By Derek Tait

Do you bear in mind glam rock, flares, cheesecloth shirts and chopper motorcycles?
Then it seems like you have been fortunate adequate to develop up throughout the Seventies.
Who may possibly fail to remember the entire glam rock bands of that period, like Slade, Wizard, dust and candy, or singers like Alvin Stardust, Marc Bolan and David Bowie?

What approximately these awesome television indicates like Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, Kung Fu and satisfied Days? style integrated platform footwear (we all had a pair), flared trousers, brightly patterned shirts with large collars and vibrant kipper ties.
And all people recollects getting ready for energy cuts and that lengthy, sizzling summer time of 1976?

So dirt off your house hopper and sign up for us in this attention-grabbing trip via a adolescence throughout the seventies, with hilarious illustrations and a nostalgic journey down reminiscence lane for all those that grew up during this memorable decade.

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It’s certainly different today. The police had their own little cars. There were many other models of police cars, but most at the time seemed to be Austins or Fords. The van would turn up on every street and there would be a queue of kids waiting to be served. You knew when it was coming by the music it played. The tunes I can remember were Greensleeves, Popeye the Sailorman and Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head. I’m sure there were others and there were various other tunes up and down the country.

For a penny, you got eight biscuits. It doesn’t sound very exciting nowadays! The peanuts came on one of those cardboard pictures of a beautiful girl and the more peanuts you bought, the more it revealed of the girl. I’m surprised that the teachers went along with this, but she always ended up having a bikini on anyway. Actually, I don’t remember the last bags of peanuts ever coming off the display. Perhaps the teacher changed it for a new one to save any embarrassment! indd 35 35 01/09/2014 12:19 A 1970s Childhood On rainy days we would have to stay in the classroom during playtimes and read comics.

However, she was called into the headmaster’s office and told off, and we were soon back in a sticky, humid classroom. The bus journeys to and from school were an experience all of their own. Luckily, the school had its own buses specially laid on because I don’t think any ‘civilians’ getting on our bus would have enjoyed the journey very much. The trip going to school was never too rowdy. The bus always had a driver and a conductor who would let you stand at the front of the bus if you wanted to.

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