We’ve scanned this one page article from New Spotlight, March 1969. Pics by Roy Esmonde. 1969 / 60s / New Spotlight Tags: London, roy esmonde share You Might Also Like Miss Kells Contest – 1970 July 15, 2012 Eamonn Dunphy tells it like it really is – 1971 January 6, 2012 Ireland’s First New Town – Life in the Ballymun Housing Scheme – 1968 April 8, 2014 This Post Has 3 Comments marycigarettes 2 May 2015 catherine green’s the one for me…look at the glint in that girls eyes…i would have tried charming her to cadge some purple hearts from the chemist she worked in. jaykay 5 May 2015 Poor ‘ol John Redmond looks as if someone gave him a black eye! Friends of our family went to London around 1961, straight after they were married. He worked as a tunneller, building the new Vicoria Line (part of which actually went nearly under their (then) house in Walthamstow – 3-bed, back-to-back, outdoor toilet. He was earning huge money for the time, much of which was classed as a “danger bonus”, as well as massive overtime. Something like £90 p.w. at the end of the 60s. Mind you, he earned it. And he never drank, so he rapidly went from labourer to ganger to foreman. Great people, they’d give you their last penny. bigiam 17 May 2015 not many like that jaykay,most earned great money,broke their backs getting it and drank nearly all of it. Comments are closed.