Steve Windsor was head over heels in love with downhill biking… BMX bicycles have come and gone… and come back again. It’s now quite common to see ‘Bicycle Motor Cross’ courses set up in park playgrounds. Many children now adopt the helmet, gauntlets, knee pads and other necessary equipment, and ride properly designed bikes. They […]
“Smell of new blue flower around here” came the words from a passing group of airmen who must have been in the RAF all of six weeks. Yes, we were even newer than they, and it felt just like joining the entrance class at a new school. It was the bitterly cold January of 1942 […]
When I read about the experiences of others during the Second World War, my own memories come rushing back. We were very lucky as my aunt found us a flat near her and we moved from Acton, West London, to Three Bridges in Sussex for the duration of the war. Hot summers and cold winters […]
We kept all the letters we wrote during the last war – but ironically there wasn’t a date on one of them! His were rarely more than one page written on one side of the paper, but they were very sweet. Mine were endless, many written during the slack night dudes – six to eight […]
For teenage boys in the West Riding during the late 1950s and early 1960s the great air displays were major highlights. On Whit Monday there was an international show at Yeadon (now Leeds/ Bradford Airport), and on the nearest Saturday to September 15, Battle of Britain Day, there were displays at any combination of the […]
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