The Mod Revival
At the start of 1979 few people in my age bracket would have even heard of Mods. But by the end of that year everyone was aware of exactly what a Mod was. A full scale Mod revival had burst on to the youth scene in Britain, and although it had its roots in 1978, it was certainly 1979 that was the year of the Mod revival.
Mods vs Rockers in Brighton's Battle of the Beach Chairs, 1964
One of my favourite things to come across when I'm researching is a snapshot from history that I'm completely unfamiliar with. A forgotten story to re-discover, another clue to the bigger picture or just a bizarre anecdote from the past; these are my little treasures hiding under rocks. And today, I