Swinging Sixties Icons

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If you enjoyed Swinging 60s Models and Swinging Sixties fashion shows you’ll probably like these films of Swinging Sixties icons too. Mary Quant Some rather odd footwear included in this collection along with the iconic flower logo. https://youtu.be/SB5eIfHXkWQ Twiggy Lots of big smiles from Twiggy and even more from Justin. https://youtu.be/0SbQrNtMFeI Julie Christie The Oscar…… Continue reading Swinging Sixties Icons

If you miss Woolies, you’ll love this website

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F.W Woolworth & Co opened its first store in the UK in 1909 on Church Street in Liverpool. The store sold children’s clothing, stationery and toys. Woolworths expanded rapidly in the mid-1920s with stores opening every couple of weeks. In 2008 when the company went into administration there were 807 Woolworths stores in the UK.…… Continue reading If you miss Woolies, you’ll love this website

Interesting 1966 film of 10 Mathew Street

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Prime Minister Harold Wilson was the guest of honour when the Cavern Club at 10, Mathew Street in Liverpool was re-opened. Local MP Bessie Braddock was there too along with comedian Ken Dodd and that well known DJ, Jimmy Savile. No Beatles playing on this occasion. Local band The Hideaways provided the music. From Wikipedia:…… Continue reading Interesting 1966 film of 10 Mathew Street

Swinging 60s Models

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When I was exploring Moped fashion! a couple of weeks ago, I stumbled on this great Youtube film. https://youtu.be/CmruOBFkTmk If you love all things Sixties, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this fantastic compilation. Hope you’re having a good day.

The first pop record I ever owned was ……

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Helen Shapiro singing “Walking Back to Happiness” in 1961. My trawls around YouTube have turned up this fab video clip. I don’t recognise the programme but the song is just as good as I remember it. https://youtu.be/r1gaUVPz2D8 Our dad had to go away for a few days and he said he’d bring back a new…… Continue reading The first pop record I ever owned was ……

The celebrity cook Fanny Cradock was born On This Day in 1909

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Phyllis Nan Sortain Pechey, better known as Fanny Cradock, was born on 26th February 1909. Fanny Cradock found fame as an English restaurant critic, television celebrity cook and cookery writer. She made frequent appearances on television, at cookery demonstrations and in print with Major Johnnie Cradock who played the part of a slightly bumbling hen-pecked…… Continue reading The celebrity cook Fanny Cradock was born On This Day in 1909

Moped fashion!

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I’ve always thought that riding a moped was one step up from riding a lawnmower but it looks like I’ve been missing out! This Raleigh ‘Wisp’ moped was put through its paces in 1967 by two obvious enthusiasts who’ve carefully selected their outfits for the occasion. https://youtu.be/5HIjFHZSPEo If you click onto the Online Bicycle Museum…… Continue reading Moped fashion!