60s lads' day out in Scarborough
This is Heartbeat for real, a 60s' day out for a group of lads in Scarborough. These photographs are from the early sixties. They show young, and not so young, men in dressed in the fashion of the day on a day trip to Scarborough. I would imagine that these lads all worked together and are enjoying a pint or two together whilst out on a coach day trip.
The group photo
The day starts with the group photo. All are dressed in the smart look of the day: suit with thin lapels, slim fitting trousers and a slim tie. This is about 1962-4, well before the hippy era.
Dig the winkle-pickers on the bloke on the left of the main photograph. Winkle-pickers were fashionable shoes for men in the late fifties and early sixties. The term referred to the pointed toes.
The bar in the picture behind is selling Magnet Ales; probably John Smith's.
Out on the town...
A couple of pints of John Smith's later...
The hairstyle of the guy in the polo shirt is teddy boy inspired. It would have been a bit of a fifties' throw back. Fashionable teenagers were abandoning this in favour of Beatles' style mop cuts. Many men stuck with the hairstyle that was fashionable when the were teenagers. The polo shirt though is more mod.
Shopping for oysters? These stalls (left) are selling oysters, three for 2/6. Was this a stop off for the lads? Scarborough also served good fish and chips (and still does).
The coach trip back...
On the way back and the lads are back on the coach; on the back seat, of course. The guy in the polo shirt is enjoying a fag. You can see Scarborough through the back window - a smashing day out!
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