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Has any country ever changed so much in 60 years? Enchanting photos show what life was like...
Mail Online ^ | June 1, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter

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 agency’s 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 today’s. 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 wasn’t a problem as rationing did not end until July 1954. Shopping was a daily trail around the butcher’s, the baker’s and the greengrocer’s.

Televisions were rare — there was only one channel — but sales rocketed before June 1953, so the nation could tune into the Coronation.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Society
KEYWORDS: elizabeth; greatbritain; oldphotos
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Really love this kind of thing, and want to share it with other FReepers. Somebody posted a US one months ago, and a lot of people enjoyed it.
1 posted on 06/02/2012 1:08:57 AM PDT by I still care
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To: I still care

THAT was nice...!!

Sometimes I wonder about modern technology. Has it hurt us in the long run?


2 posted on 06/02/2012 1:36:17 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: I still care

Wow... what beautiful pics! Thanks for posting it.


3 posted on 06/02/2012 1:39:51 AM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Try mass immigration from countries that have no respect for western civilization, let alone civilization in general.


4 posted on 06/02/2012 1:46:30 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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IMHO, 60 years hasn't produced a huge change. The biggest change occurred thanks to the industrial revolution.

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.

5 posted on 06/02/2012 2:18:34 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2016667/Colour-pictures-revealed-London-blitz-Nazi-bombers-World-War-II.html


6 posted on 06/02/2012 2:20:30 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Try mass immigration from countries that have no respect for western civilization, let alone civilization in general....Thank Teddy Kennedy for that.


7 posted on 06/02/2012 2:24:37 AM PDT by Safetgiver
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One day you'll all look at the world us liberals created and say, 'Wow. Good going T.E.D. You really made the world a better place, didn'cha, T.E.D.?'


8 posted on 06/02/2012 2:41:15 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: Brad's Gramma

indoor plumbing has been a blessing...


9 posted on 06/02/2012 3:04:41 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: I still care

When Britain was British, before PC. Now it looks more like the Gaza strip


10 posted on 06/02/2012 3:16:50 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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Try mass immigration from countries that have no respect for western civilization, let alone civilization in general.

Yeah, agree with you. I liked those pics of the old England we knew before all of this.
11 posted on 06/02/2012 3:27:34 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: goat granny

And modern dentistry. Not sure about the rest.


12 posted on 06/02/2012 3:39:40 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: Brad's Gramma

That was nice. Beautiful seems like a better time.


13 posted on 06/02/2012 3:45:30 AM PDT by angcat (GO YANKS!)
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To: LadyPilgrim

A pleasant ping..


14 posted on 06/02/2012 3:46:14 AM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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indoor plumbing has been a blessing...

And so has modern dentistry!


15 posted on 06/02/2012 4:22:44 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: I still care
Great Britain 60 Years Ago

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.

16 posted on 06/02/2012 4:28:52 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: I still care

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.


17 posted on 06/02/2012 4:33:32 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: I still care

could never get the page to load :(


18 posted on 06/02/2012 4:58:18 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


19 posted on 06/02/2012 5:03:19 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: I still care
Link not working.

The article is listed on "NEWS" home page with 4 photos (scroll down to find) - here's one:


20 posted on 06/02/2012 5:05:15 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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