I Remember The 1960s

A Memory of Borehamwood

I lived in Borehamwood since the 1950s, I remember the Lynx very well before the dance hall was added, I have some pictures taken inside. Some great groups performed there. Morris took over from Pythe as the youth leader. I remember painting flowers on some of the girls cheeks in the hippy era. Before the large hall was built we had great nights in the small one with a juke box and the coffee bar. When I saw the Status Quo, Small Faces and the Kinks, I remember we all looked like them and the girls' fashion was fantastic. My first mohair suit cost £14, tailor-made full-length leather £15 and Levi's £1.52p {35 shillings) and my GS 160 Vespa £84. I have some footage of me riding it as my dad had a cine camera ...great times. I have many pictures of old and recent Borehamwood as I like taking photos, so much easier in the digital age. I was in the fire sevice based at Borehamwood for nearly 30 years till I retired....and to Steve B, I remember you well and your dad's shop, Centra Stores...

A memory shared by Tony Coggins , on Jan 20th, 2012.

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