Social history

Routemaster bus

Britain in the 1960s

What was ordinary life like in Britain in the 1960s?

Buses, umbrellas and the British class system

Newsagent, 1950s

Mid-century Britain

Life in mid-century Britain

Britain since 1948 for History Key Stage 2.

3d stamp c1965

How much have prices gone up?

We look at how much things cost in the 1960s

Bendix launderette 1960s


Is the launderette dying out?

1960s telephone

Telephone service

What was it like to use the telephone service in the 1960s?

Green Shield Stamps saver books, 1970s

Green Shield Stamps

Green Shield Stamps

Lindt Mountain Rose chocolates, 1960s

Christmas gifts from the past

What did people buy as Christmas gifts in the 50s, 60s and 70s

See also Christmas toys from the past


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