What is Retrowow?
I orignally started Retrowow in 2003 as fiftiesandsixties.co.uk.
For most of my life I have been interested in the past and particularly the recent past. I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s and my teenage years were in the 1980s.
I wanted to create a website where people could find out information about the 1950s and 1960s and about collectibles from that era.
Today, Retrowow provides facts and figures about the mid-century era in the UK and in the USA. It focuses on the 1950s to the 1980s, but includes some information about earlier and later periods.
I have amassed an extensive collection of newspapers, magazines and books from the 1950s to the 1980s. I also do extensive research in libraries, including the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library, to research original sources of information about this period, as well as reviewing current publications about the mid-century era.
I take pride in the quality of the information I provide.
I have First Class Honours degree from the University of Oxford, as well as a professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant.
I have talked about the mid-century era on BBC Radio and contributed to newspaper and magazine articles about this period. I have also given illustrated talks to various clubs and societies.
To contact me directly, please email [email protected].
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