When Russ Conway was famous

Today in Oxfam I bought an LP solely on the strength of its cover. A social history of Britain in the 1950s all in one picture. Here it is.The record’s from 1958 and a decade on from the war we’re clearly still in the era of community singsongs where everyone will go to the pub […]

When we were boys

Shortly after we are born the rationing from World War II and the subsequent austerity finally ends. Sweets rationing has finished a year earlier and now bacon and meat (somehow considered separate items) are the final items whose removal makes ration books redundant. All ready for us to grow up into a world of plenty […]