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  • Notting Hill Carnival 1970s

    Notting Hill Carnival in The Seventies and Eighties

    1970s, 1980s, Everyday People • 2876 Views

    As this year’s Notting Hill Carnival looms on the horizon, we thought we’d treat you with two sets of pictures from the world famous London event that started way back in 1966.

    The first selection of candid photos were taken by photographer Tony Withers in 1978. Keep an eye out for kraut rocker Holger Czukay from legendary German band Can with his recording equipment.The second batch of pictures are from 1981, and were taken by Flickr member and photographer Normko, check out more of his wonderful work from the seventies in our It Ain’t nothing But a Houseparty post. Continue Reading

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  • Mice

    Of Mice and Men

    1990s • 813 Views

    One of the lighter articles we’ve done here at VoEA that’s for sure! whilst surfing the net, we came across a ‘thing’ that people seem to do, and that’s making little mice people/characters… Obviously a small bunch but this hobby also pops up in the movie ‘Date Night’ with Steve Carrell. The idea seems to be to make small furry toy versions of famous people, or characters from everyday life (so it seems). To cut a short story even shorter, we’ve picked out 20 faves from ‘The House of Mouse’ group on Flickr for your delight. See if you can guess who they are before hovering your cursor over the picture to reveal all! Continue Reading

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  • 1970s Wedding Reception

    Seventies Wedding Reception

    1970s, Everyday People • 1622 Views

    Regular readers of Voices of East Anglia may have noticed that we do like to post pictures by photographer Nick DeWolf. Usually we post our finds from his huge archive collection once a month, however when we found these funky seventies wedding reception photos amongst his assortment of pictures we thought we’d bend the rules and share them. Continue Reading

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  • Kellee Patterson

    Kellee Patterson – A Maiden’s Voyage

    1970s, Music • 1455 Views

    As a young neighbour of the Jackson 5, Kellee Patterson was often in direct competition with those crazy kids when it came to local talent shows in Gary, Indiana and more often than not honours were even between the young competitors. As they got older the brothers Jackson went on to have more success but many would argue Kellee Patterson was the one with more talent. Continue Reading

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  • Nauga

    Nauga – The Vinyl Monster

    1960s, Retro Advertising • 1125 Views

    The  Nauga is a vinyl beast who looks like he could of been a character in the popular children’s book Where the Wild Things Are – if it was based in a furniture store.

    The Nauga was a mythical monster created for a campaign in the 1960s to market the artificial American leather brand Naugahyde. During that time and into the seventies he appeared in several adverts within the pages of Life magazine, you could regularly see him promoting chairs, golf club bags and suitcases. Continue Reading

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