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Petticoat Lane In The 1960s

June 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Anyone who remembers London in the 1960s will remember how vibrant and exciting it all felt. Carnaby Street, Piccadilly Circus Petticoat Lane, as a child I remember how much I enjoyed visits "into town". Incredibly, with hardly any traffic on the road we could drive from Surrey into central London in 40 minutes to have a look round and Sundays were often spent window shopping when all the shops were closed. How sad those days have gone. I have added this photo of Carnaby Street in 1968 to the London section. There certainly was a buzz of activity there.

Petticoat Lane 1968Petticoat Lane 1968A photo of two ladies and a car in Petticoat Lane taken in 1968. More photos of London in the 1960s, 70, and 80s are available here.

Kidderminster In The 1970s

June 13, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I have added new photos taken in 1977 to the Worcestershire section with photos of The Swan Centre, John Fane Wine Shop, TV Minster TV Rentals and Fosbrooks. There are also photos of the industrial chimneys in the background. The fashions worn by the girls in the photo below are brilliant. They so take me back to the type of clothes I wore on nights out in the 1970s.

Kidderminster 1977Kidderminster 1977A photo of Kidderminster in Worcestershire taken in 1977 showing people at the entrance to the Swan Centre, John Fane Wine Shop, TV Minster TV Rentals and Fosbrooks Fashion Store. More photos from this collection can be seen here.

Lytham St Annes In The 1970s

June 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I have added several photos of Lytham St Annes in the Lancashire section of the website. Some lovely shots of old cars, shops and fashions of the time. Here is one with the Gateway Building Society in the row of shops. What a blast from the past that is! There are eleven photos in total so if you feel nostalgic about the area in the 1970s it is well worth a look. Lytham St Annes 1977Lytham St Annes 1977A photo of Lytham St Annes taken in 1977 showing Gateway Building Society, shops, people and cars. View more photos here.

Commercial Airlines In The 1970s

June 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

In the newly updated aeroplane section there are photos of an Singapore Airlines Jumbo Jet and Concorde featuring the Singapore Airlines livery. The jointly operated British Airways & Singapore Airlines Concorde service was only in operation from 1977 – 1980. The Singapore Airways livery was only on one side of the fuselage, as the other side was adorned with the British Airways Negus livery. There are a some very interesting photos of the cockpits which of course now because of security reasons would not be allowed to be taken. 

Singapore Airlines Concorde 1980 Photo No 2Singapore Airlines Concorde 1980 Photo No 2Photo of a Singapore Airlines Concorde taken in 1980.

View more vintage aeroplane photos here.

Family Home Movies

June 03, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Is there ever a more nostalgic scene than those beautiful family moments captured in the silent family home movies of the past. Sadly discarded and lost from the families my hope is that one day a family member may spot the films and they can be reunited with their rightful owners. Take a bit of time and be transported back in time to this new section on the website which will be added to regularly. 

Home Life 1961

View more films here