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?
Playground Memories: The Witch's Hat and the Swing Boats

Playground Memories: The Witch's Hat and the Swing Boats

1950s

What was your favourite playground equipment? Did it always involve danger!

Was it the witch's hat, the swing boats, plank or cheese cutter? Why do they all sound like medieval torture devices and were they really that dangerous? 

Terry Nappies - How Did You Wash Yours?

Terry Nappies - How Did You Wash Yours?

1940s

New mums today have the choice of whether to use cloth or disposable nappies, but it was a different story back in the day.

Disposable nappies were invented in the '40s, but it would be well into the '60s before they really began to catch on, so if you remember the days of terry-towelling nappies, how did you wash yours?

Have Your Say - Should Children Swap Their Tech Devices For More Traditional Play?

Have Your Say - Should Children Swap Their Tech Devices For More Traditional Play?

1950s
Is it right to say that all children prefer their 'tech' devices to the more traditional outside play?
Jacko Monkey - Were You Lucky Enough To Own One?

Jacko Monkey - Were You Lucky Enough To Own One?

1950s
Jacko Monkey, originally native to Woolworths, was a popular choice of toy in the '60s and '70s
Florins, Tanners and Shillings the Yearning For Old Time Currency.

Florins, Tanners and Shillings the Yearning For Old Time Currency.

1950s
For bringing back forgotten memories, there isn't anything much better than thinking about what you could buy with 2d or a shilling.
Cliff Richard, Seven Decades of Pop and Still Rockin'?

Cliff Richard, Seven Decades of Pop and Still Rockin'?

1950s
He's known as the 'Peter Pan of Pop' and his youthful looks have long fascinated the media, but what about his music?
Saturday Morning Picture Clubs - Revisited.

Saturday Morning Picture Clubs - Revisited.

1950s
Saturday Morning Picture Clubs were one of the most prolific pastimes for children growing up in post-war Britain. 
The Way We Wore - Teddy Boys.

The Way We Wore - Teddy Boys.

1950s
After the Second World War, Britain saw the creation of perhaps the first true teenage revolution, The Teddy Boy.
Sewing memories

Memory Lane: Sewing Class

1950s
Did you love sewing classes at school? What was the hardest: sewing on sleeves or threading a bobbin? Would you have preferred to do metalwork or woodwork?
My Way - Sinatra, Presley or Sid Vicious?

My Way - Sinatra, Presley or Sid Vicious?

1950s
One of the most popular songs of the 20th century, 'My Way', popularised by Ole Blue Eyes himself began life as 'Comme d'habitude' (As Usual).

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