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Where were you in the 1960s ?

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jaywhat
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Where were you in the 1960s ?

#1 Post by jaywhat » December 11th, 2010, 9:38 am

Dave B said (in Interview the Person Below You thread)-
Perhaps the strangest flight I took (in the RAF) was my first ever, sitting in the crew rest seats (the RAF book every seat when they charter a civvy aircraft) playing poker with the other three and rocking and feeding a baby that kept crying and disturbing the families in the main cabin. I was 18 and a week and on my way to Cyprus, just in time for the natives to start playing silly buggers again. 1963. Blimey - I feel old!

In 1963 I was in my second year teaching in London and thinking of going abroad to earn a bit more. It was the coldest iciest winter for yonks (as some of you have said) and the little cottage (in Stevenage) had a frozen solid outside toilet (no bathroom) and baby number 2 (Sue)was on the way (August).

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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#2 Post by Alan C. » December 11th, 2010, 4:37 pm

1962 till 1966 I attended what was probably the worst "secondary school" in England.

I started my first job the same week England won the world cup, and stayed in that job (upholstery) for 12 years.
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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#3 Post by Val » December 11th, 2010, 6:15 pm

Early 60's I was in the RAF until I was caught "double bunking", the colloquial name for lesbians sharing a bed. There was no official name for it, they did not want to acknowledge the existence of the likes of me and my kind. Medically discharged as unfit for Royal Air Force service. The story of what happened next is something I use in the Highland Rainbow Folk presentation. This is a group sponsored by Age Scotland which aims to raise awareness of the problems faced by older Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgendered people. If anyone is interested in hearing about the group please p.m. me and I will start a new topic.

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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#4 Post by Alan H » December 11th, 2010, 8:44 pm

1963: Age 8 - moved from Coatdyke (just outside Glasgow) to Burntisland in Fife.
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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#5 Post by Nick » December 11th, 2010, 8:51 pm

Can't remember..... :D

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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#6 Post by Alan H » December 11th, 2010, 8:52 pm

:hilarity:
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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#7 Post by getreal » December 11th, 2010, 9:07 pm

At primary school. Primary 3 if I remember correctly. I hated school.
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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#8 Post by Ken H » December 11th, 2010, 9:33 pm

A couple of years spent in the US navy on board an aircraft carrier. Then on to college, paid for mostly by the G.I. bill. Good times for the most part.
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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#9 Post by Lord Muck oGentry » December 12th, 2010, 1:43 am

I was loafin'. Can't start too early, my view.
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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#10 Post by animist » December 12th, 2010, 9:10 am

Lord Muck oGentry wrote:I was loafin'. Can't start too early, my view.
where did you get the bread?

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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#11 Post by Dave B » December 12th, 2010, 12:33 pm

animist wrote:
Lord Muck oGentry wrote:I was loafin'. Can't start too early, my view.
where did you get the bread?
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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#12 Post by Alan H » December 12th, 2010, 12:47 pm

:pointlaugh: Doh!
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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#13 Post by ludite » December 12th, 2010, 5:00 pm

secondary school 66 to71 it was the kind of school that only did 2 0 level courses unarmed combat and bed language

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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#14 Post by Vicky » December 12th, 2010, 6:51 pm

Started secondary school in 1960. In 1967 went to Edge Hill College of Education in Ormskirk, Lancs to do my teacher training.

In about 1964 we were very excited by the arrival of Radio Caroline North, which sailed up the Irish Sea and anchored off Ramsey.

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#15 Post by jamesjones950 » December 12th, 2010, 10:01 pm

January 1963 started with the West Riding Constabulary (now West Yorkshire Police) as PC1142. Served until 1967. Joined the Yorkshire force as a means of getting away from my unspeakable family in the Wirral, Cheshire.

Best of the '60s? The Beatles and the Stones.

Worst? The LE Velocette motorbike they made me ride. So incredibly unstable and hopeless in the hills around Sowerby Bridge. So undignified for a policeman to be seen falling off.

Oh, and the lethally bad handling of Ford Zephyr police cars.......frightening.
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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#16 Post by jaywhat » December 13th, 2010, 6:15 am

Sowerby Bridge, jj! Know it well; had never heard of it then! :smile:

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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#17 Post by animist » December 13th, 2010, 10:02 am

ludite wrote:secondary school 66 to71 it was the kind of school that only did 2 0 level courses unarmed combat and bed language
did you mean "bad" or "bed"? Other thing is that I notice three at least of you were in confrontational jobs like police or armed forces - were you humanists at the time? Had it been invented?

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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#18 Post by ludite » December 13th, 2010, 11:34 am

Definitely bad, bed was only for sleeping in then couldn't afford a girl friend they were an expensive luxury(must remember to type carefully and use spell checker )

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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#19 Post by Dave B » December 13th, 2010, 5:25 pm

Worst? The LE Velocette motorbike they made me ride. So incredibly unstable and hopeless in the hills around Sowerby Bridge.
Agreed, jj, Vespas were far superior, used to do wheelies on my mate's (much to his consternation!)

I liked the old Velocette though - dunno why, nothing special just looked like a bike that did a job.Image
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Re: Where were you in the 1960s ?

#20 Post by Nick » December 13th, 2010, 5:33 pm

Wait a minute...

*Thinks hard*

It's coming back.....

*Mists begin to clear*

In April 1968, I celebrated my 10th birthday in Paris. Mummy and Daddy gave me a flyover for my electic car track. How cool was that!?!

A month later, Paris was in chaos.


Nothing to do with me, guv!


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*mists descend again*

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