The Long Hot Summer of 1976 was the best ever time to be a kid, according to a survey by Rocky chocolate biscuits….
You’ll not be surprised to hear that the authors of ‘Got, Not Got’ are in total agreement, one of them (the slightly younger one) being able to confirm this first hand.
It was the driest summer since 1772 and we spent all day every outdoors, playing football in our Admiral kits and building dams and dens.
The only time we were inside was when we went to bed and when Tiswas was on. Or the Muppets. Or Starsky and Hutch.
We didn’t have PSP3s so we read things called books, you know.
We feel somehow… vindicated.
And all this internet was fields.
More rose-tinted wallowing in the past can be found in ‘Got, Not Got’ which you can buy online here.