The Manchester Evening News, after discussions with Julian Lord, Teddy Boy and author of TEDDY BOYS, A Concise History, decided to produce an article on the Teddy Boys. As a result there was a photo shoot at the Footage pub (formerly the Grosvenor Picture Palace) on Oxford Road, Manchester on the afternoon of Saturday 30th March 2013 (Easter Saturday) THIS WAS AN IMPORTANT EVENT, and a number of Teddy Boys and Teddy Girls attended the event. The Manchester Evening News requested that all the 'troops' (their words) wear their full drapes and they did!.
The Footage pub was chosen because it was formerly the Grosvenor Picture Palace in the 1950's and this would have been a traditional Teddy Boy venue, so it was felt that this was a good location for the shoot. The reason that the Manchester Evening News decided on the articles is because there is an increasing interest in the 1950's in the media at the moment, and specifically in the Teds.
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