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Trip to London 1966

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Trip to London 1966

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Postby brightncheerful » February 10th, 2021, 12:13 pm

photos by a fifteen year old on a trip to London in 1966:

https://spitalfieldslife.com/2021/02/10/lew-tassells-london-trip/

Click the links to view Mr Tassells' superb photos of Charles and Diana's wedding; and others.

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Re: Trip to London 1966

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Postby staffordian » February 10th, 2021, 1:42 pm

Great!

A fifteen year old with an eye for a picture and good composition.

I don't know London well, but know that shows an entirely different world!

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Re: Trip to London 1966

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Postby dealtn » February 10th, 2021, 2:15 pm

brightncheerful wrote:photos by a fifteen year old on a trip to London in 1966:

https://spitalfieldslife.com/2021/02/10/lew-tassells-london-trip/

Click the links to view Mr Tassells' superb photos of Charles and Diana's wedding; and others.


Been to nearly all of those "man and boy" so to speak.

My wife was a guest inside Buckingham Palace for Charles and Diana's wedding!

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Re: Trip to London 1966

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Postby monabri » February 10th, 2021, 2:24 pm

Things really were black and white in those days ;)

Just look at the cabling along the edge of the bridge...I doubt it would be allowed to simply lay cabling like that nowadays in case someone tried to sue the council for a trip hazard on that side of the bridge wall :roll:

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Re: Trip to London 1966

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Postby 6Tricia » February 10th, 2021, 3:30 pm

Thanks for the link Bnc. Wonderfully evocative pictures of the London where I was living in the 60's - in the top flat of a 5-storey walk-up just off Oxford Circus. We watched the Post Office tower being built from our living room window but moved away before it was completed. So many memories - the coffee bars, Berwick Street Market on Saturdays and taking long evening walks through deserted West End streets.

Tricia

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Re: Trip to London 1966

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Postby XFool » February 10th, 2021, 5:48 pm

Advert for Bulova Accutron - "The world's only electronic wrist timepiece". Somebody where I worked used to have one. "I was Lord Kitchener's Valet"!

Groovy! But where's Biba? Where's King's Road? :lol:

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Re: Trip to London 1966

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Postby airbus330 » February 11th, 2021, 2:46 pm

That was nice. I was 8 and in the same areas, it was very characterful place, dirty but not threatening.
If you like this sort of thing BFI has some interesting film compilations for free viewing, including this which I particularly like as it shows my grandmothers house at a time she was a few month old.
https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/wat ... 924-online


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