I was speaking with my younger brother yesterday and we were comparing notes from our childhood memories. He confirms that the Anglia was the first car after the Ford Prefect … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Family Tension, Christmas Parties and Summer holidays. The everyday trials of life in suburban Leeds 1950s-60s!
Before the days of central heating and double glazing, houses really knew when Winter had arrived. Temperatures in the bedroom would plummet and the windows would be covered in the … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Winter in the 1960s – Gipton Wood Crescent, Gipton Wood and Hill Sixty, Roundhay Park Leeds.
Christmas in the late 1950s – early 60s was a very different beast to the over indulgence and massive consumerism that is the norm in 2018. Not long out of rationing, … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Christmas in Lawrence Avenue and Gipton Wood Crescent – Leeds 1950s-60s Part 1