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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THAT was nice...!!
Sometimes I wonder about modern technology. Has it hurt us in the long run?
Wow... what beautiful pics! Thanks for posting it.
Try mass immigration from countries that have no respect for western civilization, let alone civilization in general.
The electronic revolution is producing another massive change. It is also producing "isolation and wasted time".
I'd sure like to go back to where they were putting my groceries in the car, pumping my gas, stamping my savings account book, the milkman, the egg man.....and everyone says hi....and please and thank you.
Of course there were also these photos 10 years earlier. Seems like the country changed a lot in those 10 years too.
Blitz Britain: Amazing colour pictures of London under siege from Nazi bombers during World War II
Try mass immigration from countries that have no respect for western civilization, let alone civilization in general....Thank Teddy Kennedy for that.
indoor plumbing has been a blessing...
When Britain was British, before PC. Now it looks more like the Gaza strip
And modern dentistry. Not sure about the rest.
That was nice. Beautiful seems like a better time.
A pleasant ping..
And so has modern dentistry!
Great Britain Today
I spoke with a friend living in the UK about a year ago. He told me that average British citizens have finally realized the horror that has been unleashed on their nation by Muslims. The Muslims take the hospital beds, go on the dole (welfare), have tons of children at public expense, get free flats (apartments), don't pay council (like our state or local) taxes, don't pay national income taxes, always protest about their "rights!" and go looking for trouble, commit tons of crimes, practice tribal racism, violate the nation's laws and get away with it, etc, etc, etc.
Yes, those are lovely pics of a once great country.
England, however, may be going down the tubes faster then the USSA.
Muzies and Africans from former colonies are flooding into the country and destroying it just as the Marxist and Afros are destroying the USA.
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I’d say the big change in the character of the English people occurred in the past 60 years—and especially the last 30 years.
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