Fans leave Colchester United's Layer Road football ground after a league match in the 1960. A Colchester Corporation bus waits to take passengers on the one mile journey into the town centre. A regular shuttle service was run on all match days. The bus is a Bristol K6A registered in 1945 and withdrawn from service in 1964. It may have been used over the next few years as a special to cover extra demand. The picture was most likely taken in 1965.
Tip the lady out of bed is the idea of this village fete sideshow in north Essex during the 1960s. Two bikini clad girls take it in turn to be tipped out of bed every time a ball hit the target above them.
Throughout the 1960s members of Colchester Rovers Cycling Club gathered at the Kings Arms, Elmstead Market, near Colchester, Essex, where a group of them rode old bikes from the Malseed Collection. This one is a penny-farthing or ordinary bicycle. The rider is probably the owner, John Malseed.
A military band parades along Colchester High Street. The band would have been stqationed with their regiment at Colchester Garrison at this time in spring of 1963. They were part of a parade led by a squad of police officers followed by the town mayor up the High Street against the newly introduced one way system.
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The girls of the Colchester Post Office netball team were regularly one of the top two teams in the local netball league during the 1960s. Here they are seen (darker skirts) on the attack during one of their matches.
Young girl in hired rowboat on the River Stour between Dedham, Essex and Flatford, Suffolk - best known as Constable Country after landscape painter John Constable. The boats and clothing fashion may have changed, but hiring rowing boats is still very popular with visitors.
Passengers relax on board the Paddle Steamer Waverley off the west coast of Scotland, September 1960. This was an excursion trip from Glasgow and Rothesay, Isle of Bute, to Ayr races. Waverley was still in regular service on west coast of Scotland at that time. It is now the only surviving paddle steamer and travels around the British coast doing day excursions from various pick-up points.
The boys of HMS Ganges perform a gymnastics display for the crowd at a display in the Colchester area during the 1960s. The displays were a popular feature of local fetes and country shows during the period Ganges was in operation at Shotley, Suffolk. The shore based naval training establishement was opened in 1945 and closed in 1976.
Puppeteer manipulates her shadow puppet behind the screen which the audience view. A narrator told the story with the puppeteers supplying voices for the characters. Subsidised by the Arts Council the Midlands based group, Magic Lantern, entertained at schools, theatres and folk clubs across the country. The shows varied according to the age of the audiences.
People enjoy the sunshine at a 1960s village summer fete. A man is bowling - probably for a pig, live or dead - with onlookers including a Cockney Pearly King who visited the event on a fund raising mission.
Jenny Cross ran an accordion class for all ages during the 1960s and she was a popular figure with her pupils entertaining at local concerts and other events in the Colchester area during the 1960s. The group also won many awards at regional and national competitions.