By John Shepherd, Janet Shepherd
The new release who grew up in Britain instantly after the second one global battle are popularly known as 'The child Boomers'. As youngsters, they skilled existence in Britain from wartime austerity to the relative affluence of the overdue Nineteen Fifties. Uniquely more fit and wealthier than prior generations, this primary welfare kingdom new release acquired loose orange juice, milk and cod liver oil to defend their wellbeing and fitness. besides the fact that, their total vitamin used to be constrained until eventually rationing totally led to 1954 -- and the permissive society had but to reach. Janet and John Shepherd discover how the child Boomers grew up during the swap from post-war regulations to a brand new client society, having fun with elevated selection within the retailers, whereas at domestic, pirate Radio Luxembourg and flickering black and white tv spread out new vistas.
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1950s Childhood (Shire Library, Volume 737) by John Shepherd, Janet Shepherd