A 1950s Childhood

A 1950s Childhood

This delightful collection of photographic memories will appeal to all who grew up in this post-war decade; they include pictures of children enjoying life out on the streets and bombsites, at home and at school, on holiday and at events.

Author: Paul Feeney

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752462271

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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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 seem like another age. But for those born around then, this era of childhood feels like yesterday. This delightful collection of photographic memories will appeal to all who grew up in this post-war decade; they include pictures of children enjoying life out on the streets and bombsites, at home and at school, on holiday and at events. These wonderful period pictures and descriptive captions will bring back this decade of childhood, and jog memories about all aspects of life as it was in post-war Britain. Paul Feeney is the author of several bestselling nostalgia books including A 1950s Childhood and A 1960s Childhood (The History Press). He has also written the bestselling From Ration Book to Ebook (The History Press), which takes a nostalgic look back over the life and times of the post-war baby boomer generation.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Piano Rock

Piano Rock

Gorgeous illustrations and retro design make this a precious gift book as well as a much-loved tale. This charming book is a memoir of Gavin Bishop's idyllic childhood days, growing up in Kingston beside gorgeous Lake Wakatipu.

Author: Gavin Bishop

Publisher:

ISBN: 1775532577

Category: Authors, New Zealand

Page: 120

View: 384

Award-winning story by Gavin Bishop of his 1950s childhood in small-town New Zealand. Gorgeous illustrations and retro design make this a precious gift book as well as a much-loved tale. This charming book is a memoir of Gavin Bishop's idyllic childhood days, growing up in Kingston beside gorgeous Lake Wakatipu. It's a gentle tale of a boyhood spent haring around outside, building huts, eating girdle scones, catching eels, watching the train, eating roast mutton, going to school on a horse, arguing with your best mate, eating Marmite sandwiches, Guy Fawkes Day - and lots more eating. It's an elegantly written story but it's the illustrations that are the real star of this book. Using two different techniques, Gavin has created both colour and black and white illustrations that bring the story to life and give a great sense of nostalgia. A handy glossary explains things like Box Brownie, Tilly Lamp, The Coronation, mutton birds, Melting Moments and Brylcreem.
Categories: Authors, New Zealand

A 1950s Childhood in Pictures

A 1950s Childhood in Pictures

A 1950s Childhood in Pictures is the companion book to Paul Feeney's bestselling paperback edition.

Author: Paul Feeney

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 0750952954

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 112

Do you remember Path� 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.
Categories: History

1950s Childhood

1950s Childhood

Janet Shepherd and John Shepherd examine what it was like to grow up part of the Baby Boomer generation, showing what life was like at home and at school and introducing a new phenomenon – the teenager.

Author: Janet Shepherd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747814542

Category: History

Page: 56

View: 755

Children of the 1950s have much to look back on with fondness: Muffin the Mule, Andy Pandy, and Dennis the Menace became part of the family for many, while for others the freedom of the riverbank or railway platform was a haven away from the watchful eyes of parents. The postwar welfare state offered free orange juice, milk and healthcare, and there was lots to do, whether football in the street, a double bill at the cinema, a game of Ludo or a spot of roller-skating. But there were also hardships: wartime rationing persisted into the '50s, a trip to the dentist was a painful ordeal, and at school discipline was harsh and the Eleven-Plus exam was a formidable milestone. Janet Shepherd and John Shepherd examine what it was like to grow up part of the Baby Boomer generation, showing what life was like at home and at school and introducing a new phenomenon – the teenager.
Categories: History

1950s Childhood

1950s Childhood

A book recalling what it was like to be a child in the 1950s, including home life, school days, music and fashions.

Author: Derek Tait

Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc

ISBN: 1445609770

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

View: 686

A book recalling what it was like to be a child in the 1950s, including home life, school days, music and fashions.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A 1950s Childhood

A 1950s Childhood

A heart-warming account of a childhood in a bygone era. Nostalgia for this post-war era is considerable.

Author: Edward Page

Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc

ISBN: 1445610809

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 889

A heart-warming account of a childhood in a bygone era. Nostalgia for this post-war era is considerable.
Categories: History

Little Cold Warriors

Little Cold Warriors

Little Cold Warriors combines approaches from childhood studies and diplomatic history to understand the cultural Cold War through the activities and experiences of young Americans.

