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National Front march through Lewisham 1977

National Front march through Lewisham 1977

Patricia McKinnon Lower grew up in Lewisham since the 1950s and has remained in the area ever since. Here she remembers the event that became known as the 'Battle of Lewisham' in 1977. The National Front were given permission to march through South London, passing through Lewisham where the residents were mainly left-wing. It caused a massive uproar and police had to protect the National Front from violent left-wing demonstrations against their march. Shops were barricaded in fear of them being destroyed in the process, police horses frantically trampled all over people's front gardens... "The day has been seen since as a turning point in the fortunes of the National Front and the 1970s anti-fascist movement as well as in policing - riot shields were used for the first time in England." - Wikipedia

Everyday life and tradition in remote Sweden during the 50s and 60s (Part 2)

Everyday life and tradition in remote Sweden during the 50s and 60s (Part 2)

In the second part of her interview Christina finishes recounting what life was like in beautiful and remote Sweden in the 1950s and 60s. Here she focuses especially on the incredible landscape that surrounded her as a child and the everyday activities she partook in as a child.

Moving from the Seychelles to London in the 1960s and how the Seychelles has changed in the past 50 years

Moving from the Seychelles to London in the 1960s and how the Seychelles has changed in the past 50 years

In the second part of her interview, Elise Johnson tells us the story of why she moved from The Seychelles in the early 1960s to come to London. She recalls what it was like moving from one culture to another so dramatically different, and what circumstances she was faced with when she arrived. Elise also talks about what it is like for her now going back to The Seychelles after having adapted to London life, and how the environment and its people have changed so dramatically in the past 50 years.

Childhood memories of post-war life in the North East of England (Part 2)

Childhood memories of post-war life in the North East of England (Part 2)

In the second part of her interview Sylvia recalls more of her childhood memories growing up by the River Tyne in the North East of England. Her father worked for the Co-Op and everything that the family needed was bought using tickets. Sylvia recounts her first trips to the big shopping centres to buy her first high heels and fabric to make micro min skirts in the 1960s. As a small child, some of the activities children used to invent to pass the time were highly imaginative and there was a real sense of safety on the streets. Games included dressing up, playing detective and 'Knock Down Ginger'. Children used to crave sweets and when rationing was still in place Sylvia and her friends used to concoct sweet replacements to get over their cravings.