School Songs and Gymslips
Grammar Schools in the 1950s and 1960s
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For anyone educated at a grammar school during their heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, those days will always hold a very special place in their memory. They were more than just the years of being taught taught needlecraft or woodwork, acting in the school play and singing the school song, They were the formative years of a generation, when girls and boys came from all walks of life and were given a uniform, a code of behaviour and, most importantly, pride in the institution to which they belonged. And this generation of "Baby Boomers" holds a unique place in British history: growing up during the years when the country was emerging from the shadow cast by the Second World War, they were the first youngsters to benefit from the "mod cons" and innovations which were gradually introduced during the 1950s and ’60s. With fascinating memories and details that will resonate with thousands of grammar school pupils across the country, School Songs and Gymslips is a heart-warming collection of the experiences of the author and her contemporaries during a golden era.
- The History Press, November 2011
The History Press
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