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Mods

By Chiddy  
Taken on Paignton Seafront.

Do you think he has enough mirrors, horns and lights !!!!!!!!!!!!!

From the early to mid-1960s young, mainly working class, Britons with cash to spend joined one of two youth movements.

The Mods wore designer suits protected by Parka jackets and were often armed with coshes and flick-knives. They rode Vespa or Lambretta scooters bedecked with mirrors and mascots and listened to Ska music and The Who.

Rockers rode motorbikes - often at 100mph with no crash helmets - wore leathers and listened to the likes of Elvis and Gene Vincent.

Inevitably the two gangs clashed. The 1964 Whitsun weekend violence in Brighton was famously dramatised in the film Quadrophenia (1979).

Tags: Photo journalism Mods General Transport Scooter Vespa

Voters: Cormy, bokeh, helenlinda and 2 more


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Cormy 8 3 England
24 Oct 2010 11:27AM
Great capture.Enjoyed the narrative.
Cheers
Alan

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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2010 3:14PM
Well composed with the backdrop of the sea and boats - how many more mirrors can it take !!!!!
Helen

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