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Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15
Part 16
Part 17
Part 18
Part 19
Part 20
Part 21
Part 22
Part 23
Part 24
Part 25
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Part 1 - "My Grandad would not play Blakes 7 with me"
Was Science fiction scarier than fact?
 
Part 2 - "Famous Shepshedians"
How dare I doubt the gospel according to a Dinnerlady?
 
Part 3 - "The phantom flasher"
Any notions of being "a nonce" were soon banished in '83.
 
Part 4 - "Is he, or isn't he?"
Does my old mate work down the tip, or it he really a faded 80's pop star?
 
Part 5- "Poetic justice"
The moral fable of Lady Isabella Barnett.
 
Part 6 - "The idiot box"
Kelly Monteith - how could you?
 
Part 7 - "My eighties TV hell"
Amazingly with just four channels to choose from, there was so much rubbish!
 
Part 8 - "Social climbing - Shepshed style"
Why a colour telly, a sandwich toaster and dial-a-disc were status symbols!
 
Part 9 - "Ooompah lumpa - stick it up yer Junta!"
Maggie sends our boys to the south Atlantic, then turns up in Shepshed.
 
Part 10 - "Ted Hughes and the tin-man"
Why I so much preferred Larkin and Betjeman!
 
Part 11 - "High School Hell"
How being apprehensive about going to "big school" turned me into a "Skin". Skin being "Skinhead" and not that dopey Channel 4 programme.
 
Part 12 - "For whom the (Shepshed High School) bells toll"
Life and times at "big school".
 
Part 13 - "Bikes, bogs and garden sheds"
Be careful what you wish for!
 
Part 14 - "Consequences, altered cases, broken noses"
Remembering 'Dashing" Stephen Dorrell.
 
Part 15 - "Vicar on a two-stroke"
Happy days in church and the pub!
 
Part 16 - "Skeletors evil empire and Loughborough"
Well I did have to go there for essentials such as records!
 
Part 17 - "I get all the girls"
In my dreams!
 
Part 18 - "Dovecote Days"
C'Mon Yoooo Whiiiii-tes!
 
Part 19 - "Tony Benn and Crooked Spires"
The dreaded school exchange trip!
 
Part 20 - "The Bomb & Citizen Monk"
Protecting our fundamental rights and freedoms.
 
Part 21 - "Gods Cop"
From the beat to the blackboard.
 
Part 22 - "Pap Music"
A time when Mother did not know best!
 
Part 23 - "Dedicated follower of fashion"
Remember Tank tops, cardigans, stay press and Jellybeans? Neither did I!
 
Part 24 - "Shepshed Revisited"
Growing up was hard to do!
 
Part 25 - "Other offences to be taken into consideration"
Other stuff I could not fit in elsewhere!
 
 

Life in Shepshed, 1980-1986