Sunday, 30 May 2010
This photo is taken in either 1977 or 1978 of the staff and Headmistress of Swain House Middle School. Headmistress at the time was Miss Greenwood ( front row 4th from left sat in the middle), she joined Swain House in 1968 and remained there for 17 years until her retirement in 1985. Miss Greenwood sadly died in 2003.
Saturday, 29 May 2010
This particular photo was taken on the May Day celebrations in 1953/54. This is not a 60's or 70's photo, but i wanted to use it as it shows off the infants playground very well, also in the background you can see the old canteen, which was to be demolished some 20 years later. Also the photo shows a very good shot of some of the houses on the Swain House Estate, the houses more or less stayed the same until the council modernised them in the 1970's.
This photo is of Class Standard 3 Miss Male's class from Swain House Junior School taken in 1967.
This school photo is of Mrs Southwell's class from Swain House Junior School taken in 1961.
This photo was taken in the early 1970's of Market Street Bradford. The shop on the corner is Lilley and Skinner's, the building on the other cornerst that time would have been the Golden Egg Cafe, then it became a Wimpy Bar in the 1980's, then in the 1990's it became a sports shop, nothing exists there now its under development. Just further on in the photo you can see the old Midland Bank.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
This photo is of Me and My Sister Taken on Blackpool Beach when we was on holiday in September 1972. We stayed in a boarding house and we were there full board which in those days was Breakfast, Dinner and Evening Meal.
This photo is of me my Mum and my Sister and Nanna (im the one on the bike) taken in our back garden in August 1969.
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Friday, 21 May 2010
This photo is of the then New Provincial Building Society which was built in the 1970's. At the time this was one of the most handsome buildings in Bradford. To the right of the photo is the Mechanics Institute, in the foreground is is Town Hall Square traffic island with it's old toilet's, this was to go in the new developments of Bradford. Work had already begun on the new toilet development in City Hall, and this will become a civic open space which will have an illuminated fountain.
Thursday, 20 May 2010
This photo is of the Norfolk Gardens Hotel in Bradford city centre, taken in the 1970's. The hotel was completed in 1972 and was opened in June of that year. The Hotel was designed by William Walters and Partners. The Norfolk Gardens Hotel as 130 rooms five bar's and four resturants, also the hotel as facilities for functions for upto 700 people. The hotel is now known as the Hilton.
This photo is of St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in East Parade Bradford, taken in the late 1960's or very early 1970's. In 1976 the church was to celebrate it's centenary. At the time thos photo was taken it was estimated that more than 1,200 people attended mass at this particular church every Sunday morning.
This photo is of Idle Village Bradford taken in the 1970's. At around this period of time small villages like this one in Idle were going through some changes, in the photo the cobbled area was new and it was to become part of a bigger pedestrian area, when a new road was to be built around the village to take away the through traffic. In the photo in the back ground you can see the pub the Oddfellows this was situated at the bottom of the High Street.
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Sunwin House was owned by the Co-op, it was a large department store in the centre of Bradford, and was very busy during the 60's and 70's. Sunwin House sold a lot of things ranging from clothes, furniture, elecrical items, holidays, and many other things, Sunwin House no longer exists in Bradford today.
This photo is of Broadway in the early 1970's, as you can see from the photo it is still not a pedestrian precinct, also in the back ground is the old ABC cinema and Lotus, and you can also see a Singer van dropping a delivery too. All these buildings on Broadway no longer exist today.
This is a photo of Hanson school taken in the 1970's. By the 1970's most of the secondary schools in Bradford were either in new buildings or fairly new buildings or having replacement schools built. Modern designs like at Hanson school in the photo had much more open spaces, and were much more pleasant, than the conditions of the much older schools. Hanson boy's and girl's school merged together when the new school buiding was opened in March of 1972, by an ex pupil of the school Vic Feather.
Monday, 17 May 2010
This postcard if of Wallis's Holiday Camp Cayton Bay taken in the 1960's/1970's, the camp was designed for family holiday's with a club for the children, one for the adults, plenty of activities in the day for the busy young family, also on the camp was a supermarket and a launderette. There was also a range of accommodation to suit every families budget ranging from caravans, chalets and even a motel with an outdoor pool, sadly the camp no longer exists it as been taken over by another holiday firm.
This postcard is of the North bay Pool in Scarborough taken in the 1960's. The pool was a very big feature of Scarborough throughout the 60's/70's. In this particular postcard tou can see the chairlift in the background along with the castle and boarding houses. Sadly today neither the pool or the chairlift are there anymore.
This postcard is of the Corner Cafe North Bay Scarborough taken in the 1960's. The Corner Cafe was a big part of the north bay throughout the 1960's and 1970's, as you can see from the postcard it was bustling with people in the cafe on the beach and people coming from the centre on the buses which terminated at the Corner Cafe. Unfortunately the Cafe is no longer there, it is now appartments and shops.
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Here is a receipt for Ben Ludlam Building Contractor Wrose Shipley, dated 18th July 1960. This is for fixtures and fitting for a bathroom and kitchen coming to a total of £58.15.
This is receipt from Barrow and Brough LTD, Electrical contractors of Shipley, Bradford.
The receipt is dated 20th July 1960 and it is for 13 amp sunk ivory switch socket,wall lights, wiring only and outside light, wiring only costing a total of £7.00.
Saturday, 15 May 2010
This photo is of five and eight storey flats also maisonettes on the Thorpe Edge Estate Idle Bradford. These flats and maisonettes would have had 2/3 bedroom to accommodate young families of the time. During the 1950's and early 1960's there were a number of council developments been built in the Bradford area these areas consisted of Parkside, Holme Wood, Bierley, Delf Hill, and other area's in Bradford.
