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.....
Love Letters Straight From The Heart...

Love Letters Straight From The Heart...

Do You Remember?
By the 1920s and 1930s, more parents were able to afford stationery outfits for their adorable off-spring; an early start to letter writing that could create a lifetime's love for letter writing....
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.

The Great Little Film Quiz of 1930

The Great Little Film Quiz of 1930

1930s

How much do you remember the films of 1930?

Check out our Great Little Film Quiz from that very year.

The Way We Were - A 1960s Childhood

The Way We Were - A 1960s Childhood

1960s

Charlie Fleischer once said,

If you remember the '60s, you really weren't there!

but here's a random list of items that might jog your memory of growing up in Britain in the 1960s which ones do you remember like they were yesterday.

British Chart Toppers of the 1960s

British Chart Toppers of the 1960s

1960s

The Beatles dominated the pop scene in the 1960s with 17 chart-toppers giving them a combined total of 69 weeks at No.1, but before the days of Beatlemania, two other British acts were riding high in the hit parade which one was your pick of the pops?

But there were many other big stars of the decade. 

We have selected two of our favourites to cast the spotlight on; Matt Monro and Helen Shapiro.

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.

 

Billy Fury‚ What Gave Him the X Factor?

Billy Fury‚ What Gave Him the X Factor?

1960s

Often hailed as 'Britain's own Elvis Presley', Billy Fury was one of the nation's first rock and roll stars and a true pop idol.

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?