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Watch The BBC’s 1969 Documentary On British Skinhead And Hell’s Angel Culture

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IN 1969, the BBC profiled Skinhead culture.

* What’s The Truth About Hells Angels and Skinheads is a BBC ‘Man Alive’ documentary from 1969. With Angels and Skins neck and neck in the contemporary Folk Devil stakes, presenter Harold Williamson decides to meet and talk with members of each group and, crucially, to speak to their parents, in order to find out what they’re really like. He does, and it makes for interesting viewing.

 

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You can see some fabulous photographs of London Skinheads 1979-1984 here.

 

And anything’s got to be better than being a hippy.

 

A confrontation over the railings between Skinheads and Hippies at the Endell Street School, London. The owners of the school were granted a possession order for the school, which had been taken over by squatters. Date: 24/09/1969

A confrontation over the railings between Skinheads and Hippies at the Endell Street School, London. The owners of the school were granted a possession order for the school, which had been taken over by squatters. Date: 24/09/1969

 

The story of the picture you see above is here.