The 1950s was a time of regeneration and change for Southampton. For children growing up during this decade, life was changing fast. They still made their own toys and earned their own pocket money, but, on new television sets, Andy Pandy (1950) and Bill and Ben (1952) delighted them. With rationing discontinued, candy was on the menu again, and, for children, Southampton life in the 1950s was sweet. If you saw a Laurel and Hardy performance at The Gaumont Theatre, or made dens out of bombed out buildings, then you’ll thoroughly enjoy this charming and nostalgic account of the city.
The History Press; August 2013
- ISBN 9780752492872
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: 1950s Southampton Childhood
- Author: Penny Legg; James Marsh
Imprint: The History Press
About The Author
Penny Legg is a photographer and public speaker, as well as the author of numerous local history books on Southampton. She is the founding member of Writing Buddies, and a member of Writers in Southampton, and Bitterne Historical Society. James Marsh was born in Southampton at the beginning of the Second World War. Now retired, he has written a series of ten novels about a group of boys growing up after the war, and currently writes both fiction and non-fiction, including Growing up in Southampton: Someone Else’s Trousers for The History Press. He is a member of Flair for Words and also Writing Buddies, a writing group in Southampton.