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Where were you in the 1970s ?

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jaywhat
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Where were you in the 1970s ?

#1 Post by jaywhat » December 15th, 2010, 5:02 pm

OK I suppose the 60s did exclude some of you, so what about the 70s ?

I was teaching in London and walking away from marriage 1 with my 2 kids and getting into marriage 2 and then by 1974 moving to Ilkley to teach in Leeds. :smile:

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#2 Post by Alan H » December 15th, 2010, 5:13 pm

Going through University for a good bit of the 70s!
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#3 Post by animist » December 15th, 2010, 5:22 pm

recovering from the problems of the '60s - eg getting married and a couple of jobs - and a house right at the end of the decade

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#4 Post by Dave B » December 15th, 2010, 5:57 pm

Leaving the RAF (1972) and entering the lonely world of civilian life. Especially since I got a job as a field service tech for a radio telephone company and spent half the day just driving around before going home to a bed-sitter. Takes a while to get used to the lack of comradeship and common purpose that the forces have more than civvy street.
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#5 Post by anaconda » December 15th, 2010, 7:01 pm

Moved out to Skelmersdale 'new town' as a kid. Many young families did the same in Merseyside, so lots of good memories of mucking around in fields with chums. Every summer seemed to be long and warm. Went from primary school to secondary in 1977, and discovered David Bowie. The rest is just black nail varnish and being confused about girls.
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#6 Post by Fia » December 15th, 2010, 10:00 pm

In 1973 I was asked not to return to school in Sheffield :redface: I needed a job, looked at the fone directory. Advertising sounded interesting - goodness knows why, just far more appealing than accountancy I guess - so wrote a few letters, office juniored and worked my way up. Moved to London, kept grounded by living in the challenging but very rewarding environment of a Housing Co-operative. We even had chickens. It was like uni halls in a way so I had that experience without the study. (which i did the next decade). Frequently weekended in the Netherlands - Friday and Sunday night boats, I had it off to a fine art. Travelled in Europe and by the end of the decade had been to India too.

It was great growing up :D

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#7 Post by Alan C. » December 15th, 2010, 10:10 pm

Fia
It was great growing up :D
Oh so you have then? :smile:

1972 Newcastle city general hospital with severe head injuries following a car crash.

1973 married my lovely wife after a 5 year courtship.

1978 left my first job after 12 years and became a salesman for Rank Hovis McDougal.

1979 is just a blur :)
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#8 Post by Fia » December 15th, 2010, 10:13 pm

Alan C. wrote:
Fia
It was great growing up :D
Oh so you have then? :smile:

Yup, being a woman I have to :wink:

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#9 Post by Alan C. » December 15th, 2010, 10:30 pm

Fia
Yup, being a woman I have had to :wink:
Grammar police strike again (sorry Fia :wink:)

In the words of Errol Brown (and I'm paraphrasing here) "Oh! you sexist thing" :D

Are you insinuating that us men don't grow up?

Well :yahbooh: :moon: I beg to differ. :laughter:
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#10 Post by getreal » December 15th, 2010, 11:23 pm

Now! Now!

Left school, had a really dull job repairing old tapestries (not as interesting as it sounds. I mostly made tea and went to buy wool), went to Inverness to start nursing training, left Inverness after a year (god! was Inverness dull in the 70s??) went to college, met my (future) husband, Saturday nights at the students union, started working with adults with learning disabilities (was not called that then, though), got married, bought a flat (not necessarily in that order) and ended the decade back as a student nurse in Glasgow (much, much better!)

Oh! and liking Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa (what a loss to the world of music he has been), Neil Young (was that 70s?)

and hating Lynyrd Skynyrd (how pretentious was that spelling?) and The Eagles.

Phew! I'm exhausted just thinking about it and need to go for a lie down.
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#11 Post by Nick » December 16th, 2010, 12:29 am

Alan C. wrote: 1979 is just a blur :)
Was that because you were out canvassing for Maggie? :exit:

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#12 Post by Alan H » December 16th, 2010, 12:44 am

Alan C. wrote:1978 left my first job after 12 years and became a salesman for Rank Hovis McDougal.
Did you change jobs for the dough?
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#13 Post by Marian » December 16th, 2010, 1:55 am

In 1970, I would have just turned 3. Don't remember much from that time. By the mid-seventies, I remember living in St. Johns, Newfoundland in a flat that leaked from the ceiling. We used to have buckets everywhere. My best friend was Charlene Button. We lived in the same block of flats until she moved with her family to a house. There was the best rock quarry near the building and we spent hours playing there. We played Kick the Bucket. I lost two glass figurines down a sewer. I remember skiing down the hill at the Gov't buildings and most of all, I remember Cabot Hill where you could see icebergs pretty close. Maybe I was an explorer in a previous life :)
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#14 Post by Dave B » December 16th, 2010, 10:24 am

Alan H wrote:
Alan C. wrote:1978 left my first job after 12 years and became a salesman for Rank Hovis McDougal.
Did you change jobs for the dough?
Well, he almost certainly kneaded it.
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#15 Post by Nick » December 16th, 2010, 10:41 am

Ha Ha.

You guys are on a roll....

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#16 Post by anaconda » December 16th, 2010, 11:23 am

oh please stop now!...thats the yeast you could do
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#17 Post by Alan H » December 16th, 2010, 11:36 am

You guys take the biscuit.
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#18 Post by jaywhat » December 16th, 2010, 11:51 am

I think they are all ill-bred.

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#19 Post by Nick » December 16th, 2010, 11:56 am

...which is a pain.

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#20 Post by Dave B » December 16th, 2010, 1:24 pm

We are certainly using our loaves . . .
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