Friday, 14 May 2010
This photo is of newly built private houses in Wrose Bradford. These houses would have been built in the late 1950's and early 1960's. These houses would have comprised of a working kitchen with cupboards and floor units, cooker point (they probably would'nt have been plumbed for automatic washers), dining room/living room, hall stairs and landing, barhroom with toilet and two bedroom's and a box room, also a garden to the front ans rear.
This is a photo of York House on Thorpe Edge Estate Idle Bradford, architects of post war Britian favoured high rise flats, a lot of this kind of housing was built in the 1950's and 1960's. This photo is of York House on Idle Thorpe Way, built in 1957, it was very modern and upto date for the time, thwew were eight storey's the ground floor been shops.
Thorpe Edge Estate Idle was a large council house post war project, it was built on open land which would originally been farm land, many locals were not happy about the estate been built. The view on the photo is over Rockwell Lane Northwood Crescent from York House. On the open land St Johns Church was Built.
Here is another view of Thorpe Edge Estate in Idle Bradford, that photo shows semi's in the background, and a very good view of the three, four and five story flats and the larger eight storey flats, by the middle of the 1960's this estate was still not 10 years old and very ultra modern for the time, all the houses had inside bathrooms and toilets.
This is a photo of Thorpe Edge Estate in Idle Bradford, this particular estate was built in the 1950's, and finished by the end of the 1950's where over 2000 new homes had been built. This view is of the bottom end of the estate with the ultra modern York House dominating the photo.
This is a photo of the newly built Woodside Estate in Bradford. The estate consists of traditional council houses built in the late 1950's and early 1960's, there is also blocks of flats and a number of homes for the aged. Also the estate as a shopping centre one or two smaller shops and garages for the residents.
This is a typical detached house built in the 1970's. This particular house was built in 1973 by Leoanrd Frankland Builders, it is modern house with a spacious garden, and very spacious living. Houses at this time were selling for under £10.000, which was quite expensive for the time.
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Topsy and Tim books were first published in 1960, there as been more than 130 books published, sales are in the region of more than 21 million.
This is Topsy and Tims Bonfire Night, the book was first published in 1964, the book is now very rare and hard to get hold of.
Initial Teaching Alphabet (I.T.A.) was introduced into certain schools in 1961. There are 44 characters in the Initial Teaching Alphabet...
It uses the 26 letters of the Roman alphabet and another 14 characters to represent sounds such as "oo" and "th". Sentences written in ITA are all in lower case. By the time the child reached 7 years the proper alphabet was used.Here are some of the books uded in the Initial Teaching Alphabet (I.T.A.)
hulloe and good-bie
up the tree
cum heer jet
paul's bird taebl
zip and his car
the nue hors
get up zip
goeing too scool
This is a typical class at Swain House Infants School taken in the 1960's. Note on the wall in the brackground is a display of the Initial Teaching Alphabet (I.T.A.), this kind of reading was used at certain infant schools throughout the 1960's and the early 1970's.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Monday, 10 May 2010
Automatic washing machines had become popular by the end of the 1970's so Persil Automatic was launched in response to this. 1971 saw the launch of a campaign called ‘Dirt Collectors’ which was all about telling mums that Persil was the best at shifting dirt so kids could have fun without worrying about washing. Persil has changed with the fashion over the past 100 years, especially in the 1960s and 1970s when easy care man made fabrics such as acrylics, polyester and vicose came onto the scene. In 1972 Persil distributed 3 million 2.5p SR toothpaste coupons as a part of their major promotion on large sized Persil.
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Radio times for week commencing 6th February 1965. Programmes included Juke Box Jury with David Jacobs in the chair specila guests were Thora Hird and Gene Pitney. Also was Doctor who with William Hartnell, then later on Dixon of Dock Green staring Jack Warner.
Thanks to Mark Breen for suppling the Radio Times.
This is the Radio times for week comencing 26th February 1972, programmes includes Doctor Who Staring Jon Pertwee in a new adventure The Sea Devils, also on that evening was It's Cliff Richard with special guests Una Stubbs and Olivia Newton John.
Thanks to Mark Breen for supplying the this copy of the Radio Times
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Although colour tests were shown before and after normal programme hours by the BBC in the late 1950s,using the American NTSC system, it wasnt until 1967 that they decided to launch the UKs first regular colour television service, using the European PAL system, this being on Ist July, on the newcomer channel, BBC2, when 7 hours of colour programmes were shown, much of it from Wimbledon, and in the weeks that followed, up to 10 hours were shown each week, however, it wasnt until December 2nd 1967 that the "full-time" colour service began, the programme chosen to mark the occasion being "Billy Smarts Circus" at 6.30pm.
At that time, colour was still very much in the "novelty stage" and specially made colour sets started to appear in the shops in the early part of 1967 in preparation for this, however, they were extremely expensive, both to buy and to rent, and very unreliable also, unlike today, you just couldnt buy one, take it home and plug in, it had to be carefully set up by an experienced engineer, using the famous Test Card F with the girl, clown, and blackboard!
And as colour was only available on BBC2, BBC1 and ITV not "going colour" until November 1969, many people preferred to wait until the early 1970s, when it became more affordable and reliable!
Sunday, 2 May 2010
This a Weetabix advert from 1974, bee advertised by Bruce Forsyth, who at thaqt time was the presenter of the family show The Generation Game whith his then wife Anthea Turner.