Sunday, 3 February 2008

3rd February 1979

Saturday 3
Worked 11.00 - 5.00 £4.10 wages (ooo I had a 10p pay rise)
Got up at 9.00
Sam met me at lunch time

He was pissed (oops)

We went to the Houghton (the
Houghton Arms pub, Southport)
At night we went to Follies = ok
The stupid girl that has been following Sam about apologised to me

She said she hadn't realised that me & Sam
were so in love (hee hee pass me a bucket)

I started this blog at the end of April 2007 when I stumbled upon my teen diaries. It has grown and evolved since then with no particular plan or place to go in mind, which is great fun.

Yesterday Jeremy Jacobs asked if I was from Kent? & then popped me up on his site as 'Blog of the Week'... cool.

For those who may have not guessed I am not from Kent I am from the North West of England. I was born in a terraced house, with a small back yard in Liverpool. Which this year is the
European City of Culture.

There has be
en so much building work going on I hardly recognise my old city with its history of the Beatles.
The events planned seem endless, I am at a loss to catch up with it all. But I will be hunting out & planning regular jaunts over there this year.

Early doors we moved to the sea side resort of Southport. What a privileged place to grow up in. Sea, sand, fairground, amusements, sunshine and fresh air away from the city.We even used have an outdoor pool or lido... sadly no longer

Southport was 'born' in the late 1700's and became popular with the Victorians who would bathe in the sea, stroll along the promenade and Lord Street and take afternon tea in the very fashionable tearooms of the era.Apparently Napoleon Boneparte sought refuge in Southport and it is rumoured he based Paris's boulevards on Southport's Lord Street.

Then of course there was always the fairground. I found this wonderful site which has historic postcards of Fairg
round rides some of which are of Southport. It really is worth a look.

The British Open is being held in Southport this year too. A busy time in the North West....


tNb said...

I love having no particular plan or place to go in mind.

The historic postcards are fantastic! My favourite is 'Roller Skating in Edwardian Times 1909' ...

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Thank heavens you're not from Kent - far too close for comfort - tee hee

nursemyra said...

lovely photographs. I hope to visit some day

sylvie d said...

I think diary of 70s teen deserves all the attention it is getting, what a fabulous way of bringing a whole era back to life ;-)
I know you have picked up a few unwanted guests on the way ( not thinking about anyONE in particular)but what a blog!

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Mmmmmm ............ byeeee!

70steen said...

tNb~ Having no particular plan is such a great place to be isn't it?

Those postcards... the one of Southport with the helter skelter (there was always a rickety wooden there when I was growing up, sitting in tatty old hessian sacks, great fun)Water chute & flying machine!! Can you imagine what it was like whizzing down that chute or flying through the air with a big hat and big hair do lol when the fastest you ever may have been was on a galloping horse???? Must have been amazing!

70steen said...

I do have family in Kent... & I do visit them ..... next time you can get the kettle on lol

Byeeeeeeee my dear 'spanner in the works' matey..... I will miss you ........... OMG I must be getting soft in my old age (don't you tell anyone or I will get TG to bring out the spoon!!. Have an Ab Fab time :-)

70steen said...

NM~ You know you would be made very welcome :-)

70steen said...

Oh Sylvie I am blushing thank you so much ... it has been and will continue to be an adventure....... :-)