1970s London : Discovering the Capital, Paperback / softback Book

1970s London : Discovering the Capital Paperback / softback

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Following a sheltered childhood and a sequestered education in Cambridge, and having missed out on the swinging sixties, Alec Forshaw was ready for a dose of the wider world.

London in the early 1970s was where the lights shone brightest.

In reality, it was still a city struggling to find its post-war identity, full of declining industries and derelict docklands, a townscape blighted by undeveloped bomb sites, demonic motorway proposals and slum clearance schemes.

The streets were full of costermongers and greasy-spoon cafes, but enlivened by ghettos of immigrants and student culture.

Ideas of traffic constraint and recycling rubbish were in their infancy.

It was a decade which saw the three-day week, the Notting Hill riots and the last of the anti-Vietnam war protests. This sequel to Growing Up in Cambridge portrays the London of over thirty years ago as it appeared to a young man in his twenties, finding his feet, coming of age, and stumbling across the sights and sounds of an extraordinary city.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Local history
  • ISBN: 9780752456911

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