Author: Victoria M. Grieve

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190675707

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 502

Both conservative and liberal Baby Boomers have romanticized the 1950s as an age of innocence--of pickup ball games and Howdy Doody, when mom stayed home and the economy boomed. These nostalgic narratives obscure many other histories of postwar childhood, one of which has more in common with the war years and the sixties, when children were mobilized and politicized by the U.S. government, private corporations, and individual adults to fight the Cold War both at home and abroad. Children battled communism in its various guises on television, the movies, and comic books; they practiced safety drills, joined civil preparedness groups, and helped to build and stock bomb shelters in the backyard. Children collected coins for UNICEF, exchanged art with other children around the world, prepared for nuclear war through the Boy and Girl Scouts, raised funds for Radio Free Europe, sent clothing to refugee children, and donated books to restock the diminished library shelves of war-torn Europe. Rather than rationing and saving, American children were encouraged to spend and consume in order to maintain the engine of American prosperity. In these capacities, American children functioned as ambassadors, cultural diplomats, and representatives of the United States. Victoria M. Grieve examines this politicized childhood at the peak of the Cold War, and the many ways children and ideas about childhood were pressed into political service. Little Cold Warriors combines approaches from childhood studies and diplomatic history to understand the cultural Cold War through the activities and experiences of young Americans.
Categories: History

A 1950s Irish Childhood

A 1950s Irish Childhood

But for those who played, learned and worked at this time, this era feels like just yesterday. This delightful collection of memories will appeal to all who grew up in 1950s Ireland and will jog memories about all aspects of life as it was.

Author: Ruth Illingworth

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750986731

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 637

1950s Ireland was the age of De Valera and John Charles McQuaid. It was the age before television, Vatican II, and home central heating. A time when motor cars and public telephones had wind-up handles, when boys wore short trousers and girls wore ribbons, when nuns wore white bonnets and priests wore black hats in church. To the young people of today, the 1950s seem like another age. But for those who played, learned and worked at this time, this era feels like just yesterday. This delightful collection of memories will appeal to all who grew up in 1950s Ireland and will jog memories about all aspects of life as it was.
Categories: History

Free Boots Back to Backs Memories of a 1950 s Childhood

Free Boots   Back to Backs   Memories of a 1950 s Childhood

The industrial working classes really were 'poor, but proud and honest'. The perfect book for readers of nostalgic historical non-fiction, about life in Britain as the country emerged from the grim years of the Second World War.

Author: Maureen Harvey

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781786069788

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 957

Born in 1948, Maureen Harvey was brought up in a poor working-class household in Birmingham at a time when the city was still a major manufacturing centre. Despite her family's poor circumstances, the author recalls a childhood filled with family pride and neighbourliness; of making do with whatever came to hand; of being thankful for small mercies. This was an age where the deserving poor could write to the Daily Mail and receive a pair of serviceable boots free of charge; when as a small child Maureen would forage for coal and wood for fuel. The industrial working classes really were 'poor, but proud and honest'. The perfect book for readers of nostalgic historical non-fiction, about life in Britain as the country emerged from the grim years of the Second World War.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A 1950s Portsmouth Childhood

A 1950s Portsmouth Childhood

For Valerie Reilly, the ’50s was a time of celebration of national, local and personal events, which she recalls in absorbing detail here.

Author: Valerie Reilly

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750955379

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 809

For children in Portsmouth, the 1950s was an exciting time. With the war over and a renewed enthusiasm in the air, life was good. There was a range of entertainment – as well as day trips and holidays to the beach, families could relax in front of the television, enjoy their favourite stars on the big screen and dance along to the radio. For Valerie Reilly, the ’50s was a time of celebration of national, local and personal events, which she recalls in absorbing detail here. If you remember the docks, trips to Southsea and exploring bombed-out buildings, then you’ll enjoy this charming look back at an exciting era.
Categories: History

Cabbage and Semolina

Cabbage and Semolina

From Carrier Bags and Nutty Slack to Steam Trains and Pennies via Nylon Frocks and Ankle Socks, Cabbage and Semolina is a kaleidoscope of recollections and family stories drawn from a happy childhood in 1950s Britain.

Author: Cathy Murray

Publisher:

ISBN: 1519039441

Category:

Page: 52

View: 528

From Carrier Bags and Nutty Slack to Steam Trains and Pennies via Nylon Frocks and Ankle Socks, Cabbage and Semolina is a kaleidoscope of recollections and family stories drawn from a happy childhood in 1950s Britain. This 6" x 9", 52 page book is the paperback version of the popular ebook Cabbage and Semolina. As seen in Life and Living magazine (Summer 2016) and described by one reader as "a forty minute read with a cup of tea and smiles all around", Cabbage and Semolina is for everyone who wants to share a walk down Memory Lane with family and friends.
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A 1950s Southampton Childhood

A 1950s Southampton Childhood

The 1950s was a time of regeneration and change for Southampton.

Author: Penny Legg

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752492872

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 224

The 1950s was a time of regeneration and change for Southampton. For children growing up during this decade, life was changing fast. They still made their own toys and earned their own pocket money, but, on new television sets, Andy Pandy (1950) and Bill and Ben (1952) delighted them. With rationing discontinued, confectionary was on the menu again and, for children, Southampton life in the 1950s was sweet. If you saw a Laurel and Hardy performance at The Gaumont Theatre, or made dens out of bombed-out buildings, then you’ll thoroughly enjoy this charming and nostalgic account of the era.
Categories: History

Kaleidoscope Reflections from a 1950s Childhood

Kaleidoscope  Reflections from a 1950s Childhood

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Author: Graham Pryor

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780244651145

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

View: 216

The accuracy of recalled childhood memories in adulthood is the subject of extensive research and debate, and controversies exist surrounding the authenticity of recovered memories. This recollection of episodes from a childhood spent in 1950s England is enhanced by the author’s ADHD syndrome; it supplies a rare clarity to counteract the errors commonly found with authentic memories, when the adult has to infer missing details. The vignettes of an early life that comprise this book represent a world of freedom and adventure now sadly lost to history, but they paint a picture that is as vivid today as when they were first experienced.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Me Jane

Me Jane

In Me Jane, author Jane Waller presents an unusual account of childhood in 1950s England.

