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Where were you in the 1970s ?

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Dave B
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

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

Latest post of the previous page:

We are certainly using our loaves . . .
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#22 Post by Alan C. » December 16th, 2010, 1:51 pm

I was always my mothers pride and I was exceedingly good at the job.
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#23 Post by Vicky » December 16th, 2010, 8:47 pm

Where are you guys getting all these half-baked ideas?

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#24 Post by ludite » December 16th, 2010, 8:58 pm

I have spent part of the day baking bread not ideas. The 70s left school in 71 found finding work difficult so went from short term job to training scheme to dole and back again several times. When I was working I spent all my spare time out in the lake district fells Yorkshire dales or the moors of Lancashire. Plus drunk a lot of beer

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#25 Post by Alan C. » December 16th, 2010, 9:16 pm

ludite
When I was working I spent all my spare time out in the lake district fells
Ha! I wouldn't be surprised if we've met, I spent every weekend through the 70s, 80s, and 90s on the lake district fells (while living in Whitehaven)
I would be the one with two or three [[well behaved] dogs not on leads and the grudging wife 10 paces behind.
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#26 Post by seyorni » December 16th, 2010, 9:34 pm

Left Uni. Joined commune. Several assorted jobs. To Switzerland working in hotels. To France doing same. Back to States/commune. More jobs. Back to Uni.

Busy decade.

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#27 Post by eoinrob » December 17th, 2010, 1:00 pm

Working in Germany,Paris and Liverpool took up all the seventies-and some of the eighties :smile: !

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#28 Post by jaywhat » January 7th, 2011, 9:38 am

jaywhat wrote: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:
Thought I'd drag this thread back up. Why not?

Thinking what I was doing then, I realise that I spent most of my 25 teaching years commuting - first from Stevenage to Stoke Newington (north London) and then from Ilkley to Leeds. What a dreadful waste of money and time and effort; what stupidity!

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#29 Post by animist » January 7th, 2011, 10:01 am

jaywhat wrote:
jaywhat wrote: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:
Thought I'd drag this thread back up. Why not?

Thinking what I was doing then, I realise that I spent most of my 25 teaching years commuting - first from Stevenage to Stoke Newington (north London) and then from Ilkley to Leeds. What a dreadful waste of money and time and effort; what stupidity!
very negative, Jaywhat, you are anything but stupid and are a great raconteur of the quotidian - what was your alternative to this commuting? I remember a lecturer (in 1970, so it's relevant) who said that he loved to read while going round the London underground system, and I have often found it easier to read while commuting than at home - too many distractions in the latter, or maybe it is the semi-hypnotic experience of being transported by external powers that makes it easy to switch off anything but the book.

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#30 Post by jaywhat » January 7th, 2011, 10:06 am

You are very kind, animist, but one's actions (we are told in another thread somewhere!) may be stupid even if one is not per se a stupid person.

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#31 Post by animist » January 7th, 2011, 10:38 am

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

Yup, being a woman I have to :wink:
Alan C. wrote:Well :yahbooh: :moon: I beg to differ. :laughter:
seeing this again, with all the gestures, makes me think it is a self-refuting statement! (I'm male too, Alan! Bang bang, I got you, you're dead!)

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#32 Post by jamesjones950 » January 7th, 2011, 9:32 pm

Hunh?
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#33 Post by Dave B » January 7th, 2011, 10:10 pm

jamesjones950 wrote:Hunh?
Have you regressed to adolescence, jj?
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#34 Post by thundril » January 17th, 2011, 2:03 pm

Toddled about the UK and Erope, working (construction, demolition, crop-picking). Got into some (fairly heavy) anti-fascist stuff.
Entered 1980 in a bed-sit in Leeds, trying to write a novel, which turned out to be the usual thirty-something-bloke's self-indulgent 'gritty Northern' tale. Binned it circa 1982..

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#35 Post by Zenferno » August 3rd, 2011, 1:54 am

I was all over the place in the 70's (as mostly inorganic matter).

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#36 Post by Tetenterre » August 3rd, 2011, 9:59 am

Started the '70s in Rhodesia working as a telecomms engineer (installing radio repeater kit in remote areas), playing blues guitar in clubs frequented mainly by those with more skin pigment than I, wrote subversive stuff for an underground rag (Moto), got arrested -- and released. Escaped to London at the end of '71, did various jobs in industry and agriculture, met up with some old Rhodie mates to form a blues/boogie band (only one of us - not I, the vocalist/harp-boy - stuck at it and made a living from it), saw loads of bands I liked (Who, Captain Beefheart, Pink Floyd, Uriah Heep), went to loads of "free festivals". Went to university in '75 and did a BSc, played and sung around the London folk/blues clubs, got wedded, wrote a bit for "Undercurrents", split up in '78, opened a wholefood shop (Shamwari) with some friends in Wimbledon, moved to Brum to do a MSc in Technology Policy, got very involved in anti-nuke stuff (remember Torness!), anarchism, more folky-musicy stuff, rediscovered a late-teens impulse to teach and went to Exmouth in '79 to do a PGCE; at the same time I moved into a commune in Cornwall. Then it was the '80s and I bogged off back to Zimbabwe for a few years....
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#37 Post by jaywhat » August 3rd, 2011, 4:02 pm

'in clubs frequented mainly by those with more skin pigment than I'

What the hell are you talking about?

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#38 Post by animist » August 3rd, 2011, 5:56 pm

jaywhat wrote: 'in clubs frequented mainly by those with more skin pigment than I'

What the hell are you talking about?
quite, it should be "than me", surely? Though "than I had" would be clearest, and as it was a black country, this fact is scarcely to be wondered at. Anyway, you got around, TNT, good for you

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#39 Post by animist » August 3rd, 2011, 5:58 pm

jamesjones950 wrote:Hunh?
agreed

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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#40 Post by Tetenterre » August 4th, 2011, 5:29 am

jaywhat wrote: 'in clubs frequented mainly by those with more skin pigment than I'

What the hell are you talking about?
Rhodesia. Although there wasn't legal apartheid, there was certainly social apartheid. It was unusual (to put it mildly) for "whites" (e.g. me) to go to clubs attended by "non-whites" -- hey, but these were the guys who liked the same music as I.
animist wrote: quite, it should be "than me", surely? Though "than I had" would be clearest.
Nope - "I" is correct, as it is a contraction of "I had" (as you surmised). Grammatically, "me" would have meant that they had more pigment than they had me. :D
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Re: Where were you in the 1970s ?

#41 Post by jaywhat » August 4th, 2011, 6:09 am

It was rather the use of the word 'pigment' in this context which I questioned. Perhaps I should have been clearer.
I would prefer black and white.
Would you call yourself 'non-black' ?

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