Do you remember Pathe News? Taking the train to the seaside? The purple stains of iodine on the knees of boys in short trousers? Knitted bathing costumes? Then the chances are you were born in or around 1950. To the young people of today, the 1950s seems like another age. But for those born around then, this era of childhood seems like yesterday. From waking up to ice on the inside of the windows, washing in a tin bath by the fire and spoonfuls of cod-liver oil, home life was very different to today. This delightful compendium of memories will appeal to all who grew up in this post-war decade, whether in town or country, wealth or poverty. With chapters on games and hobbies, holidays, music and fashion, the wonderful memories and delightful illustrations will bring back this decade of childhood, and jog memories about all aspects of life.
Paul Feeney is a non-fiction writer specialising in British social history post-World War II, with an emphasis on the period 1945-1970. He is the author of non-fiction bestseller 'A 1950s Childhood' and his latest book 'From Ration Book to Ebook: The Life and Times of the Post-War Baby Boomers' is tipped to become another social history bestseller.
More information about his books can be found at http://www.paulfeeney.co.uk
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