‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Family Tension, Christmas Parties and Summer holidays. The everyday trials of life in suburban Leeds 1950s-60s!

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!

‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Winter in the 1960s – Gipton Wood Crescent, Gipton Wood and Hill Sixty, Roundhay Park Leeds.

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.

‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Christmas in Lawrence Avenue and Gipton Wood Crescent – Leeds 1950s-60s Part 1

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