‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Oakwood Clock, the Cellar, Rocket Fuel and the Paint That Never Dried.

Now, whilst my social life had taken over from any real attempt to learn anything at Roundhay School, there was more to it than just youth clubs. The regular meeting … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Oakwood Clock, the Cellar, Rocket Fuel and the Paint That Never Dried.

‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Beauty and Ugliness of the Youth Club Circuit, A River Wharfe Walk and a Day Trip to Blackpool – Leeds 1960s

I was thinking back to my time attending youth clubs at the end of the 1960s and I was torn between some wonderful memories and some that were not as … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Beauty and Ugliness of the Youth Club Circuit, A River Wharfe Walk and a Day Trip to Blackpool – Leeds 1960s

‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – What foolish things! Lidget Park, St Edmunds and assorted Youth Clubs in the 1960s.

I suppose that the real awakening of adolescence was the realisation that you could find others attractive and that others could find you so. Up to this point in my … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – What foolish things! Lidget Park, St Edmunds and assorted Youth Clubs in the 1960s.

‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Let the music play!

My first memory of listening to music was on our radio. This largish piece of furniture was wooden, had valves that lit up and dials that magically tuned in to … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Let the music play!

‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Ladywood Cubs, (Oakwood), St Stephen’s Scouts, (King Lane)

It was my elder brother who was the trailblazer for me as I grew up. He was the first to try everything, being four years older than me and so … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Ladywood Cubs, (Oakwood), St Stephen’s Scouts, (King Lane)