First there was the Carnival,
then there was the Fair. I’ve written before about the Fair in Chelmsford’s Central Park. Now, in celebration of the Living in 1966 programme (BBC1 Wednesday 7.30), after you’ve remembered the music, the pirate radio ships, the mods and the rockers, you can read a chapter from the forthcoming Beyond the Beehive.
In this chapter Linda and Sandra are going the Fair together. Sandra is still dreaming of Danny, her bad-boy boyfriend. Linda is just looking forward to an exciting evening – the Dodgems, the Ghost Train, the Waltzers, and hearing some good music, including Dream Lover by Bobby Darin.
Read more about Beyond the Beehive here as you listen to Bobby Darin whose hair indicated that he was a bit of a rocker, but whose suits were really quite sharp (the song starts 46 seconds in).