Faded Decades
Faded Decades
A look at some of the culture, styles, fashions, products and 'fab gear' of less austere times...






Book cover: White Heat - A history of Britain in the swinging Sixties by Dominic Sandbrook.
| EXIT | Faded Decades | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s |
Intro

Products and services featured have been broadly placed into the appropriate decade(s).


1950s
1950s
The 1950s saw the birth of the Mini (car), Premium Bonds, Subscriber Trunk Dialling, and much more...



Book cover - 'Never Had It So Good' by Dominic Sandbrook.
 
   
Book Ad: Never Had It So Good - A History Of Britain From Suez To The Beatles by Dominic Sandbrook explores in fascinating detail, the politics, fashion and lifestyles of the period.

1960s
1960s


With the 'White Heat of Technology' of the mid 1960s, Britain was sizzling with hot fashion, ideas and cutting edge solutions...
 


DVD cover - Look at Life and Swingin' London.
   


1970s
1970s


By the 1970s, advertising was becoming more targeted with the use of clever words, phrases and music to sell the innovative products that were emerging into the modern consumer households. Fashion and everyday basics no longer had to be plain and functional, they could be colourful and sophisticated too...


Booklet: Telephones for your home [Post Office PH 1652 (3/70)].
Scoubidou String

Black, white and brightly coloured, stretchy pvc string was all the rage for children to make lanyards, keyrings, nobbly animals and bracelets by crafting knots in repeating patterns. Thought to have started in France in the late 50s, early 1960s, the craze spread to the UK. Like many fads it faded away, although there was a revival circa 2005. At the time of writing (2013) the string is still readily available to buy on-line.

1980s

1990s

The Sunday Trading Act 1994 made it legal for large shops to trade for up to 6 hours.

2000s
2000s
Into the new Millennium with new ideas and cities reborn...





Book: City Reborn by Kenneth Powell.
   
2010s

 
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