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Thinking about that practice now (the removal of boots) , it sounds like a breach of human rights . What authority did the police have to do that. .
I think that, when they could be bothered, the usual excuse was that they were 'offensive weapons'
 

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They might have had their boots confiscated at the station (looks like a seaside pic) and had to buy some cheap footwear at short notice in the town.
1] I was refused entry to Dreamland in Margate because I had boots on. I went to a local beach shop and bought a pair of flip-flops, and carried my boots in a poly bag. It didn't worry me one bit, and it didn't worry my girlfriend.

2] It occurs to me that a couple of years previously, in Blackpool, some lads occasionally wore Scholls. But it wasn't a major thing by any means.
 

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Thinking about that practice now (the removal of boots) , it sounds like a breach of human rights . What authority did the police have to do that. .
Back in those days the police could pretty much do what they wanted, and sod your human rights. If you objected they'd get you on something else, something petty like 'threatening behaviour' or some such.

I remember on a trip to London in 67, I tagged on the end of an anti-Vietnam-War march and had a Met peeler treading on my heels all the way, daring me to react.
 

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The Met was bloody awful back then. The Special Patrol Group was full of blokes like Billyboy, Dim and Constable Savage, and the corruption at the Vice and Flying Squads made Serpico look like Heartbeat.
 

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Back in those days the police could pretty much do what they wanted, and sod your human rights. If you objected they'd get you on something else, something petty like 'threatening behaviour' or some such.

I remember on a trip to London in 67, I tagged on the end of an anti-Vietnam-War march and had a Met peeler treading on my heels all the way, daring me to react.
I recall a trip to Yarmouth with some lads and lassies from Notts. There was a small group about 50yds behind us and as l looked around one of the lads had stopped to tie his laces.
We kept walking but a guy in our group shouted because the lad who had stopped to tie his laces got lifted by cops in a van , his girl was lucky to not go with him for protesting his innocence. .
 

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1] I was refused entry to Dreamland in Margate because I had boots on. I went to a local beach shop and bought a pair of flip-flops, and carried my boots in a poly bag. It didn't worry me one bit, and it didn't worry my girlfriend.

2] It occurs to me that a couple of years previously, in Blackpool, some lads occasionally wore Scholls. But it wasn't a major thing by any means.
I went to a Chelsea match with a mate back in 82. Police made me take laces out of boots.
On the way to a gig we all got arrested off the train. Copper said take yer fakkin boots off. I huffed and puffed a bit and he said “don’t fakkin huff me curly!”
 

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Got these prest trousers for £10/$12.50 :

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100% cotton and made by Modshopping, which I think is based in Thailand.
Hopefully they're better quality than Relco/Warrior, but for a tenner I'm not expecting too much on the quality front. Worth a punt though, and they do seem to have a decent rise.
 

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A few interesting pics here taken at the now legendary Scene club circa 1964.View attachment 1194937
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Pic 1 membership card

Pic 2 lad wearing monkey/surfer jacket

Pic 3 lass doing the block and lad in the cycling top is Mickey Tenner a regular dancer on Ready Steady Go.

Pic 4 interior shot with the Animals on the stage
Facsimile of the 'P' shirt for sale
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Quite a few other interesting tees and sweatshirt from the seller.
 

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Got these prest trousers for £10/$12.50 :

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100% cotton and made by Modshopping, which I think is based in Thailand.
Hopefully they're better quality than Relco/Warrior, but for a tenner I'm not expecting too much on the quality front. Worth a punt though, and they do seem to have a decent rise.
I have an occasional butchers at their site @Inkss but have never pulled the trigger on anything. Hard to tell the quality of their tackle. I’ve seen those sta pressts and was always a bit puzzled that they were 100 percent cotton - so sta presst or chino? Worth a punt for a tenner like.
 

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