Growing Up In The 50’s & 60’s


Growing Up in the 50s & 60s

Those of us who grew up during these two decades well remember them as carefree times. As kids we left home after breakfast and as long as we were home before dark everything was okay.

During the day, boys made canoes out of corrugated iron and tar or built hill trolleys using wheels and axles found at the local tip. Girls held tea parties in their dolls’ houses or played hop scotch on the footpath.

In the evenings, after having a family meal around the kitchen table, the gramophone played 78 records while we enjoyed board games such as Snakes & Ladders or Monopoly.

These were the days before TV, computers or mobile phones when people entertained themselves. The songs of that era have remained popular and are worth remembering.

The book is a nostalgic trip down memory lane.


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