Web Page No 2414
First Picture: Smiths Crisp Packet
Second Picture: Camp Coffee Jar
Third Picture: Darning a sock
Forth Picture: Morris Minor 1,000,000 for a time this lived in Lealand Road.
Eating, Drinking, Clothing and Life in the 1950’s
More from the past!!!!!
Pasta had not been invented.
Curry was still a surname.
A takeaway was a mathematical problem.
A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower somewhere abroad.
Bananas, dates and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
All crisps were plain; the only choice we had was whether to put the salt on or not.
A Chinese chippy was a foreign carpenter.
Rice was a milk pudding and never, ever part of our main course at dinner time.
A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
Oil was for lubricating locks and bicycles, fat was for cooking
Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and was never green or in little bags.
Coffee was Camp - and came in a bottle with a master and servant on the label.
Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
Only Heinz made beans.
Fish didn't have fingers in those days.
Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi.
None of us had ever heard of yoghurt.
Healthy food consisted of anything edible and normally starchy.
People who didn't peel potatoes were regarded as lazy.
Indian restaurants were only found in India.
Cooking outside was called camping.
“Camping” was something you did not talk about.
Seaweed was not a recognised food.
"Kebab" was not even a word never mind a food.
Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days and was regarded as being white gold.
Prunes were medicinal and taken once a week, if we needed it or not.
Surprisingly muesli was readily available, but then it was called cattle feed.
Pineapples came in chunks or slices in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.
What was Rock Salmon anyway?
Water came out of the tap, if someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than petrol for it they would have become a laughing stock.
And the one thing that we never, ever had on our table in the fifties .. …was our elbows!
Coffee came mixed with chicory and never in little tablets that went into machines.
There were no such things as French Fries, we had Chips!
A torn pair of trousers were either thrown away, darned or put on a scarecrow or guy, not worn in the street as the new fashion.
Worn sheets were turned sides to middle, worn collars and cuffs on shirts were turned and leather patches sewn onto the worn elbows and cuffs of sports jackets.
Every week mother boiled lights for the cat.
We had no child proof tops on bottles.
We could not go shopping on a Sunday as the shops were closed.
If we were out on our own we were told to approach a stranger to help us across the road.
Children had real names not names such as Kiora, Blade, Ridge or Vanilla.
Only girls had pierced ears.
No cars had seat belts.
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On this day 13th October 1960-1965
On 13/10/1960 the number one single was Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance. The top rated TV show was Bootsie & Snudge (Granada) and the box office smash was Psycho. A pound of today's money was worth £13.68.
On 13/10/1961 the number one single was Michael - The Highwaymen and the number one album was The Shadows - Shadows. The top rated TV show was Sunday Night at the London Palladium (ATV) and the box office smash was One Hundred and One Dalmations.
A pound of today's money was worth £13.25 and Ipswich Town were on the way to becoming the Season's Division 1 champions.
On 13/10/1962 the number one single was Telstar - The Tornadoes and the number one album was Best of Ball Barber & Bilk. The top rated TV show was Coronation Street (Granada) and the box office smash was Lawrence of Arabia. A pound of today's money was worth £12.89 and Everton were on the way to becoming the Season's Division 1 champions.
On 13/10/1963 the number one single was Do You Love Me? - Brian Poole & the Tremoloes and the number one album was Please Please Me - The Beatles. The top rated TV show was Coronation Street (Granada) and the box office smash was The Great Escape. A pound of today's money was worth £12.64 and Liverpool were on the way to becoming the Season's Division 1 champions.
On 13/10/1964 the number one single was Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison and the number one album was A Hard Day's Night - Beatles. The top rated TV show was Coronation Street (Granada) and the box office smash was Dr Strangelove. A pound of today's money was worth £12.24 and Manchester United were on the way to becoming the Season's Division 1 champions.
On 13/10/1965 the number one single was Tears - Ken Dodd and the number one album was Help - The Beatles. The top rated TV show was Coronation Street (Granada) and the box office smash was The Sound of Music. A pound of today's money was worth £11.69 and Liverpool were on the way to becoming the Season's Division 1 champions.