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The Prefab Kid

The spartan fifties, with their shortages and continued wartime rationing were a black time for adults, but for children the decade was a magical era - the last, perhaps, of true childhood innocence.

Gregory Holyoake, the Prefab Kid, has total recall of his earlier years when as a self-possessed only child, he was lovingly indulged by his doting Mum and Gran.

He writes of his cosy prefab home, his toys, Saturday morning pictures, school and the arrival of television. The frailties and foibles of the grown-ups are brilliantly observed through the eyes of a small boy whose sparkling memories will enchant all who share them.

 

 

The Prefab Kid, Gregory Holyoake


ISBN/Cat.No... 978 185770 1753
Publisher: SB Publications
Published: 7/12/1998
Pages: 180 pages

Price: £7.95

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'Lots of old fashioned happiness'
Vintage Views of Deal & Walmer, Gregory Holyoake

ISBN: 978 185770 3634
Publisher: SB Publications
Published: 20/11/2010
Pages: 120

Price: £11.99

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Vintage Views of Deal & Walmer

Postcards from the Golden Age – Deal’s historian, Gregory Holyoake, has been collecting postcards for around forty years to illustrate his numerous books and articles.

He has assembled a collection of over two hundred rare vintage viewcards dating from the Victorian and Edwardian period. These are presented thematically with extended captions that tell the fascinating story of this celebrated seaside resort in its heyday.

 

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