By Derek Tait

ISBN-10: 0752463446

ISBN-13: 9780752463445

Do you consider glam rock, flares, cheesecloth shirts and chopper motorcycles?
Then it appears like you have been fortunate sufficient to develop up throughout the Seventies.
Who may perhaps overlook the entire 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 tremendous television exhibits like Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, Kung Fu and satisfied Days? model integrated platform footwear (we all had a pair), flared trousers, brightly patterned shirts with large collars and vibrant kipper ties.
And everybody recollects getting ready for strength cuts and that lengthy, scorching summer season of 1976?

So airborne dirt and dust off your house hopper and subscribe to us in this attention-grabbing trip via a early life 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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They’re commonplace nowadays but back then it was unheard of for a school to have one. They were about £175 when they first appeared, but were reduced in price later on. The more studious kids seemed to have their own calculators, although the Maths teachers frowned upon them and made sure we all used our slide rules instead. indd 51 51 01/09/2014 12:19 A 1970s Childhood hot blackcurrant. It was very popular with all the kids, but then one day one of the stricter teachers decided that the discarded cups were creating a bit of a mess and pulled the plug.

The school had one modern appliance – the drinks machine. They’re commonplace nowadays but back then it was unheard of for a school to have one. They were about £175 when they first appeared, but were reduced in price later on. The more studious kids seemed to have their own calculators, although the Maths teachers frowned upon them and made sure we all used our slide rules instead. indd 51 51 01/09/2014 12:19 A 1970s Childhood hot blackcurrant. It was very popular with all the kids, but then one day one of the stricter teachers decided that the discarded cups were creating a bit of a mess and pulled the plug.

We all loved basketball at the time because of the Harlem Globetrotters. Most of us just knew them from the cartoon on the TV. We also had cross-country. Every school at the time had a PE teacher who was a bully and ours was no different. It was no fun getting your ear or hair pulled, or having inane comments shouted in your lugholes. Teachers were a different breed back in the 1970s. You seemed to be able to get the cane for just about anything, but the main crime seemed to be ‘mitching’ or playing truant.

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