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A 1950s Childhood in Pictures

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Do you remember Pathé 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 than today. A ...
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Overview

Do you remember Pathé 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 than today. A 1950s Childhood in Pictures is the companion book to Paul Feeney’s bestselling paperback edition. This delightful collection of photographic 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750952958
  • Publisher: History Press Limited, The
  • Publication date: 6/1/2014
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 734,867
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Feeney was born in 1948 in Central London. He is the author of the bestselling nostalgia books A 1950s Childhood, A 1960s Childhood, and From Ration Book to ebook.
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