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Cheltenham Mods and Rockers

Is Cheltenham really "a place to pass the time before you pass out?" Is a lack of facilities causing tensions between mods and rockers who should be out enjoying the countryside?

Non-Fiction 1965 10 mins

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ATV Today reporter David Lloyd ventures into a rocker cafe to find out what caused the punch ups between the 'greasers' and their sworn rivals the mods. He then talks to some local 'faces' about the mod set-up. Rockers kicking over a mod scooter is one thing, but when the local policeman shows the weapons seized it all becomes much more serious. Into this tense atmosphere come the Rolling Stones seen briefly in their limousine heading towards a concert at the local Odeon.