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Mods, Plods And A Dog In A Box: Scooters 1950-1969

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A group of mods on their scooters.    (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

A group of mods on their scooters. 1964 (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

 

In praise of the scooter in British culture. Lots more here.

 

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31st March 1964:  Mods on scooters at Clacton-on-Sea in Essex.  (Photo by Terry Disney/Express/Getty Images)

31st March 1964: Mods on scooters at Clacton-on-Sea in Essex. (Photo by Terry Disney/Express/Getty Images)

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Reverend William Shergold discussing an outing with members of the Hackney 59 Club.   (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Reverend William Shergold discussing an outing with members of the Hackney 59 Club. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

August 1958:  Scooter riders Ron Edney of London and his girlfriend Jean Keyser. Jean is wearing a wig with a specially strengthened base designed by London hairdresser Raymond with the fashion conscious female motorcyclist in mind.  (Photo by Ken Harding/BIPs/Getty Images)

August 1958: Scooter riders Ron Edney of London and his girlfriend Jean Keyser. Jean is wearing a wig with a specially strengthened base designed by London hairdresser Raymond with the fashion conscious female motorcyclist in mind. (Photo by Ken Harding/BIPs/Getty Images)

A woman riding a Vespa motorcycle past a motorist in a car.    (Photo by Harry Todd/Getty Images)

A woman riding a Vespa motorcycle past a motorist in a car. (Photo by Harry Todd/Getty Images)

August 1958:  Scooter riders Ron Edney of London and his girlfriend Jean Keyser. Jean is wearing a wig with a specially strengthened base designed by London hairdresser Raymond with the fashion conscious female motorcyclist in mind.  (Photo by Ken Harding/BIPs/Getty Images)

August 1958: Scooter riders Ron Edney of London and his girlfriend Jean Keyser. Jean is wearing a wig with a specially strengthened base designed by London hairdresser Raymond with the fashion conscious female motorcyclist in mind. (Photo by Ken Harding/BIPs/Getty Images)

 

July 1962:  Charles Tumbridge riding his scooter through the streets of Kensal Rise, London, with his pet dog susie in his mobile kennel.  (Photo by Frank Martin/BIPs/Getty Images)

July 1962: Charles Tumbridge riding his scooter through the streets of Kensal Rise, London, with his pet dog susie in his mobile kennel. (Photo by Frank Martin/BIPs/Getty Images)

circa 1964:  Mimi Kenny and Vicki de Rin on their Lambretta scooter.  (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

circa 1964: Mimi Kenny and Vicki de Rin on their Lambretta scooter. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Models Glenda Warrington (left) and Caroline Whineray demonstrate the extra freedom and mobility afforded by the latest culotte dresses for nurses, 16th October 1967. The uniforms will be on show at the London Nursing Exhibition at Seymour Hall. October 16, 1967 (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Models Glenda Warrington (left) and Caroline Whineray demonstrate the extra freedom and mobility afforded by the latest culotte dresses for nurses, 16th October 1967. The uniforms will be on show at the London Nursing Exhibition at Seymour Hall. October 16, 1967 (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

 

In praise of the scooter in British culture. Lots more here.

  • Fred Johansen

    The first couple of photos were definitely NOT 1964

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