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January 4, 2021

Mum & Dad: The Cool Photo Album of a Swinging Sixties Couple

The Swinging Sixties were a time of great change and contrasts, emphasising modernity and fun-loving hedonism, with Swinging London as its centre. Teenagers and the working class started to have a voice.

The Swinging Sixties saw a flourishing in art, music and fashion, and was symbolised by the city’s “pop and fashion exports”.

During the 1960s, London underwent a “metamorphosis from a gloomy, grimy post-war capital into a bright, shining epicentre of style”.

Despite shaping the popular consciousness of Britain in the 1960s, however, Swinging London was a West End-centred phenomenon that only happened among young, middle class people, and was considered “simply a diversion” by some of them.

Here below is an album of cool vintage photos from Gareth Wonfor that shows lovely moments of his parents Patricia Wood (mum), Roy Wonfor (dad) during the 1960s. They were married in 1969.


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