Edinburgh in the 1950s

Edinburgh in the 1950s

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EDINBURGH 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 Beautifully illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, Edinburgh in the 1950s provides an exceptional insight into a time now acknowledged as the end of an era in Edinburgh for good and for bad.allowed customers to obtain membership, effectively becoming stakeholders in the company, meaning that the business could be tailored to ... for many centuries; the foundations of St Cuthberta#39;s parish church nearpresentday Lothian Road are saidto date fromas early as AD 850. ... Sir Sean, ora#39;Big Tama#39; as he wasthen known, leftStCuthberta#39;s in 1948to do his National Service, but returned thefollowing year and workedas a milk horseman for the enhanced wages ofAp3 15s 6dper week.

Title:Edinburgh in the 1950s
Author: Jack Gillon, David McLean, Fraser Parkinson
Publisher:Amberley Publishing Limited - 2014-04-28

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