Nostalgia week….

Typical London street scene of the 60s….note the long coats worn by men and women….almost all men wore hats then, and ladies always had those head scarves!

In the photo, for those of you who like classic cars, you can just make out the old Ford Cortina Mk 1, followed by a Bedford van….



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7 Responses to Nostalgia week….

  1. An interesting photo to say the least

    • well, andy….what can i say….having grown up in england in the 60s, i always like to look at photos of what it was like then….of course it’s totally and completely changed now…thanks for dropping in, man..

  2. alfabetaim says:

    Ah yes! Oxford Street! The No. 12 bus still runs there… The old Regent bus, predecessor of the Routemaster, the bus that would take me to school in the early ’70s… Box junctions still an experiment… The Cortina, by the way, is followed by another Ford product – the Thames Trader van πŸ™‚

    • hi alpha! thanks very much for dropping in, sir!
      i wasnt aware of where that pic was taken…you are obviously a well-read chap! yes, indeed, box junctions were just being tried in those days….and i apologise for my mistake about the van…i thought it was a Bedford…now you mention it, the Thames Trader van rings a bell!
      further up ahead, near that taxi, you can just make out the rear right fender (wing) of what may be a Humber of some kind….possibly a Snipe?

      • alfabetaim says:

        I worked on New Oxford Street for 16 years (80s and 90s), so that was easy to spot. Humber? Possibly… Even doing a Antonionionioni-style Blow Up fails to give a clear enough image. But certainly a Rootes Group product… Singer, Sunbeam, Hillman or Humber πŸ™‚

  3. MartyW47 says:

    I wonder if that guy has used up all that toothpaste… πŸ˜‰ It is toothpaste correct? It would be a shame if it were Preparation H…

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