Sunday, 27 March 2011

I did

I have been doing some "research" for my Open University assignment today. I have to do a bit of autobiography, so have chosen 1960 as a time of CHANGE. Hooray. I likened one of the boys at school to B Fury and when checking the dates, to see if they were close, I came across this video. Oh Boy, as we used to say, often, did it bring back memories. We girls used to get dressed up in very full and swishy home-made wide cotton skirts [at least 3 metres of fabric], supported by many petticoats [soaked in sugar to make them stiff], wide black elastic belts [with silver metal clasp] and pony tails [unfortunately my hair was short and very curly] and fore gather at each others houses on a Saturday afternoon to dance - together. I believe it must have been an early rehearsal of the mating ritual..........................

4 comments:

Frances said...

Tell me - how do you sugar stach petticoats. It is one of those things I want to know! 8-)

Heide said...

I too, am curious about sugared petticoats. Do you have any pictures from those days?

chillsider said...

maybe - what's it worth. I will reveal if you two put up pics of you as a teebager!!

Gillian said...

I had a "paper nylon" petticoat. A very crisp white thing to begin with but it soon went grey and soft after a few washes. I've heard of sugar starch and have seen it in instructions for crochet swans! to decorate your tea table.
Now there's another flash from the past. Like Billy Fury