Teddy Boys admiring the view on Clapham Common in 1954. This was a year after the infamous Teddy Boy Murder in which John Ernest Beckley (17) Apprentice Electrical Engineer, from Walworth, South London died of his stab wounds after he was attacked along with his friends on Clapham Common by a local Teddy Boy Gang known as the Plough Boys. ______________________________________________________________________ In 1953, the major newspapers reported on the sweeping trend in men's fashion across.
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