Golf: Those Were the Days

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Author: Captain William Featherstone-Dawes

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781907554438

Category: Humor

Page: 144

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In the good old days of golf one could thrash a “gutta percha” with a “mashie niblick” over the old course at St Andrews, have a damned fine lunch in the clubhouse and still have change from a guinea. Those Were The Days: Golf is a photo book full of weird and wonderful photos from the early days of golf, accompanied by a sparkling commentary, delivered in a Pathé news style that wouldn’t go amiss delivered by Mr Cholmondley-Warner (of Harry Enfield fame). Unfeasibly large plus fours, society ladies out for a bash and weird golf inventions all make their way into a book that fits into the same series format as When I Were A Lad.... Find even more humourous nostalgia in: When I Were a Lad... (9781907554001), When I Where a School Lad... (9781907554148), When I Were a Nipper... (9781907554360) and Those Were the Days: Football (9781843400001).

Football

Those Were the Days

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Author: Andrew Davies,Captain William Featherstone-Dawes

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781907554445

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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Offers a historical and humorous look at the early days of soccer through old photographs of the game, the players, and the fans.

When I Were A Lad...

Snapshots From A Time That Health & Safety Forgot

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Author: Andrew T Davies

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781907554001

Category: Humor

Page: 144

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The sleeper hit of Christmas 2009 - more than 4,000 copies sold through Bookscan. A book to send shivers down the spine of any parent who has spent years protecting their children from the slightest bump and bash. A glorious romp though some of the most reckless photos from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s, tagged with side-splitting captions. Ah, the past. A time when children could play in the snow without a helmet, crampons and a risk assessment report. When footballs were made from rhino hide and cricket was played with one pad, if you were lucky. When I Were a Lad... looks at the glorious-yet-risky childhoods of yesteryear before the Health and Safety officers told us we couldn’t do everything because it was too dangerous. It reflects on a time when children were allowed in with the animals at London Zoo; a time before the car seatbelt was invented (let alone used); a time when you were allowed to dress up endangered species in goalkeeping kit and take penalties against them. The authors have trawled through the major historic archives to find some glorious photo opportunities where the safety angle of the participants was the last thing anyone thought of. Children perch happily on lethal, limb-mangling machinery, stand all-smiles on live crocodiles, feed brown bears with their hands and get scooped from the street by passing tram conductors! These truly were the days that Health and Safety forgot, back when I were a lad...