The Excalibur Estate in South London like many similar estates of prefabricated houses was erected to meet the housing shortage after the mass bombing of British cities by Germany in WW2. Designed to last for 10 years many of them lasted well into the 1970s. The Excalibur was one of the last such estates.
In 1966 Anthony J Sargeant and his wife drove their Austin A35 van across Europe and ended up in Sibenik – in what was then Yugoslavia (now Croatia). This delightful small square in the old part of the town had a little restaurant where we ate most days during our stay. This photograph looks as if it was taken around lunchtime. Tony’s wife can be seen standing by the wall at the extreme right of the picture.
via Sibenik in 1966 – a small square where we ate most days during our stay — Tony Anthony J Sargeant
Anthony Sargeant (in his mis-spent youth years) worked as a lifeguard at Bellingham Swimming Pool in the summers of 1963 and 1965. Here his shift partner Ken (who was a lovely young man) is seen with two of the regular young girls from Catford County Girls School who spent a lot of time at the pool. They are wearing parkas of the kind that were favoured by ‘mods’ on their scooters.
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