Earlier today Clive Pownceby left a comment on an old post of mine about Ronnie Lane in Shropshire that paints a visit picture of the town in that decade:
Lots of 'head shops,' rainbows, tie-dyes, hippie chicks n' dogs around. Used to see Ronnie in the Three Tuns in Bishops, either playing darts in the public bar or deep in conversation with people looking suspiciously like poachers and horse-traders. Wish I'd had the bottle to go up and chat. He seemed at ease and in his element.