A book about childhood in the 1950's

£9
Posted by Bookworm on 06/05/2017
Price £9
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Description
AN UNSUSPECTING SPY
Halcyon days of the 1950's when everyday was an adventure and we were free to explore the beckoning world as long as we were home before dark.
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT
Early life and introduction to radio and schooldays
Playing in the park, climbing trees and rules of play
Cowboys and Indians, Robin Hood, King Arthur, cops and robbers
Lingering influence of the war years:- Vot are your orders?
Saturday morning cinema club and its heroes
Books, comics, collecting stuff and a reason to be Welsh
Six shooters from father Christmas and the pomegranate conspiracy
Meccano, model airplanes and aircraft identification
The new house and district and the changing face of entertainment
Rogue preachers and the lady in red, kidnapped by ‘THE BAPTISTS’
Football and cricket, a pain in the neck and a visit to the dentist
James Bond’s bike shop, trolley building and scrap yards
Rags for bargain, any old rags and escape from the back-street boys
Smokers club and first encounters with the boys in blue,
Secrets, sudden death and friends that go missing
Fishing in ponds and a “mentor” who says he battles with sea bass
The great clay worm dig and a heroic rescue
Smokey 'le cat' goes on rooftop walkabout and repays a debt of honour
Trouble with torches, church parade and painting the scout hut red
The teenage years of Rock and roll and driving dad nuts
Exploring dock-land, all things mechanical and rebuilding the town
Diligent years at the Tech’, long suffering staff and School trips
Shakespeare and the fading Bunsen flame
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