It was the seventies, and I distinctly remember one ijit having his ears pierced by his mate (a drawing pin was the preferred instrument) on a school window sill on the corridor outside Room 5, if I recall correctly. Ah yes, we had to make our own entertainment back then (when we weren’t listening to Radio 1 on plastic, Hong Kong made ‘transistor radios’). Stuart Bailie has similar memories from a similar time, only it was Indian Ink and tatoos in his case. A great new blog from the BBC!
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