I managed to find an interesting selection of photos covering the period from 1957-1966. At the time, I was aged 5-14, but not much changed during those nine years.
Small boys collecting Train Numbers at a mainline station, late 1950s. Hard to believe now, but that was a ‘big thing’ up until the late 1960s. I did it a few times with friends in the school holidays.
People queuing to buy groceries from an open air shop, 1957.
‘Glamour girls’ being used to promote cycling as healthy, early 1960s.
The Supremes (with Diana Ross) taking a photo opportunity with some rag and bone men, mid 1960s.
A respectable young couple on an underground train, early 1960s.
A gang of ‘Teddy Boys’, late 1950s. These fans of Rock and Roll music were known for their violence and street fighting.
Mods on their Italian scooters, mid 1960s.
Soho, 1966. A ‘Sex Shop’and Striptease show combined.
Soho, 1966. A ‘Sex Cinema’.
Soho, 1966. A Strip Club.
The famous ‘2 i’s’ coffee bar, Soho. Many pop stars of the day were discovered there, including the young Cliff Richard. (Photographed in 1966)