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  1. Kingstonian

    Kingstonian Senior member

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    Remember it well. Top name sheepskins, like Morland, were made in the West Country around Glastonbury though.

    Another big retailer from that era - but without a radio ad - was Dicky Dirts round Westbourne Park way. They specialised in cut price jeans at a time when denim was going up sharply in cost. Mid seventies post skin era.
     
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    Ha ha i remember Dicky Dirts, it was in Queensway off Westborne Grove,
     
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    Hi Paul, I can thoroughly recommend a book that came out in 2000 & in reprint in 2005t, "A Boy's Story" by Martin King. It's written as an autobiographical novel. King was a skinhead right from day one, as the 60s were closing. He was one of the Chelsea Shed skins in the 70s, eventhough he lived in Mitcham. It's a great read with lots of detail
     
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    Top read, indeed! The detail of the gear worn by Martin and his mates is priceless for those interested in The Look. [​IMG]
     
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    Glorious 69, just get a copy of SKINHEAD CROSS CULTURE, matey. Sab Grey and Jimmy Gestapo are the deffo authority for answering all of your questions! [​IMG]
     
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    As someone who knows Sab personally, this is the funniest thing I've read in a while! :D
     
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    Thinking back , you are right , so what was the jeans shop in Queensway next to Bayswater Station? I lived in Ledbury road from 77 my Ex Wife still lives in the Family home.
     
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    The best book ever written about original Skinheads, Martin is about a year younger than myself, A little Chelsea Shed Boy in 69,Think he was part of the Battersea Mob.
     
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    So far! :D


    Actually I owe everyone an apology. Work on compiling the book has ground to a halt here. I hope to find time to start work on it again soon. Meanwhile Queenie has, I am glad to say, started some of the assistant editorial work on stuff that we have managed to get together so far.
     
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    You youngster! I do not remember exactly what road it was in but I ventured into the nearest pub to it with my brother and sister in law to be. When I mentioned this to my father he told me it was a gay pub. Thinking back there were few women in there; but gay pubs did not have big rainbow signs outside in those days. My father was an old fashioned Irishman who spent five minutes in barbers reading a copy of Gay News before the penny dropped. He had worked in the area so somebody must have tipped him off.
     
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    I got in the Champion with a couple of mates one night, They did not know it was a Gay pub, By the second pint one said is this a Poofs pub fcuking hilarious. :D: :D, The pub has changed its name these days.
     
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    What a giggle! In the early 80s I regularly drank, on Sunday evenings, in the gay pub on the corner of St. Martin's Lane and the cut through between the book shops and theatre that emits onto Charing X Rd. The Marquis of something I think it was called. I'd been going there for a good while with 2 or 3 mates, when one evening in about 84, my mate Tony, a huge fella, newspaper journalist, turns to me and says, "you know this is a queer pub,right?" Me: "eer no, I didn't know that" Tony: "and James, you know I'm gay don't you?" Me: "well, I do now, and it's your round"

    Hilarity ensued! Because all the others in our group knew it was a gay pub and that Tony was gay...so the laughs were on me!
     
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