Teddy boys-- late 40's and 50's-- working class British adolescents who adopted styles in menswear that had a somewhat Edwardian flavor.

Teddy boys-- late and working class British adolescents who adopted styles in menswear with an Edwardian flavor.

1960s London

London found photo street style vintage fashion women mini dress skirt tights shoes blue white men pants jacket suit sportswear mod looks

Cosh Boys in Notting Hill, London in 1954 wearing finger-tip length jackets of a style which immediately preceded Teddy Boy style. Note the chain attached to the belt loop, which was a direct influence from the Zoot Suit.  Following on from the Spivs and during the early 1950's some teenage gangs started to appear in the East End of London and they became known as Cosh Boys.

Cosh Boys in Notting Hill, London in 1954 wearing finger-tip length jackets of a style which immediately preceded Teddy Boy style. Note the chain attached to the belt loop, which was a direct influence from the Zoot Suit.

Charlie Rouse was the last of the 'Watchmen' in London before the formation of the 'Peelers'.

Charlie Rouse was the last of the 'Watchmen' in London before the formation of the 'Peelers' who where the world's first police force. At one point there were night watchmen employed by the City of London.

A group of teddy boys enjoy an evening out at the Mecca Dance Hall in Tottenham, London, 1954

PAST LIVES: A group of Teddy Boys enjoy an evening out at the Mecca Dance Hall, Tottenham, London,

Rare Pics Of The Infamous '50s London Girl Gang Are Unbelievably Cool

raissacaselas: “ 14 year old Jean Rayner surrounded by young aspiring Teddy Boys on a bombsite, January 1955 Teddy Girls (Judies) The original Teddy Girls, like the Teddy Boys started in London.

Creepers

- Brothel Creepers --------- Worn by 'Teddy Boys' (british youth that wore modified style of Edwardian clothes), creepers are still popular today and were a gateway for the platform sneaker.

U.S. British nuclear family, 1950s

A vanished Britain: 50 years ago we were a country where doors were left unlocked and children played in the street

TV Shows We Used To Watch - 1955 Television advertising. Independent Television Authority (later named ITV) began broadcasting its television channel on September 1955 and became a rival to the BBC.

London in the 1920's-children at play | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

London in the at play. With no traffic in the street, except what looks like a cart parked in the distance, the children are able to form a circle and dance and play - some hopes today!

The village 'bobby'. London's reorganized police force went on duty in 1829. British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel introduced the legislation establishing the new police force, hence the popular nickname for London police, "bobbies" or "Peelers". We always used to see the Bobby on his bike when I was young.

The village 'bobby'. London's reorganized police force went on duty in British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel introduced the legislation establishing the new police force, hence the popular nickname for London police, "bobbies" or "Peelers"

London 1896.

London 1896 - wonderful little fillm showing the crowding and the traffic. Note the hansom cabs. the ad for GrapeNuts!

London in the 1920's-Trafalgar Square

We love the pure abandon of these kids - get in the fountain and cool down - why the heck not! Children in the water fountain in Trafalgar Square, London in the

Dolly birds walking through Carnaby Street. You can see the purple Kleptomania boutique in the corner.

Dolly birds walking through Carnaby Street. You can see the purple Kleptomania boutique in the corner.

Pinterest
Search