My fellow students Pete Ramsden and Nigel Pearson enjoy a roll-up during an intense moment of triangulation
On my course, the highlight of the year was the Easter surveying camp at Llangollen. A lot of beer was consumed and we also produced a map of the beautiful hilly, surrounding countryside.
When it came to fashion, we weren’t burdened by designer labels, they didn’t exist, instead we bought our ‘trendy’ clothes from Wakefields, a sort of Army Surplus store. I bought a lovely fawn army overcoat for a mere 7/6, under 40p.
As far as for my social life was enjoyed, it centred not on campus, but in the city centre, visiting pubs like The Bell and Salutation, where I first met student nurse Kate who I later married. We also visited the three Boat Clubs on the River Trent, where we could see such acts as Jethro Tull, Jeff Beck, The Brian Auger Trinity and Nottingham’s very own, Ten Years After.
The Dungeon Club was a popular venue for Mods, where outside the street was lined with Lambrettas and Vespas, and I must not forget The Beachcomber, which is where I saw the super-group Cream. Very occasionally this venue held all-nighters, but we certainly did not visit the night clubs, they didn’t appeal to us and we couldn’t afford them anyway.