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chrisMullin ~ See contributions by chrisMullin
Immediately after my high school graduation in the US in 1966, my father was stationed with the military in Germany. After living with my folks for a while in Germany, I packed a bag and headed to London. I told them it was just a vacation, but deep down I had made up my mind I was going to live and work there. To an 18 year old American girl London in the 60"s was the center of the universe! I was convinced my life was destined to be exciting from that point on, and in many ways it was.

Ethnicity Gender Age 1960 Birthplace Arrival Departure Districts District details
CaucasianFemale12Arlington, Va19671969Paddington, Bayswater; Earl's Court; NottinghillgateOver my 2 years in London I lived in 4 different one room bedsitters in the areas listed above, in the order listed.

Deborah P-L ~ See contributions by Deborah P-L

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CaucasianFemale8Washington, D.C.select year

Debrajane ~ See contributions by Debrajane

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caucasianFemale9New Jersey USAselect year

elevy ~ See contributions by elevy

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whiteFemale0Dallasselect year

Gill Palin ~ See contributions by Gill Palin
We used public transport to go everywhere. I went to school at a Convent in Harlesden. Worked at M&S Head office in Baker Street. Had my hair done every week in Carnaby St. Shopped in Church Street Market because my parents came from Marylebone.

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High WycombeFemale1819421968Queen's Park NW6SW6 after marriage

joemaita ~ See contributions by joemaita

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Male6Oaklandselect year

Julie ~ See contributions by Julie
My family moved a lot as my father was disabled and went from business to business, none of them thriving. The gap in the ages above relate to a move to Watford. My parents ran a cafe on the North Circular Road in Neasden, where I could hear pop music to my heart's content. While in Wembley Park I remember seeing queues of girls outside the Rediffusion studio for Ready Steady Go (I think). I remember the tall tower blocks being built in East Acton.

Ethnicity Gender Age 1960 Birthplace Arrival Departure Districts District details
White BritishFemale11Fulhamselect yearFulham, Acton, Hammersmith, Harlesden, Acton again, Neasden, Highgate, Kilburn, Kensal Rise, Wembley ParkIn order as above: baby, 1-4, 5, 5-8, 8-10, 10-11, 12, 12, 15-17, 17-21

Kathleen ~ See contributions by Kathleen
I was a student at SOAS, London University. In the first year I lived in a nearby Hall of Residence, called Canterbury Hall. Then I moved into a flat with student friends, and when they graduated before me, i moved to Hammersmith and lived in a bedsit. I was doing a postgrad MPhil, and then left for India in 1968.

Ethnicity Gender Age 1960 Birthplace Arrival Departure Districts District details
BritishFemale16Birkenhead, Cheshire19621968Bloomsbury, WC1 Brondesbury Park, NW6 Hammersmith, W6Bloomsbury - 18-19 Brondesbury park - 20-23 Hammersmith - 23-24

KingsburyWayne ~ See contributions by KingsburyWayne
Although I know live in Toronto, Canada, my heart will always be in London. Such fond memories of Kingsbury....

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BritishMale0Bombay, India1962select yearFinchley KingsburyFinchley: Age 1 to 2 Kingsbury: Age 2 to 11

Koli ~ See contributions by Koli
I Lived in a little terraced house next to the tube line. we had an outside toilet but we were very posh in that we had the only bathroom in the street. Everyone else went to the Public Baths once a week. All the kids used to "play out" all the time. All the adults, except my parents used to hang over the garden fence and see what was going on. Everyone knew each other's business. if someone in the street died a neighbour went to all the houses with a collection of flowers. we all came out of our houses when the coffin went by. there wasn't much solidarity otherwise as people only mixed with their own families. The Irish were more friendly than the English. Only children visited each others houses,not adults, but mostly we were outside.

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PolishFemale9Londonselect yearFulham, ChiswickFulham up to 18 Chiswick 18 onwards