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Staffordshire Photographic Memories

Staffordshire Photographic Memories

The photo 'Biddulph, High Street c1955' appears in this book.

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Caption for Biddulph, High Street C1955: At this time boys were often in their teens before they got a pair of long trousers. Jeans were unheard of, and the design of children's clothes had hardly changed for thirty years. The three boys on the left could have stepped straight out of the late 1920s. Jeans did not become readily available until around 1960, when they could be bought for as little as 7s 6d a pair.

An extract from Staffordshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Biddulph, High Street c1955

The young man on the outside of the pavement is me, the group standing in the distance are family members and the two on my right are demanding to know where I am going, as it happened I was going to see my Gran. Did not know who the kids were and still don't but if you look at the picture my fists are clenched I (...Read full memory)

My father was transferred from a North East Mining Community,to a beautiful place called Biddulph.While he worked hard in the pits,we enjoyed many long days playing in some of the most wonderful places of beauty; Biddulph Old Hall and The Chinese Gardens. The surrounding countryside was well (...Read full memory)

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