The Hippies And The Beatniks O

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In the 1960s Miles Wootton up-dated one of the best-known traditional British folk songs, though it seems rather less modern and amusing now. Rather than put on photographs of hippies and beatniks (which look posed and laughably old-fashioned to me) the photos are mostly of Woodcraft Folk camps, an organisation which our family was closely involved with for many years and which thrives to this day. The very old pic is 1928 Woodcraft. The top photo is of a Scottish folk camp and the last 2 photos are German and Hungarian I think; not Woodcraft anyway! There are folk camps in every civilised country, and one way or another all are about harmony, which we could certainly do with these days.

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