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    DescriptionEDINBURGH in the 1950s was a very different place. After the ravages of war, the International Festival and Military Tattoo was introduced as an antidote to post-war austerity, the new Civic Survey and Plan put forward grandiose recommendations for change, and a new young Queen visited the city. This was a time when slum housing was a blight on many people's lives, but there was a real sense of community that was ultimately lost in the move to sparkling, modern homes in the new housing estates. People continued to use the trams to travel to work in the many factories or make trips to Portobello for a day of fun, but they were slowly usurped by the car. It was a glory period for the local football teams, and nights spent dancing or at the pictures were a weekly event. There was still the horse-drawn milk float and children played in streets that were lit by gas. Beautifully illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, Edinburgh in the 1950s provides an exceptional insight into a time now acknowledged as the end of an era in Edinburgh - for good and for bad.


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    Title
    Edinburgh in the 1950s
    Subtitle
    Ten Years That Changed a City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jack Gillon, By (author) David McLean, By (author) Fraser Parkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 290 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781445637556
    ISBN 10: 1445637553
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPG
    BIC subject category V2: WQH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKSC
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    DC22: 941.3
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJPG, 1DBKSC
    DC23: 941.340855
    Thema V1.0: NHD, WQH
    Publisher
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    19 August 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Chalford
    Author Information
    Jack Gillon, is a long term resident of Edinburgh, has worked as a Town Planner involved in the conservation of the city's heritage of historic buildings for around 30 years and has an extensive knowledge of the city's history and architecture. Jack writes historical and architectural items as part of his day-to-day work - these have included Edinburgh's Post War Listed Buildings (2011). Jack's previous commercial publication, Eccentric Edinburgh, was published in 1990. David McLean and Fraser Parkinson run the hugely popular 'Lost Edinburgh' Facebook page which has over 80,000 followers.