“I was backpacking around the world,” writes Terry from Sydney. He arrived in the UK in October 1978. “My return ticket from Sydney to Europe arrived and departed from London. Although I was travelling for about 7 months, I only spent a week at each end of the trip in London. I spent most of the time in France and the USA. London was my first experience of being in a foreign land and of being a foreigner.
“I remember the man selling daffodils because he had a very loud, rough voice. His accent was like one of the characters in the TV show Steptoe and Sons. However, instead of scrap iron, he was selling these beautiful flowers.”
Would you like to support Flashbak?
Please consider making a donation to our site. We don't want to rely on ads to bring you the best of visual culture. You can also support us by signing up to our Mailing List. And you can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For great art and culture delivered to your door, visit our shop.