School Songs and Gym Slips by Marilyn Yurdan

School Songs and Gym Slips by Marilyn Yurdan

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What was life really like in a grammar school in the 1950s and '60s? For those educated at a grammar school during their heyday, this time holds very special memories. They were more than just the years of being taught Latin and domestic science, custard and semolina school dinners, and learning about the birds and the bees; they were the formative years of a generation, when those from all walks of life were given a uniform, a code of behaviour and, most importantly, pride in the institution to which they belonged. This generation of Baby Boomers holds a unique place in British history: growing up during the years when the country was emerging from the shadow cast by the Second World War, they were the first youngsters to benefit from the 'mod cons' and innovations which were gradually being introduced. With fascinating memories and details that will resonate with thousands of grammar school pupils across the country, School Songs and Gymslips is a heart-warming collection of the experiences of the author and her contemporaries during a golden era. MARILYN YURDAN attended Holton Park Girls' Grammar School in Oxfordshire during the 1950s and '60s. She has been awarded a Master of Studies in English Local History from the University of Oxford, and has written numerous books, including Oxford in the 1950s & '60s. She lives in Abingdon.

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SKU GOR004114357
Title School Songs and Gym Slips
Author By (author) Marilyn Yurdan
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 2012
Number of Pages 160
ISBN 10 0752461214
ISBN 13 9780752461212
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

What was life really like in a grammar school in the 1950s and '60s? For those educated at a grammar school during their heyday, this time holds very special memories. They were more than just the years of being taught Latin and domestic science, custard and semolina school dinners, and learning about the birds and the bees; they were the formative years of a generation, when those from all walks of life were given a uniform, a code of behaviour and, most importantly, pride in the institution to which they belonged. This generation of Baby Boomers holds a unique place in British history: growing up during the years when the country was emerging from the shadow cast by the Second World War, they were the first youngsters to benefit from the 'mod cons' and innovations which were gradually being introduced. With fascinating memories and details that will resonate with thousands of grammar school pupils across the country, School Songs and Gymslips is a heart-warming collection of the experiences of the author and her contemporaries during a golden era. MARILYN YURDAN attended Holton Park Girls' Grammar School in Oxfordshire during the 1950s and '60s. She has been awarded a Master of Studies in English Local History from the University of Oxford, and has written numerous books, including Oxford in the 1950s & '60s. She lives in Abingdon.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004114357
Title School Songs and Gym Slips
Author By (author) Marilyn Yurdan
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 2012
Number of Pages 160
ISBN 10 0752461214
ISBN 13 9780752461212
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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