MODS

10-05-19

Met the PhotoBuddies in town yesterday, not for a PhotoWalk (the weather has been pretty dismal over the last week) but to have a look at the MODS exhibition at the New Walk Museum. A bit of nostalgia for the old folks.

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There wasn’t much light so I had to use 1600asa on the Olympus EPL1, being an older digital camera it does introduce a bit of noise to the images.

Fashion
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I was still at school when the MOD scene hit, I had various pairs of hipster trousers which looked great, but were made from a wool blend of material, I can’t wear wool next to my skin, it makes me itch, a bit like prickly heat, but I put up with it just to look cool !

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I loved this style of boot.

Scooters
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Apart from the clothes, and music, scooters were the main statement of MOD culture. After borrowing friends scooters I decided they were not for me, felt far too unsafe on the road, so I bought a motor bike and changed over to be a rocker. The Beatle boots looked great with bell bottom jeans.

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Never went this far, just the bell bottom jeans, a leather jacket, T Shirt, and white silk scarf.

Pinball
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Used to go to a bikers cafe to play the pinball machines, very similar to this one.

Autochanger
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Someone gave me one of these a few years ago, I would love to get it it restored to play the old 45’s I’ve got from the 1960’s.

Il Rondo
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After seeing the Easy Rider film in 1969 I decided the Hippie life was for me, so fickle. The Il Rondo was a music venue in the town centre, saw some great bands there, Genesis, King Crimson, Barclay James Harvest, Jethro Tull, and Caravan to name just a few. The building is still standing having gone through many reincarnations, mainly restaurants.

Really enjoyed the exhibition, and found I knew some of the contributors.

11 thoughts on “MODS

  1. Sue (Mac's Girl)

    Thanks for sharing this trip down memory lane. You’ve captured these images beautifully. I remember the days of MODs and rockers. I was more on the MOD side but my boyfriend at the time was definitely a rocker. It was so much more than just about fashion though, to the point where some of the conflict between the two groups got quite violent, as I recall.

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  2. Prior...

    This is the post I was looking for – the clothes tie into a post I am writing about “blazers”
    – and I am going to link to this post –
    may I share a small image copy of the suits photo – if not – I can just link the blog post
    🙂

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