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Footpath Patrol

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Oct 19, 2014 History of Bells, Life in the 1950s, Milk Bar Stories , , , , , , 0 Comments

Born in 1956 with the ‘Rock n Roll’ era in full ‘swing’, the milk bar and ‘Jukebox’, was the teenager’s meeting place; either after school, (on sick days), or after sport, on weekends. Being the youngest I was restricted to the footpath (so not to cramp whatever style my brother and his mates possessed.  Most corner shops would make milkshakes but it wasn’t the same. I soon progressed to motorbikes/cars so ‘Beefy’s’ drive/dinner was the go in the seventies.  To this day I hold a grudge that I missed a period, that Milk Bar Age, so it was so great [...]