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Forum 1957-1960 By S. P. G. B.
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Forum: Internal Party Journal of the Socialist Party of Great Britain 1957-1960
Football Grounds in Britain and Europe - Part 1 By Steve Wilson
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Over the years, I have seen more than a thousand football matches at locations across Britain and Europe, from grounds that were little more than park pitches to some of the world’s best... More > stadia. This volume details my initial visit to the first hundred of these grounds, with background information about the home club in each case. The visits cover the period from the early 1960s to almost the turn of the Millennium, as I have relished being a spectator at the wonderful game.< Less
My Life. My Family. The 1920s to the 1960s. By Norah Moody
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Norah came from an educated background, lost her Mum early, gained a Step Mother whom she didn't much like & married “beneath her”. In the war she defied her father to join the... More > Women’s Army & marry Arthur, an older man who spent too much money at the pub. Once married, she moved every 12 months due to Arthur's jobs with an expanding family & their dogs. Homes without running water, a bathroom or electricity, serving the privileged gentry of her husband's employers. They ran their own pub with three young children, the birth of another & a miscarriage, leaving the business with big stories & bigger debts. Always scrimping but putting others before herself, she eventually settled down to enjoy her family & hobbies. She began write her “memoirs”. Decade by decade. A regular, happy person, a friend, a wife & a great Mum. It gives a fascinating, honest, cheerful & nostalgic insight to the times living in Britain - for her family, friends and those who might find themselves wishing they had known Norah.< Less
Making Waves: Fun and Adventure As a Young D J On Britain’s Offshore Pirate Radio Stations In the Mid-60’s By David Sinclair
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David was born and raised in the U.K. and after a somewhat uninteresting series of jobs, was bitten by the broadcasting bug in late 1965. After the closure of the pirate radio scene he emigrated to... More > Canada and worked in both commercial radio and television. Although now retired, he still does the occasional voice-over.< Less
Nietzsche's Birthday By Ken Clay
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Stories of radical activism and workshop life in Northern England around 1960 to 1980
Seven Sisters By Molly Cutpurse
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The life of a wealthy yet severely handicapped girl born in 1960s Britain.
Just Me By Joan Ball
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Joan started writing in 1973 at a time when she was desperate, alone and faced with life-changing decisions. She started scribbling down her feelings on scraps of paper, and never stopped writing for... More > the next 40 years. Her scribbling turned into her autobiography. An ordinary woman from London’s East end, Joan lived an extraordinary life, becoming the youngest Mayoress ever. The first person to set up a computer dating service, she became a successful business-woman and a psychic counsellor, all whilst battling with the then-unknown problem of dyslexia. “I wrote my life-story from my gut, not my brain. I’ve never read a book in my life, and go to pieces when I have to write a letter.” Joan did not have an easy life, but after painful loss and much sorrow and illness, she finds peace and fulfilment in dance. An inspiring life told with humour and a forgiving spirit.< Less
Frog was Good By Ann Kalmus
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This is the autobiography of Ann Kalmus. Ann grew up in war time Britain, became a air hostess for Air India then married the love of her life, George Kalmus, a research physicist. They emigrated to... More > California in the 1960s where they brought up their three children. Returning to the UK by way of Switzerland, she and George now live in Abingdon, Oxfordshire in the house they built in 1972.< Less
Croydon Boy By Peter Saunders
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The best-selling singles artist of 1967 was not the Beatles, the Stones or the Who. It was Engelbert Humperdink. And in the year that Sergeant Pepper was released, the best-selling album was the... More > soundtrack from The Sound of Music. The reality of the sixties often fails to live up to the hype. In this unique book, Peter Saunders – a professional sociologist – blends research findings with personal anecdotes to paint a picture of what life was really like for most kids growing up in Britain in the years following the Second World War. Drawing on his own experiences as a lad living in Croydon, as well as on social research from that period, he explores the changes in family life, education, sex, law and order and personal freedom that were taking place in those tumultuous years.< Less
A Bang or a Whimper By Ian Southall
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A Bang or a Whimper is an exciting look back into what it was like being a Black Country lad growing up in the Sixties. It is a rare opportunity to explore not only the characters and geography of... More > the area, but also to delve into the many cultures and customs that made Sixties Britain so great. So, bring you sense of humour and possibly a smile and we'll leave whether it really was a bang or a Whimper up to you.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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