I have some questions for those that may have lived, or were schooled, in England during the ealry 70s. Your help please if you can offer any. Schooling 1) Were the majority of primary school teachers male or female? 2) What qualifications were needed (if any) for primary school teaching during this period? Similarly for schooling prior to primary, i.e. modern day 'reception classes'. 3) Were prefabricated classrooms already in use, such as the portakabin / portacabin style annexes present in many modern schools? 4) Did all primary schools have uniform? Were they pastel-shades of flannel as I imagine? General 4) What vehicle would be appropriate to carry a local school trip of around 14 passengers, such as the ubiquitous modern-day mini-bus? 5) What sort of injuries could one realistically expect if kicked (hard) by a horse? 6) Were fireworks more or less the same as the modern-day in terms of variety and availability? Were public displays common? 7) Would it be likely that a single, middle-aged man would consume a diet of tinned goods, if he was not adept in the kitchen? What sort of products were common? 8) Would generic, local 'bitter' be the most likely tipple of our single, middle-aged man? Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. I'm also looking into these points at the moment and may well feed back on the site if I turn up anything interesting.