Sep 19, 2016 - Explore Denise Collinsworth's board "memories if growing up in the 60's and 70's", followed by 2096 people on Pinterest. It was a lounge and smelled deliciously of wax polish and brass. Balaclavas. Indoor washing lines, usually in the kitchen, with mother's bloomers hanging above your head whilst you tucked into your toasted Wonderloaf with Heinz 57 Baked Beans. This entailed me walking a few more blocks to school – a sure sign that I was growing up! It seems strange to think that when I was born in 1948 that hardly anyone had a … The floor was covered only in a wood-effect linoleum, there was no heating apart from a coal fire or a very unsafe and smelly oil stove. The youth club was a great place to listen to the latest records, eat Mars Bars, drink Tizer and try and chat up girls. 1,811 talking about this. Trips with my granddad on the bus to Sheffield usually culminated in a plate of tripe and vinegar at the markets near the bus depot – A glamorous life it were, on t’ buses! Most children had a sibling or two in the family. With the exception of two World Wars when women were given jobs to keep the home fires burning and manufacturing various things to ensure victory was at hand, the role of the housewife had not changed much in an enormous amounts of decades; they were the little lady at home whose almost sole … ee bah gum! The company ceased trading in the 1970s. Like fashion, food falls in and out of style. Growing Up In Ilford - a Memory of Ilford. Only love can conquer hate. At school sports days I developed into an accomplished long-distance runner, eventually competing regularly in cross-country races. We had a small railway station about a mile away (until Beeching) and a taxi to carry us to school. . But in 1960, my family moved from a small farm in a small village in the Llyn Peninsula to the very isolated setting not far from the town of Cricieth. Back when kids of the '50s and '60s were growing up, family dinners meant these dishes were front and center at … One year I actually scored a starring role as one of the three wise men but swapped it due to stage fright for the role of ‘Pedro, from Mexico’ (Don’t ask . While I was in Infants school, a firm of builders called “Wimpey” completely ruined the view from my bedroom window by bulldozing the orchard I used to play in behind our back garden and building a bloody great big estate. No microwave ovens, no cable tv, no video games, we had three flavors of ice cream, vanilla chocolate and strawberry. The snow was there from the end of December until March. Warm and fashionable and comfortable AF. At the end of school each day we would place our chairs up on the desks and say our prayers (“Hands together, eyes closed”). All rights reserved. The area used to be a thriving coal mining district as it is close to Sheffield, the steel making capital of England. Both my granddad and my dad used to drive buses for Dearneways (a local bus company around the Dearne Valley) and in the school holidays, I would spend whole days travelling on the buses with them. That’s just one of the reasons growing up in the 90s — whether you were a teenager or a young kid — was the best time to grow up. For a bit of fun can members post a picture of themselves in the musical trend of your time, So if you were a rocker or teddy boy, Northern soul, or mod.punk, glam rock or part of the BCR s tartan army. At a young age we were taught how to "set" the coal fire on our return from school... if we needed hot water before this was done then the kettle was used! This was a time when housing was changing fast and new towns were being built for people moving from the inner city slums. No-one ever locked their doors even when out. We also had a garden for the first time. "; How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire, Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit, How elephants helped to shape human history, by David Cannadine, Justin Webb on America's love affair with progress. I still remember bathing in a tin bath in front of the fire. Most Popular Now | 56,514 people are reading stories on the site right now. My 60's pages are a collection of memories, thoughts, with some original art and graphics and a spattering of my own personal photos. In September 1973 I crossed Festival Road and started at the “big school”. More often than not, I would wake up with frost on the inside of bedroom window! Many of our fountain pens became communicators when we were running round playing spies. I mean, flannel was a way of life. I did and my dad wasn’t too happy about me having my long hair cut! The pre-fab was incredibly modern. But for many of you, your clearest memories are about life at home. By Me (Growing Up in the ‘60s. The odd legacy came from America or the UK but such things were usually kept quiet and not talked about – even though everybody knew somehow. . Often the trips were to the collieries with the miners which I loved because I was allowed to wear a big leather satchel and collect the fares (a threepenny bit to Wath Main if memory serves). Although I was born in nearby Bolton-On-Dearne, from 1961 until 1974 I lived with my family in Chapel Street in a terrace house (the middle one of three). I had to give my mother $1.50 (for my keep). My memories of growing up in the late 50s early 60s were the old tin bath, it seems incredible that not many homes had bathrooms or inside toilets for that matter. .). The guide books will tell you that the A1(M), M18 and M1 motorways are readily accessible and that people in South Yorkshire are noted for their friendliness. For ten years before and 30 years after, photographer Archie Lieberman followed the lives of one community – Scales Mound, Illinois, population 399 in 1965 – and especially one family – the Bill Hammer, Sr., family. Only peace can conquer violence. The picture below shows their fleet of coaches lined up in their yard on 17 February 1963. Brian Nelson, Sheffield, I was 7 in 1960s so the 60s are my school years. Winter seemed much colder back in the Sixties, and my sister and I would often slip and slide our way up Park Road to school on the ice and in thick slush and snow. I agree Carden Hill was a nightmare when it was snowing! We got so cold that if we had been out of bed playing even huddling under the covers failed to warm us. Flannels were fashion staples. didn't always seem so far-fetched. A very clear memory is the winter of 1962/63. Growing up black: Dennis Morris's portrait of the 70s The photographer's pictures of black Britons during the 60s and 70s capture a period of seismic change that we can only really understand now . Secretly Thinking Hippie Style Was Cool. My cousins came over from Northern Ireland, and they stayed with us whilst their house was being built. These wore out quite quickly. Phillipsons operated for many years out of Goldthorpe carrying generations of local travellers to the coast and country, as well as operating regular local services. 271K likes. Growing up with the Beatles. I loved painting and playing Thunderbirds in the sandpit. It was then cut up into slabs. Wrestling on TV on Saturday afternoons. My father worked as a bricklayer for a local building firm called Tabors (who operated out of West Melton and had a great old cream coloured lorry which fascinated me when I was a kid). The School Broadcasting Council for the United Kingdom had been set up in 1947 and the wireless or radio played a great part in the education of school children in the 1960s. The pubs with sawdust on their floors were close to death. on Pinterest. © Copyright 2021 Nostalgia Central. Everything was relatively new; a post war council house heated by a district boilerhouse, a brand new primary school, a shared-line telephone, a TV fed by tanners!, even a new prime minister replacing a right set of fossils, pop music, decent football, the space race. Growing up in U.K. in the 50s/60s. Dad occasionally drove coaches for another (Huddersfield-based) company called Hanson who had four buses based at Bolton, operating out of a farmyard near the railway station. Motor bike scrambling on Sunday dinner times. I preferred marbles and conkers though, great sports for playtime in the playground where we would huddle with chapped lips and runny noses in Autumn. 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