Scan from Mel Pinto catalog from the 1970’s and found on Disraeli Gears.

Scan from Mel Pinto catalog from the 1970’s and found on Disraeli Gears.

Picture taken from Hugh Holland’s retrospective Locals Only on the 1970’s skateboarding scene in California. A few more pictures can be found on Good.

Picture taken from Hugh Holland’s retrospective Locals Only on the 1970’s skateboarding scene in California. A few more pictures can be found on Good.

I spent my summer holiday reading Andy Beckett’s When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies. I’m a child of the seventies but I didn’t know much about what was going on ‘behind the scenes.’ The book makes for a lively read and dispels some of the myths about it all being ‘doom and gloom’ (although there was some of that). 
Review from the London Review of Books can be found here

I spent my summer holiday reading Andy Beckett’s When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies. I’m a child of the seventies but I didn’t know much about what was going on ‘behind the scenes.’ The book makes for a lively read and dispels some of the myths about it all being ‘doom and gloom’ (although there was some of that). 

Review from the London Review of Books can be found here