It must have been in the late 1950s when I was first taken to what we called Bardsey Woods. My younger brother wasn’t born when we first went and it … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Hetchell Woods (Bardsey) and Crags – A Special Piece of God’s Own Country!
Cars were relatively few at the end of the 50s and early sixties, but I can still remember several incidents that have stuck with me all these years. Some of … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Oakwood Adventures, The Three-Wheeled Morris Minor, The Squirrel on the Bus, The Mini with No Brakes and The Girl in the Shorts.
I am returning to our band history for this week’s tale. Our rock band, Atlantis, was beginning to produce some decent concerts. Rough, yes, but audiences were starting to approve … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’- Ruining a Wedding and Rocking Up a Storm at the Moortown Synagogue.
This morning I was trying to remember when the UK introduced the decimal currency and that got me thinking about my first jobs as a child. The currency changed on … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Learning to Work. Leeds 1960s. Weeding, newspapers and the dreaded weed!
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!
This is likely to be my last blog until the New Year as I will be busy with visitors, but we shall see. My grandchildren will be staying with me over Christmas and it … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Firsts – First School – Stainbeck Preparatory School – Stainbeck Lane near Chapel Allerton. Growing up in Leeds in the 1950s-60s.
The wind up to the end of term and the Christmas holidays was something that I enjoyed and looked forward to. The teachers always seemed in a good mood in … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Winter and Christmas Parties at Harehills County Primary School in the 1960s.
It seemed that for most of my early life my parents took us to the seaside on either day trips or to stay in cottages they would hire. The main … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – A Trip to the Seaside Part 2 – Scarborough
As a child there was always great excitement during the build up to Bonfire Night. For one thing my mother’s pet toy poodle Sabot went hysterical at this time of year. … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Mischief Night and Bonfire Night in Leeds, 1950s-1960s.
I can not say what age I was when I started to go to the dentist, but I do remember my first one well. Mr. Gosling had his surgery on … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – A trip to the dentist and other delights. Childhood in Leeds in the 1950s-60s. Not for the squeamish!
I am not sure exactly when it happened, but probably very early in the 1960s, the government removed the external row of toilets at the end of Regent Terrace and … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – My Grandmother’s House, Chapel Allerton – Modernisation, cellars and keeping the grandchildren busy.
We moved to 19 Gipton Wood Crescent when I was younger than seven. I can’t remember which year, but it was probably 1959 or 1960. The road was still cobbled … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Street Play, Tinkers and Kittens , Gipton Wood Crescent.