The Hind Leg of a Donkey

or growing up in the 1950s and 60s!

Robert (Bob) Smith

BLHS Monthly Meeting Saturday, 13th January 2024

at 7.00 pm, United Reformed Church (above Iceland), Bitterne Precinct

Bob is a retired commercial vehicle engineer, with a lifetime interest in social history, vintage lorries, buses and steam traction engines. He has also been involved restoration and writing articles and books related to these subjects.

Bob was barely three years old when Elizabeth II came to the throne, his formative years started with rationing and free school milk and ended with a baby boom and being told “We’d never had it so good.” This illustrated talk takes you through the first two decades of Elizabeth’s reign, as seen through his eyes living in Hampshire and holidaying in Devon.

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