A 1970s Childhood: From Glam Rock to Happy Days by Derek Tait

By Derek Tait

Do you be mindful glam rock, flares, cheesecloth shirts and chopper motorcycles?
Then it appears like you have been fortunate sufficient to develop up through the Nineteen Seventies.
Who might fail to remember all of the glam rock bands of that period, like Slade, Wizard, dust and candy, or singers like Alvin Stardust, Marc Bolan and David Bowie?

What approximately these fantastic television exhibits like Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, Kung Fu and satisfied Days? style incorporated platform footwear (we all had a pair), flared trousers, brightly patterned shirts with large collars and vibrant kipper ties.
And each person recalls getting ready for energy cuts and that lengthy, sizzling summer season of 1976?

So dirt off your area hopper and subscribe to us in this interesting trip via a formative years through the seventies, with hilarious illustrations and a nostalgic journey down reminiscence lane for all those that grew up during this memorable decade.

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I only remember some of the cars in the street. Perhaps most people didn’t have them. One I remember was a Vauxhall Victor, which was like a large Viva, and a few houses along, in about 1975, someone bought a Princess which seemed very flash and modern back then. The only other car in the street that sticks in my mind was a white Lotus sports car, which reminded me of the car belonging to The Saint or The Persuaders. It was very unusual to know someone who owned a sports car back in the 1970s. Nowadays, they’re everywhere.

We didn’t believe him because we were all used to the terrible school dentist who didn’t seem to care one way or the other. Perhaps he was saving money. Back in the 1970s, they would give you gas if they were going to pull out any teeth. Having gas was awful and, although you didn’t feel anything, it wasn’t much fun and left you feeling groggy afterwards. The school also had an optician who would come around and check your eyesight and make sure that you weren’t colour blind. Some kids had lazy eyes and had to wear wire-rimmed NHS glasses with a pink Elastoplast over one of the lenses.

Both stumpers and ball bearings counted more when we were playing marbles. Some kids had it down to a fine art, but quite often I lost and would end up buying some more from the local shop. At the end of the season, which I think was just before the summer holidays, one of the bigger kids who’d won most of the marbles would shout ‘scrambles’ and chuck all his marbles for the other kids to try and get. We’d all run around the playground picking up as many as we could. This must have been how I got most of my marbles because I’d always end up with a big bag of them at the end of the season.

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