Author: Jane Waller

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728398402

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

View: 773

In Me Jane, author Jane Waller presents an unusual account of childhood in 1950s England. Using first her mother’s diaries and later her own, she evokes clear memories of those far-off days, so different from now. She explores the thoughts and feelings of a child living in the countryside, beginning at age four. Waller was then sent to a rather demanding boarding school in Surrey (complete with mad matron and flasher). Her recollections take her through her teenage years, including a desperate search for a boyfriend, until, at seventeen, she becomes a beatnik and heads off to study art in Oxford. Waller also tells how those in power—a subject not taught in schools—deprived Aylesbury of a beautiful Georgian house and grounds that had taken the family seven years to completely restore, but that were subsequently destroyed by a road-widening scheme, an event that broke apart the marriage of her parents. Poignant and personal, this memoir presents a story of childhood in the UK in the mid-twentieth century and the shifts that altered her and her family forever.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Nuneaton Childhood in the 1950s

A Nuneaton Childhood in the 1950s

Peter Lee's account of growing up in Nuneaton after the Second World War ended.

Author: Peter Lee

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445641676

Category: History

Page: 96

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Peter Lee's account of growing up in Nuneaton after the Second World War ended.
Categories: History

A Boy s Own Dale

A Boy s Own Dale

Beautifully illustrated with newly-commissioned line-drawn illustrations by Don Grant, A Boy's Own Dale is a magical memoir of a long-lost world.

Author: Terry Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409034957

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 746

Growing up in rural Yorkshire in the 1940s and 50s, Terry Wilson spent his school days hunting down Just William books, cutting up apples to help with fractions and staring out the window dreaming up new schemes. But it was on the Dales themselves that Terry came into his own. Whether he was 'out-fishing' the adults with his homemade rod, grouse-beating for the lady of the manor, helping to bring in the farmers' hay in exchange for rabbit shooting rights, or growing his own prize caulis, his idiosyncratic and inventive mind is only matched by his love of nature. Told with affection, dry humour and a respect for the landscape and its people, through Terry's eyes we meet farmers, mill owners and 'gentlemen of the road'. Beautifully illustrated with newly-commissioned line-drawn illustrations by Don Grant, A Boy's Own Dale is a magical memoir of a long-lost world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A 1950s American Childhood in Morocco

A 1950s American Childhood in Morocco

Lawrence Lueder's memoir of growing up in Morocco while the country was still at war for independence. The story covers American Army base friends, downtown Casablanca European friends and wonderful close Moroccan Arab friends.

Author: Lawrence Lueder

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 141208234X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 572

View: 102

Lawrence Lueder's memoir of growing up in Morocco while the country was still at war for independence. The story covers American Army base friends, downtown Casablanca European friends and wonderful close Moroccan Arab friends.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Pembrokeshire Childhood in the 1950s

A Pembrokeshire Childhood in the 1950s

Phil Carradice's account of growing up in Pembrokeshire after the Second World War ended.

Author: Phil Carradice

Publisher:

ISBN: 1445613115

Category: Pembroke Dock (Wales)

Page: 128

View: 512

Phil Carradice's account of growing up in Pembrokeshire after the Second World War ended.
Categories: Pembroke Dock (Wales)

Pie n Mash and Prefabs My 1950s Childhood

Pie  n  Mash and Prefabs   My 1950s Childhood

One solution was to erect prefabs on fields and open spaces to give temporary accommodation to those who had been bombed out. It was in one of these 'modern' boxes that young Norman Jacobs grew up through the 1950s and 1960s.

Author: Norman Jacobs

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 9781784183578

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 221

The Blitz had made many families in the East End of London homeless. One solution was to erect prefabs on fields and open spaces to give temporary accommodation to those who had been bombed out. It was in one of these 'modern' boxes that young Norman Jacobs grew up through the 1950s and 1960s. In a lively, detailed and humorous picture of a postwar Hackney childhood, Norman takes us back to an age of rationing, bomb sites, street markets, colourful characters and camaraderie. And in reminiscing about stodgy school food, jumpers for goalposts, Listen with Mother, greyhound racing, pie 'n' mash, holiday camps, and the advent of American-style burger bars, he provides a glimpse into a way of life that has vanished for ever.Set against a backdrop of Rock 'n' Roll, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of President Kennedy, funny, poignant and sometimes sad, Norman's is a story full of innocence and happiness that will take you back to the best of times - the days we thought would never end.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography