Our Fifties lives
"We were not allowed to play music from South Pacific on a Sunday because it had the song Bloody Mary in it!"
"Radio Luxembourg was the saving of me. I used to be told off at half past ten at night when I'd be studying by Radio Luxembourg. It was all Frankie Laine and I Believe..."
"The magazine She came out when I was 13 or 14 and I loved it. It cost a shilling. You could get Woman,, Woman's Own, Woman's Weekly, Titbits, Women's Friend and The Lady, but they were all very traditional and She was something totally different..."
The phone boxes were the old A-button ones. You'd put your pennies in and when the person answered you would press button A. If there was no reply or it if was engaged you would press button B and get your money back..."
"I remember orange juice and cod liver oil coming from what we called The Welfare which was, of course, the children's health supplement provided by the government..."
*Got a Fifties memory? E-mails please.
Written by The Editor - 16/06/2001 19:20:18
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