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School Songs and Gym Slips: Grammar Schools in the 1950s and 1960s [Paperback]

Marilyn Yurdan
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1 Mar 2012
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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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (1 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752461214
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752461212
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Marilyn Yurdan attended Holton Park Grammar School for Girls in Oxfordshire during the 1950s. She went on to work as Assistant Custodian at the University of Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre for twenty-two years. 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 and '60s.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy memories 29 Dec 2012
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School Songs and Gymslips brought back happy memories of my time at Holton Park Girl's Grammar School.
Thank you to Marilyn Yurdan for writing the book (I think I was in the year above Marilyn at school)
This book would probably be enjoyed by anyone who attended a girl's grammar school in the 1950s/1960s.
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