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You've never had it so good! : recollections of life in the 1950s

Author: Stephen F Kelly
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : History Press, 2012.
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The 1950s saw a major shift in the lifestyles of many in Britain. The austerity that had dogged the 1940s after the end of the Second World War began to give way to better times. Employment levels rose to new heights, white consumer goods appeared in shop windows for the first time, television replaced the radio in most homes, rock and roll was born, the National Health Service provided free health care to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kelly, Stephen F.
You've Never Had It So Good! : Memories & Recollections of Life in the 1950s.
Stroud : The History Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen F Kelly
ISBN: 9780752477916 0752477919
OCLC Number: 794327950
Description: 1 online resource (378 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Acknowledgements; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; 1. The Way We Were; 2. Family Life; 3. A 1950s Childhood; 4. Rock 'n' Roll Lives; 5. The Working Man (. . . and Woman); 6. The Box in the Corner; 7. Heaven and Hell; 8. A 'Success Story Nation'; Plates; About the Author; Copyright.
Responsibility: Stephen F. Kelly ; [foreword by Neil Kinnock].

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The 1950s saw a major shift in the lifestyles of many in Britain. The austerity that had dogged the 1940s after the end of the Second World War began to give way to better times. Employment levels rose to new heights, white consumer goods appeared in shop windows for the first time, television replaced the radio in most homes, rock and roll was born, the National Health Service provided free health care to the nation, more children went to grammar schools, leisure time increased, families went on holiday, and the new Queen was crowned -bringing in a glorious new Elizabethan age. Including.

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