fairly quick, They was popular for about the summer of 70 ?

The problem with a photo the may just look like ordinary trousers as the patten was so light.
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Somewhere I've got a photo of myself circa 1973 in the grey/blue POW trousers.

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I with you on that one.

 

Perhaps not 1000% because thats just bad fuckin Maths (yes MATHS not Math!!!!) but agree with you 100% anyway.

 


cant imagine many young people from scotland would go past blackpool in 1970smile.gif
 

 



 

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That's funny............. can't imagine many people from Scotland going on holiday in Margate! I believe that photo is from 1970.


 

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lol, i know ZERO about the vacation habits of 1970s UKers, just kind of ignorantly threw that out there
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Since that pic is most likely after the height of skinhead, i wonder if those kids are from someplace else on holiday at Margate (like Scotland)? Sounds like most of you Londoners were already out of skinhead by 72, but the 60s look was still strong in other parts of UK where it was slower to catch on and lingered longer....?


this pic
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As others have already pointed out from the D reg and the Mk IV Zephyr this photo is post 66 and with the presence of Skinheads it is probably around 1970. However, the registration plates also tell us something else. i.e. that the cars are from England not Scotland. Back then you see, (from 63 to 1983) most Scottish registered vehicles had an S either as the first or second letter of the 3 letter combination.  However, I can tell you from the area code (2nd and 3rd letters in the 3 letter group) that OJ is Birmingham, and I can't see the 3rd letter on the Ford fully but it looks like it might be a D and XD was Luton, (Birmingham and Luton very close to each other) however that doesn't mean the owners at the time of that photo were from there.

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As others have already pointed out from the D reg and the Mk IV Zephyr this photo is post 66 and with the presence of Skinheads it is probably around 1970. However, the registration plates also tell us something else. i.e. that the cars are from England not Scotland. Back then you see, (from 63 to 1983) most Scottish registered vehicles had an S either as the first or second letter of the 3 letter combination.  However, I can tell you from the area code (2nd and 3rd letters in the 3 letter group) that OJ is Birmingham, and I can't see the 3rd letter on the Ford fully but it looks like it might be a D and XD was Luton, (Birmingham and Luton very close to each other) however that doesn't mean the owners at the time of that photo were from there.

Fcuk me James only a Old Bill would know that, Well done that Man, biggrin.gif
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Fcuk me James only a Old Bill would know that, Well done that Man, biggrin.gif

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Fcuk me James only a Old Bill would know that, Well done that Man, biggrin.gif

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Bloody hell,I am tripling what I am saying now!!!!smile.gif
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As others have already pointed out from the D reg and the Mk IV Zephyr this photo is post 66 and with the presence of Skinheads it is probably around 1970. However, the registration plates also tell us something else. i.e. that the cars are from England not Scotland. Back then you see, (from 63 to 1983) most Scottish registered vehicles had an S either as the first or second letter of the 3 letter combination.  However, I can tell you from the area code (2nd and 3rd letters in the 3 letter group) that OJ is Birmingham, and I can't see the 3rd letter on the Ford fully but it looks like it might be a D and XD was Luton, (Birmingham and Luton very close to each other) however that doesn't mean the owners at the time of that photo were from there.

Fcuk me James only a Old Bill would know that, Well done that Man, biggrin.gif


Indeed, thanks. I didn't spend a week at the Met Police Autocrimes Unit in Chalk Farm in the mid-80s doing an Autocrimes course for nothing mate. Learning area codes, dating vehicle glass from the date dots hidden in manufacturers' names on the glass, even dating electrical wires, learning country of manufacture from VIN plate codes, identifying ringers, cut & shuts and so on, even able to date and identify headlamp glass.

 

Here's a bit of autocrime trivia for you, if you've got a Ford or an Opel lift the bonnet and have a look at the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Plate, if it's painted the car was built in Germany, if it's unpainted it was built in the UK. That said the letters will tell you anyway WA to WO are German codes. SA to SM are UK codes. Japanese cars JA to JO.   

 

Funnily enough I was going to mention my autocrimes training  when I wrote that response but you sussed me anyway Roy!


Edited by London Rudeboy - 2/17/12 at 1:42pm
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As others have already pointed out from the D reg and the Mk IV Zephyr this photo is post 66 and with the presence of Skinheads it is probably around 1970. However, the registration plates also tell us something else. i.e. that the cars are from England not Scotland. Back then you see, (from 63 to 1983) most Scottish registered vehicles had an S either as the first or second letter of the 3 letter combination.  However, I can tell you from the area code (2nd and 3rd letters in the 3 letter group) that OJ is Birmingham, and I can't see the 3rd letter on the Ford fully but it looks like it might be a D and XD was Luton, (Birmingham and Luton very close to each other) however that doesn't mean the owners at the time of that photo were from there.

This is such a nice pic, The two girls with the skinhead haircuts are spot on, Also the lad with his boot on the other lads head is older... and one of the drivers of the vehicle ? such a innocent photo of what for me seems such a long time ago, it was my time,
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Yes, absolutely, a great photo. 

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Bloody hell,I am tripling what I am saying now!!!!smile.gif


That might be the triple wood, triple distilled Bushmills making you do that! smile.gif
 

 

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