Get Out On the Highway! Motorbike Memories.

Get Out On the Highway! Motorbike Memories.

1950s

Did your dad own a motorbike? Were you not allowed to ride a bike because you were a girl? It's the '60s and the 'times were a changing'! 

A Stitch in Time - Knitting Memories.

A Stitch in Time - Knitting Memories.

1950s
 During the first World War, men, women and children knitted a vast number of accessories to assist the military forces.....
The Birth of Do-It-Yourself - Is It Your Heaven or Your Hell?

The Birth of Do-It-Yourself - Is It Your Heaven or Your Hell?

1950s
Some men love it, some men botch it - it is do-it-yourself. It's the Marmite of hobbies.....
Road Safety in the 1950s

Road Safety in the 1950s

1950s
As the roads filled with more cars during the Fifties (by the end of the decade, half of all families owned a motor car) road safety for children increasingly became a concern....
Sweet cigarettes - 'What an outrage!'

Sweet cigarettes - 'What an outrage!'

1950s

The popularity of children's sweet cigarettes reached their peak during the 1960s and 70s.

With their red tips, they imitated the adult world along with the 'cigarette' cards that had previously become so collectable before the war.

Nothing Sparkles Like Babycham!

Nothing Sparkles Like Babycham!

1950s

Ah, the sweet taste of nostalgia and Babycham. Do you remember your first alcoholic drink?

The Great Little Quiz of 1955

The Great Little Quiz of 1955

1950s

How much do you remember about 1955?

Check out our Great Little Quiz from that very year.

The Great Little Quiz of 1957

The Great Little Quiz of 1957

1950s

How much do you remember about 1957?

Check out our Great Little Quiz from that very year.

Did You Have A Favourite Doll Growing Up?

Did You Have A Favourite Doll Growing Up?

1950s

Did you have a favourite dolly when you were growing up, or did you dream of one day owning a certain type of doll?

Take a trip down memory lane and see how many of these delightful dollies you loved to love.

Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future!

Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future!

1950s

In the post-war space-age era, a hero emerged, Dan Dare. What made him so popular was the success of a new colourful comic, the Eagle.

 

The Great Little Quiz of 1951

The Great Little Quiz of 1951

1950s

How much do you remember about 1951?

Check out our Great Little Quiz from that very year.

Household Chores - Were They Women's Work, Men's Work or Children's?

Household Chores - Were They Women's Work, Men's Work or Children's?

1940s
Recent Department for Education statistics show that women today spend much less time on household chores than women in the 1950s and '60s an average of 18 hours per week compared to 44 hours per week but what about men and children?