Just a Reprise (stolenfairytale) wrote in little_details,
Just a Reprise

Early sixties norms bastard children/hippie movement in the UK

Okay, I have two questions.

1. If people suspected that a woman who was married had a child with someone else, because of the child's appearance (ex. dark auburn hair and brown eyes from a blond-haired blue-eyed set of parents) how would the child and the mother be treated in about 1959 to about 1967? I'm having trouble figuring out how to google it and am not coming up with anything.

2. The hippie movement in the UK. Wiki says that they had "peace convoys" and went to musical festivals at Stonehenge, but doesn't give much more information, when did the movement really come to the UK? Would the term "hippie" still be used, or is "New age traveller" more appropriate? Wiki seems to say that these were more popular in the 1980s, and if they had a permanent home and didn't travel constantly, would it still be a proper term?

I learned that the peace symbol came from the UK and was embraced by the US, but was it widely used to mean peace in the UK or just nuclear disarmament?
Tags: 1960-1969, uk: history (misc), ~childrearing

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