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    Posted March 30, 2013 by
    cabsaab900
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    Barnsley, United Kingdom
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    What the late 1960s really looked like

    Old & New

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     cabsaab900 took this picture of his wife in 1969 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. "Sixties fashion was a changing decade, very dated in the early part and trendy and totally different at the end," he says.
    - PM91, CNN iReport producer

    The 60s were the decade I became an adult, in 1960 I was 15 and left school to work on the railways and by the end of the decade in 1969 I was married with a child.

    The photo taken in 1969 is a link between the old and the new and shows my wife, Sue, on the running board of a steam engine.

    The old is represented by the steam locomotive as by that time in Britain the only steam engines left were shunting sidings as this one does, the new is the mini-skirt which all girls and young women were wearing by the end of the 60s.
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