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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

I'm a Bristol Rovers fans and our end was the 'Tote End':
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Go away for two days and it takes me all night to catch up! Great stuff.
Had a good chat with Roy (and many others) at Southend on Saturday - good crack.
Coatsy from Bristol joined in and your book got mentioned a lot, Chris.
Margate's a good weekend. Not missed one yet. Lots of rare 45s being played downstairs for the serious reggae fans and plenty of old style skinheads chatting and drinking. Hardly a bad way to spend a weekend!
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Roy wrote.

Yes it was a great night Buttons, Brilliant chat...it was great to see Coatsy and Pike from Bristol, we must of spent a couple of hours standing outside in the cold talking shop, smile.gif
Booted and Suited by Chris is a must read for anyone interested in 60s/70s Teenage social history.

Looking forward to York. smile.gif
post #7097 of 18710
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Originally Posted by ek77 View Post

Skinheads in Coventry shopping precinct. 4th October 1969
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another pic of the same bunch...

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The thin sleeveless Cardigan is all but forgotten today.Only the chunky Cardigan is remembered as Skinhead wear.I used to have 4 of them,back then-Navy,Beige,Burgundy and Black.They would look smart with a pair of Strides,as well.
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Round collar sweater with braces on top? Odd look.

post #7100 of 18710
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Originally Posted by Pressure_Drop View Post

Ha! Ha! No sorry mate - I'm from the West, as in West of England, Bristol (although my grandad was from the East End of London). Those photos are of young Bristol City fans and their 'end' at Ashton Gate was known as the East End, so yep they were East End Boot Boys but not in the Laaaaandahn sense, sorry for the confusion. I'm a Bristol Rovers fans and our end was the 'Tote End':
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That's actually Eastville, the Rovers ground, rather than Ashton Gate. The numbers on the stand roof are the tote clocks used for the dog racing there, hence "Tote End". The dog track is also visible in that photo as well.

Eastville Stadium.
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Note the gasometers in the background. Hence The Gas and Gas Heads nicknames.

Site looks more like this these days though...
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post #7101 of 18710
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Originally Posted by circustavern777 View Post




were they pepe jeans and brutus did em with patterns and box weave on the back pockets

Spot on Alan yes Pepe? or Brutus, I think Pepe jeans came later... If i remember correctly Brushed denim was all the rage at the time.
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Originally Posted by Yankee View Post

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Round collar sweater with braces on top? Odd look.

Don't think it is braces actually - I think it's the design on the sweater.
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Looking back at the originals.. the way we ended up, looking like the hippies that we despised, I got into Heavy Rock, never had much time for Glam except Bowie.
But you know what.. we may have looked like hippies but inside we was still Skinheads. biggrin.gif

Exactly what Bowie alluded to:

"Now Lucy looks sweet cause he dresses like a queen
But he can kick like a mule it's a real mean team."

Me, I got all funked up and boogied on down....
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yes mate it does stay with you, i wouldnt think twice of going on a site about the glam rock days, although we had the krac, it wernt like the skin days  i remember when we would go into other skin manors, i was going out with a bird that lived in mile end and they were notorius for causing major ag, i used to go on the underground,  and there would be always 20 skins standing outside mile end tube, sometimes i would get of at whitechapel just in case . i got plenty of screws, but no bov,er what a word BOV,ER BOYS  aint heard that for years. May be cos the birds brother was one of there top boys i got a pass. I WISH ALL YOU SKINS A HAPPY BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY probaly a bit quiter than some LOL

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Originally Posted by Pressure_Drop View Post


Don't think it is braces actually - I think it's the design on the sweater.


They seem to look like theyre pressing into the shoulders a little, so could be braces.

 

Great Picture None the Less.

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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

The thin sleeveless Cardigan is all but forgotten today.Only the chunky Cardigan is remembered as Skinhead wear.I used to have 4 of them,back then-Navy,Beige,Burgundy and Black.They would look smart with a pair of Strides,as well.


I LIKED a sleevless cardi,  also i cant remember what we called the v neck sleevless jumper, perhaps there wernt a name, what make were there

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Trouble was always around the corner..and you would be taking a chance going into other areas, in saying that if you got invited you would be made welcome, for all the aggro.. skinheads liked to make friends, I was at Highfields Holiday camp Clacton in 70 meet Two Sisters and their Brother .. from Poplar, The older Sister Mary May , She worked in the Bricklayers or Builders Arms ? Stepney, We walked in there one Saturday night, People giving us the once over, Next Mary shouted out alright Roy..and that was it......we drank over The Mile End road for years after that..never saw one fight. great people and smart as fcuk.smile.gif
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thats 100 per cent mate i can remember desmond dekker playing at a club over that manor called the A TRAIN,,  you remember top of the bethnal green rd  a shop called gottleibs did all the clobber i think there may have been another mens clothing store called davis . i can remember up on the wall a giant pair of levis sposed to be the biggest pair in the world  can you remember them shops called TAKE SIX.  the mens cloths shop in the day had fantastic window displays compared to now    GRANDITERS in ilford high rd , loaded with all different styles of shoes from smooths  , brouges  box weave ect

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Originally Posted by circustavern777 View Post

thats 100 per cent mate i can remember desmond dekker playing at a club over that manor called the A TRAIN,,  you remember top of the bethnal green rd  a shop called gottleibs did all the clobber i think there may have been another mens clothing store called davis . i can remember up on the wall a giant pair of levis sposed to be the biggest pair in the world  can you remember them shops called TAKE SIX.  the mens cloths shop in the day had fantastic window displays compared to now    GRANDITERS in ilford high rd , loaded with all different styles of shoes from smooths  , brouges  box weave ect

And in East Ham as well A.Used to go there and get a lot of Clothes.There was another small Shop in Upton Park(nearly opposite Tescos.) in Green Street..If you looked about there were ones that were tucked away.That`s what made it interesting.

Never had problems in Mile End-later,during the late 70s,used to run Soul Dos there-the Old Globe etc.,still no problems.Used to have People drive into the East End from outside London,but when I asked some People from West London why they did not come-the excuse was the reputation of the Krays made them think twice about coming to the area.
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

And in East Ham as well A.Used to go there and get a lot of Clothes.There was another small Shop in Upton Park(nearly opposite Tescos.) in Green Street..If you looked about there were ones that were tucked away.That`s what made it interesting.
Never had problems in Mile End-later,during the late 70s,used to run Soul Dos there-the Old Globe etc.,still no problems.Used to have People drive into the East End from outside London,but when I asked some People from West London why they did not come-the excuse was the reputation of the Krays made them think twice about coming to the area.

Yep i remember the chain of shops Take Six they use to do some nice stuff.

Well we West Londoners had no worries about going over to the East End, we would get off at Whitechapel, over the road for a couple in the Hospital Tavern, then onto the Black Bear, The Blind Begger was of no interest to us ,[ no music in there] we would also get in the Old Globe and the New Globe.
We would also venture right out to the Room at the Top.. and the Palais Ilford. another place was the Lion and Keys Stratford.

We went fcuking everywhere.biggrin.gif
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