Tales From When I Were A Lad: More snapshots from a time that Health & Safety forgot

By Andrew Davies

Take a nostalgic trip back to a time when children played on the street, the local bobby could clip your ear and anywhere beyond Bridlington was an exotic holiday.

Awwww, the old days. A time when grime were fashionable, school sports a menace and exotic holidays were anywhere you couldn’t cycle to.

Take a nostalgic trip back to a time before risk assessment and child welfare, when teachers could belt you over the backside with any hard object smaller than a kettle, and kids could buy fireworks and light casual bonfires.

 Jam-packed with photos that could be never taken today. Children pose on walls, lean out of high-speed fairground rides and sit happily in the middle of road junctions.

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 05 Sep 2013
Pages: 144
ISBN: 978-1-909396-22-7
Andrew Davies has written a variety of comedy books for the Portico imprint including the original When I Were A Lad and its successors; School Lad, Nipper, Lass and Meerkat. He\'s vented his fury in the Ivor Grump books, including The Grumpy Drivers\' Handbook and The Grumpy Golfers\' Handbook, and some sports nostalgia books under the alias of Captain William Featherstone-Dawes.However the most fun he\'s had was writing the captions for 101 Sports Not To Try.