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Thread #155501 Message #3949779
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
11-Sep-18 - 07:50 PM
Thread Name: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
We had three Czech students over at our medical school at the time this all happened. They never went back to Czechoslovakia but stayed and completed their course with us. Vietnam really hit home when I saw an American guy on a beach in Greece with a massive deeply gouged scar on his leg from an injury sustained on active service in Vietnam.
And the 60s also meant discovering loads of beautiful classical music at The Royal Albert Hall and Festival Hall: cheap seats five bob (25p) for Proms or up behind the the orchestra in the Festival Hall.
4 of us in a flat in London's East End: £1 per week each would feed us all evening meals from Monday- Thursday. Put in a few bob more if you were there for the weekend. Weekly rent was £2.6s.8p each!