Looking Back: Teds, Mods and Elvis fans

Here are some more great images from Chris Porsz’s collection.

By Nigel Thornton
Saturday, 31st October 2020, 4:12 am
Sadly, John Houghton has passed away.
Sadly, John Houghton has passed away.

The first photograph shows a group of Teds on Cathedral Square in 1982.

Chris told me he managed to trace John Houghton (in Teddy Boy coat) for his first Reunions book, but he had lost touch with his friends.

Sadly, John has since died but Chris would still like to trace the others for his next book which he is currently researching.

The Elvis fan

He would also like to find the family on the bench.

The picture of an Elvis fan and his mate was taken on Bridge Street in 1980.

Sadly the Elvis fan died a few years ago but who was his friend?

The picture of the mods was also taken on Bridge Street (outside Marks&Spencer) a few years later in 1982. Does anyone know who they were?

Do you recognise these Mods in Bridge Street?