Cup of Tea Tales
By David M Cameron
Cup of Tea TalesDec 14, 2021
'Cup of Tea Tales' –Winter and Christmas Parties at Harehills County Primary School in the 1960s. Balaclavas, Scarves, Gloves Drying on the Radiators.
The fun and excitement of the final few days before the start of the Christmas Holidays. School in the 1960s in the north of England.
'Cup of Tea Tales' - Woodhouse Feast, Roundhay Park Fair and Other Delights.
Memories of the late 1950s and 1960s visiting fun fairs in Leeds.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Roundhay Park, Leeds – A Glorious Gem of a Place! Part of My History.
Some memories of growing up and spending time in Roundhay Park, Leeds. 1950s to 1970s.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’- Wild Extravagant Youth. Your Mother Warned You about Boys Like Us.
The world of teenage parties in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
'Cup of Tea Tales' – How to Impress (or not) at Lidgett Park, St Edmund's and assorted Youth Clubs in the 1960s.
Further first steps into meeting girls in the late 1960s. An example of how not to do it and then?
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – November Fog and Smog. The Curse of Late Autumn and a Blight for Travellers.
The experiences of fog from the 1950s to the 1990s in Leeds and the UK.
David's Bookshelf Issue 11
An update of the latest news about my writing and a review of three independently published novels.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ –Adolescence, the Lack of Preparedness and the Desire to Meet Girls. Youth Clubs in the 1960s.
Being interested in meeting girls and taking the first tentative steps in the 1960s. Youth Clubs.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – The Ones that Got Away! Gone Fishing, Hook, Line and Sinker!
Fishy tales from the late 1950s and 1960s.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – The Cow and Calf, Ilkley Moors and My Older Brother. My Introduction to Danger.
A visit to the Cow and Calf Rocks and my first climbing adventure. It was a good job my mother didn't know what we were doing in 1968.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – The Crack of Leather on Willow, Zulu attack, Pole Vaulting and we are all in for the High Jump.
School summer sports and the echoes of past times.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ –Experiences of the 1960s. A Personal View of the Changing Times.
Inoculations, Nit Nurses, The National Health Service, Package Holidays and Immigration. A time of great change.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – The Early Years of Schooling.
Stories of Youth – The Early Years of Schooling. Dinner Ladies, Barber Shops, PE Lessons. Memories of the 1960s that Last a Lifetime.
Cup of Tea Tales - Childhood Games in the 1960s
Assorted games that were played in primary schools in the 1960s. Conkers, Marbles, whip-n-tops, and slides are just some of the games we played.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – The Changing World of Work. From My Grandparents to Today.
A personal history of the changing experience of the world of work from the 1940s to the present day.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Playground Adventures in the 1950s and 60s - An Accident Waiting to Happen, Or An Opportunity To Learn?
Oh, what times we had in the playgrounds! A look back at the playgrounds of the 1950s and 1960s, and how we used them.
Cup of Tea Tales - Puberty Blues
The Times They Are a Changing! The Strong Smell of Puberty: Hair, Voice, Muscle, Height, Spots and Deodorant.
Cup of Tea Tales - Dedicated Followers of Fashion
Fashion – Dedicated Followers of Fashion in the 1960s and 1970s. Boodle-Am, Loons, Afghan Coats, Clogs, Tie-dye, and Budgie Jackets.
'Cup of Tea Tales' – Meeting Places! 69-70 The Turning of the Decade.
Hanging out as a teen. Oakwood Clock, the Finger Nail Torture, and Pete's Cellar.
Settling into High School. The Fun Parts: Workshops and Playing Pirates in PE.
The joys of high school in 1967. Yes, there were some, but also some definite lows.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Going Co-Ed and The Conway Field Trip.
Another Eventful Excursion and Some Dreadful Boys. Sixth form life in the early 1970s.
A School Field Trip to Cromer. Illicit Fags, Booze, and the Finger Incident.
Further adventures in the late 1960s. A geography school trip to Cromer.
'Cup of Tea Tales' - School Trips
Harehills CP School Trips, York, Fountains Abbey, and the Pantomime. Oh Yes, It Was, OH NO It Wasn’t! School day trips in the 1960s.
Cup of Tea Tales - The Music of Childhood That Stays With Us Forever!
