A university student is looking to uncover stories of the last surviving Teddy Boys and Girls of the 1950s in the Cotswolds.
Ruby Taylor, a student at The University of the West of England is doing research for her dissertation which will explore the untold stories of Teddy Boys and Girls from all over Britain in the 1950s and early 60s.
She wants to discover the truth about what it really meant to be a ‘Ted’ at this time.
The Teddy boys and girls of the 1950’s were the first generation of British teenage rebels.
They shocked the nation with their Brylceemed hair, their drainpipe trousers and their rock n roll music.
Ruby said: “Sadly many are no longer with us so I am doing research into the memories of last surviving Teddy Boys and Girls of the 1950s in the Cotswolds.
“I want to try to uncover the truth of what it meant to be a Ted for some original research I’m doing for my university degree.
“To do this I would love to hear your stories and experiences of being a Ted at this time.
“Why did you become a Ted? What clothes did you wear? What did you get up to in your free time –did you go to dances or to the cinema? Can you remember going out together as Teddy boy and Teddy girl?
“What reactions did you get from parents, teachers and other adults? What did it mean to you to be a Teddy boy or a Teddy girl?
“Have you kept the faith and stuck with some of the style and music of the time into older age?
“Are there any Teddy Boys and Girls who got married back in the 50s and 60s still together?
“I would be really interested in all your memories of the time.”
If you have any memories or stories to share, email Ruby at Ruby3.Taylor@live.uwe.ac.uk