A 1950s Southampton Childhood

A 1950s Southampton Childhood

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The 1950s was a time of regeneration and change for Southampton. For children growing up during this decade, life was changing fast. They still made their own toys and earned their own pocket money, but, on new television sets, Andy Pandy (1950) and Bill and Ben (1952) delighted them.

With rationing discontinued, confectionary was on the menu again and, for children, Southampton life in the 1950s was sweet. If you saw a Laurel and Hardy performance at The Gaumont Theatre, or made dens out of bombed-out buildings, then you'll thoroughly enjoy this charming and nostalgic account of the era.
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 16mm | 60g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752482858
  • 9780752482859
  • 952,140

About Penny Legg

Penny Legg is a photographer and public speaker, as well as the author of numerous local history books on Southampton. She is the founding member of Writing Buddies, and a member of Writers in Southampton, and Bitterne Historical Society. James Marsh was born in Southampton at the beginning of the Second World War. Now retired, he has written a series of ten novels about a group of boys growing up after the war, and currently writes both fiction and non-fiction, including "Growing up in Southampton: Someone Else s Trousers" for The History Press. He is a member of Flair for Words and also Writing Buddies, a writing group in Southampton."
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