How British childhood has changed since the Fifties
When the Queen ascended the throne in 1952, things were a little different...
■ Bread and dripping ■ Sourdough and olive oil
This greasy treat probably wasn’t kind to arteries. Artisan bakers and delis have changed our tastes.
■ Butlins ■ Boutique breaks
Holiday camps put the focus firmly on family fun. Parents are plumping for chic independent hotels.
■ Made by mother ■ Designer labels
Many children wore hand-sewn or knitted garments. Fashion and function are trés important.
■ Perry Como ■ Katy Perry
The crooner enjoyed hits such as No Other Love. Today’s pop princesses are rather more risqué.
■ Princess Grace ■ Princess Catherine
Grace Kelly’s fairytale wedding inspired brides. Kate Middleton’s dress echoed Grace’s lacy frock.
■ Tweetie Pie ■ Twitter
The chirpy character was popular during the decade. Now most tweeting takes place over social media.
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