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Turn Back Time 1970s. Turn Back Time Notes. The Way We Were: Britain at the Start of the Seventies. The 70s. The 70s started where the 60s left off.

The 70s

Hippy ideas and fashions were becoming part of mainstream culture. In the 70s, everyone wore flares; technological advances brought many improvements to home life, and travel abroad, became accessible to many more people. The 70s though, was also a time of economic strife and Britain's standing in the world seemed to sink to a new low. The big new luxury for many people in the 70s was colour television. 25 pictures that show brutal reality of poverty in 1960s and 1970s Manchester and Salford. Five children and two babies huddle together in tiny beds in a powerful image capturing the brutal reality of poverty in sixties Manchester .

25 pictures that show brutal reality of poverty in 1960s and 1970s Manchester and Salford

In another photograph, a group of young boys play happily in the burnt-out wreckage of a car abandoned on a typical terraced street. The images were taken over four years by photographer Nick Hedges on behalf of the charity Shelter. His haunting brief was to travel the country to capture homelessness and the hidden horrors of abject deprivation faced by millions of families.

The subsequent collection of images from Greater Manchester and beyond were used in Shelter publications and briefing documents sent to the government, helping to reveal true-life conditions and spark social change. Read: Revealed: Incredible pictures give glimpse into working class life in Salford and Manchester during 1960s Read: Rare photographs capturing life during the Salford 'slum clearance' go on display. Andrea Ashworth – Once in a House on Fire. ONCE IN A HOUSE ON FIRE,  by Andrea Ashworth. By Andrea Ashworth (b. 1969) July 12, 1998 By CAROL WEST My father drowned when I was 5 years old,'' Andrea Ashworth writes of her early years with her sister Laurie. ''By the time I was 6, our mother's stomach was swollen full of a third child. . . .

ONCE IN A HOUSE ON FIRE,  by Andrea Ashworth

A looming, red-faced man, quite a bit older than her, stepped into our house for tea and was introduced to Laurie and me as our new daddy.'' Biography Andrea Ashworth's memoir, Once in a House on Fire, recounts her story of growing up in inner-city Manchester in the 1970s and '80s. The award-winning book has been adapted for the stage and is currently being made into a feature film. As a child Andrea sought ways to escape through books and imagination, solidarity with her sisters and encouragement from teachers.

At eighteen, she won a place to study at Oxford University, where she earned her B.A., M.A. and D.Phil., and went on to become a lecturer then Junior Research Fellow in English Literature. Hitting Home - Domestic violence Dr. Why? Andrea Ashworth. Andrea Ashworth "Writing this was a real sanity-saving exercise.

Andrea Ashworth

" Andrea Ashworth is speaking about her book "Once in a House on Fire" which has been praised by reviewers such as Carol West of the NY Times, who called it a "mesmerizing and poetic memoir of violence, abuse, racism and poverty. " Dr. Catharsis of memories held like jewellery in a box. Having left Oxford and gone to the US, academic Andrea Ashworth found herself overwhelmed by the past.

Catharsis of memories held like jewellery in a box

She tells Harriet Swain how writing a chilling account of her violent childhood helped lay the ghosts to rest Andrea Ashworth has enormous eyes. 1970 vs 2010: 40 years when we got older, richer and fatter. You smoked heavily.

1970 vs 2010: 40 years when we got older, richer and fatter

You missed out on university. You didn't take foreign holidays. You didn't have a car. BBC History Magazine's History Weekend: Dominic Sandbrook on the 1970s. Andrea Ashworth. Andrea Ashworth (born 1969) is an English writer and academic, known for her memoir Once in a House on Fire, which won the Somerset Maugham Award from the Society of Authors in 1999.

Andrea Ashworth

Early life and education[edit] Ashworth was born in Manchester in 1969. She studied at Xaverian college in Manchester[1] She studied at Hertford College, Oxford, where she was a scholar.[2] She later became a Junior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford.[3] Career[edit] Parents: Author Andrea Ashworth on being abused as a child. When I was a little girl, my mother wore sunglasses a lot of the time - even when it was raining.

Parents: Author Andrea Ashworth on being abused as a child

Under the glasses, her skin would be swollen and sometimes cut. My sisters and I watched each bruise go through its sickening rainbow - scarlet, purple and yellow, green, black and blue - before her face was itself again. My father had drowned when I was five years old, my little sister three. Andy Beckett recalls the 1970s. In 1980 the fogeyish British journalist Christopher Booker published a book called The Seventies.

Andy Beckett recalls the 1970s

He had previously written one about "the revolution in English life" in the 50s and 60s, but this time his subject left him less excited. "Of all the decades of the twentieth century," he wrote, "it would be hard to pick out one with a less distinctive, recognisable character... What was the Seventies sound, the Seventies look? What was the Seventies 'image'? " Instead of a memorable culture, he said, the decade offered Britons "a kind of long, rather dispiriting interlude", a dreary "anticlimax" after the hopes and excitements that had come before. Summing up decades is a risky business, never more so than when done instantly, and recent years have not been kind to Booker's prediction.

Think of the hit BBC TV series Life On Mars, with its laddish 1973 of Ford Cortinas and cocky policemen. And, these days, the influence of the 70s is magnified by demographics. Why does the 1970s get painted as such a bad decade?