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Times Tables, Country Dancing, Nursery Rhymes, Singing Lessons, Assemblies. The Music of Childhood That Stays With Us Forever!
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Scarborough, the Resort of the North
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Scarborough, the Resort of the North - More than Just the Beach and the Front. History, Culture and Punch and Judy! memories of the 1950s and 1960s.
David's Bookshelf Issue 10
A review of a famous artist's autobiography, Me by Elton John, and two reviews of self-published novels. Further updates on my latest novel.
Cup of Tea Tales – It’s That Time of the Year. Oh! I Do Like To Be Beside
Cup of Tea Tales – It’s That Time of the Year. Oh! I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside! Adventures at Sewerby, Bridlington, Robin Hood’s Bay, and Flamborough Head. Knitted Trunks, Sand Blasted and Scoured, Sunburn, and the Flying Socks Caper!
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Drugs, Sex and Rock and Roll. The changing face of Youth Culture from the 1950s to 1970s and How it Affected a Local Leeds Boy.
A short journey through teen culture from the 1950s to the early 1970s, through the eyes of a Leeds boy.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – A Stroke of Luck. My Holiday Job at Wallace Arnold’s (WASS), Hunslet Road, Budget Rent a Car, Smokey and the Spaghetti Dinner - the Gift that Kept Giving!
My holiday job in 1973 and some of the adventures. Reminiscences of life in Leeds, in the north of England.
'Cup of Tea Tales' – One of My first Jobs, Wraggs Motor Cycles, Leeds.
'Cup of Tea Tales' – One of My first Jobs, Wraggs Motor Cycles, Leeds.
Adventures with my first job as a van driver two days after passing my driving test in 1971.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Learning to Read, Stainbeck Prep, Harehills C. P. School and Roundhay School. Listen With Mother, Radio Assemblies, Oakwood Library, Secret Seven, Famous Five, The Lion the Witch
Learning to Read, Stainbeck Prep, Harehills C. P. School and Roundhay School. Listen With Mother, Radio Assemblies, Oakwood Library, Secret Seven, Famous Five, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Lord of the Rings.
The journey from learning to read to becoming an author.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – My First Job as a DJ. High Ho Silver Lining Always Got Them on Their Feet. – Summer Nights and the Icy Kiss of Winter Frost. Discos at North Leeds Cricket Club 1971-73!
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ –Pheasants, Rabbits, and Cows Tongues, in the Butchers. Real food, Picked by Your Own Hands. Harvesting the Wild World and the Mushroom Embarrassment! Strawberry Farms and Some Memo
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Other Music Venues and Concerts in Leeds in the 1970s. Leeds University, The Town Hall, The Queens Hall, Fforde Grene, Allerton Grange School, and Youth Club, and One or Two Famou
David’s Bookshelf Issue 9
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Leeds Poly, Thomas Danby College – Rock Culture, Pipers, Chablis, King Crimson, Yes, Wild Nights at Pete’s Cellar in the Late 1960s and Early 70s.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Places to Go in the 1970s. Leeds Nightlife, Pubs, Cinderella Rockerfella’s, the Hoffbrauhaus, Intime and Leeds Colleges.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – My Only Visit to Batley Variety Club. Freddie Starr – Oh, What a Night!
David’s Bookshelf Issue 8
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Further Home Improvements. Bringing the Home into the Modern Era, but Losing Something on the Way.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – They Did What? Home Improvements – Bringing a Pre-War Semi-Detached House into the 1960s and 70s! Coin slot TVs, Fitted Carpets, Central Heating. How Thoroughly Modern!
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Gone Wild! Playing! Childhood Antics and Freedom that Today’s Children Would Envy.
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – School Dinners –Treacle Sponge, Manchester Tart, Spotted Dick, Jam Roly-Poly – the Origins of our Hardening Arteries!
‘Cup of Tea Tales’- Stainbeck Preparatory School, Harehills County Primary School, Dip Pens, Inkwells, Pea Shooters, Learning to Write. Happy Times!
David’s Bookshelf Issue 7
‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – First School – Stainbeck Preparatory School – Stainbeck Lane near Chapel Allerton. Growing up in Leeds in the 1950s-60s.
Cup of Tea Tales - A Trip to the Pictures. The Dominion, the Clock Cinema and Many Others.
A personal look back at life in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s in the North of England.