Saturday, February 5

"We'd never had it so good"


"We'd 'never had it so good', is British Prime minister Macmillans's election-winning phrase...Roger Bannister ran a mile in under four minutes. The sound barrier was broken. The first package holidays lured those born in a cold climate to have fun in the sun...The coffee bar and juke box were said to threaten the morals of the young and the wellbeing of society. The Hula Hoop strained the hips. