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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. browniecj

    browniecj Well-Known Member

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    I used to go Lakenham ,to do business with the Chef on the Base.Once you were inside the Gates it was a slice of America.Mind you,the Armed Guard on the Gate was nervous so that made me a bit as well !!
     
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    The Clubs would open about 10ish and there would be a Queue to get in.
     
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    Good post , brownie . .[​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, sure was, cheers!
     
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    A Footnote to the "Flamingo" Story.There was a Stabbing in the Club so the American Commanders put a ban on all American Service Personnel from going there.I knew it was something like that but could not quite remember why.This eventually became widespread throughout the West End.
     
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  6. MartinP

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    [​IMG]This is amazing, this photo was from 1969 and taken in Bedford not far from "Burtons", i am in it, the gangley lad in the rear of the photo, long time ago little paddy in the front with the tie, other faces so familiar but cant quite remember, any help would be appreciated. i have found others from this era on the net, happy days etc etc.
     
  7. browniecj

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    Welcome to the Forum MartinP,good start.If I remember correctly,just down the Road from where you were standing,there was a West Indian Club.Went there a couple of times to see Mates Dj - quite a few years later than the Photo.
     
  8. MartinP

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    Can't recall the club you mention, i left bedford 1974 ish, had a good time there, it was mad mad times. still here to tell the tale though !!!!
     
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    There was a trend for wearing GI apparel in the 70s. I recall. Greeny brown military shirts with epaulettes and pips. As kids we wore them in 77, adult fashion probably a year earlier- sometimes worn with tie tucked in shirt. I've got a hunch that Brian Ferry pioneered the look
     
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    There was a Flip Store in Curtain Road,where you could some buy amazing Clobber cheap.There was a "Swing" Fashion Scene going on - see videos of early Goldmine, Canvey Island. :)
     
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    It was much later than that.There are a lot of us about still.......:)
     
  12. MartinP

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    good to hear it, still having fun i hope. i wonder if any of my mates are still around ?
     
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    We've seen the pic before, so it's nice to hear from someone in it! Considering it's a pic of 'Clangers', the styles almost seem stereotypically 'northern' to some of us.
     
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    Anyone of Italian descent in the photo? There's was/ is a lot of spaghetti twirlers in Bedford, many engaged in brick production- some of my relations included
     
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    Yes there was a lot of Italians in Bedford, many 1st generation employed at London Brick, i had a few Italian friends (2nd generation), none in previous photo but some in photo below

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    Double Denim, Turn Ups, Parka's, Creases in Jeans, Suit Jackets/Jeans Combo's..... - The Northern Contingency

    Excellent Pics.
     
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    Indeed. .

    there is even a guy wearing a field/combat jacket in one of the pics. .
     
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  19. morganswallow

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    hi,
    The Royals Gibsons came in black brown and ox blood, as did brogues ,plain capps and loafers. We preferred the Ivy shop ones for some reason,but they were more expensive.
    I preferred the Gibsons. but your stitching on the toes looks a bit on the flat side.i remember the toe a bit like a loafer.
    I believe Frank Wright Brought out Royals,we used to polish our ox bloods with black polish to give a 2 tone effect, i would love to get my hands on a pair of new Gibsons.
     
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