Skip to comments.Has any country ever changed so much in 60 years? Enchanting photos show what life was like...
Posted on 06/02/2012 1:08:38 AM PDT by I still care
With all eyes on the Jubilee, these enchanting photographs give an insight into what life was like 60 years ago when our Queen came to the throne. Discovered in a photographic agencys archives, they show a world which moved at an entirely different pace. As L. P. Hartley wrote: The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there. So true.
Crime levels were a tenth of todays. There were only 2.5 million cars on the road, as opposed to 25 million now. Few homes had phones and only a tenth owned fridges. But storing food wasnt a problem as rationing did not end until July 1954. Shopping was a daily trail around the butchers, the bakers and the greengrocers.
Televisions were rare there was only one channel but sales rocketed before June 1953, so the nation could tune into the Coronation.
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One of the comments at the link:
What´s most shocking to the modern eye is how ENGLISH the crowds are. To see a crowd, especially of young people, all of our own nationality is a rare thing nowadays. How sad that this should have happened in this country. Oh well, “God Save the Queen” (who never spoke out or lifted a finger while her own people were shunted aside as irrelevant anachronisms in their own land)!
Thank you for the ping to other photos. Very interesting and pleasant to see.
Brings back a lot of memories of photos seen as they took place.
Although some not so pleasant but sad.
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