Swansea in the 1950s: Ten Years that Changed a City

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The 1950s. The mid-point of the twentieth century. When those born in the nineteenth century met their grandchildren who would live in the twenty-first. A pivotal moment, certainly. And is it really true? Had we 'never had it so good', as Prime Minister Macmillan said?

This book is the story of Swansea in those years, when post-war austerity moved towards the indulgence of the sixties. A period of affluence and full employment, a time of increased confidence and optimism. A time when Swansea began to rebuild itself after terrible wartime devastation and looked to a bright future, despite an exhausted valley where the trains crept slowly between the twisted slag heaps alongside a poisoned river. Everything would soon be so much better. The future was so bright...

Swansea in the 1950s follows the development of Swansea through this momentous decade. The story of how Swansea played its own part in the big news of the era - the Coronation, the Atom Bomb, Rock Around the Clock, the Korean War, Sputnik, the Suez Crisis and television, - and how it managed its own triumphs and disasters.

Product Details

Price
£14.99  £13.94
Publisher
Amberley Publishing
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781445639475
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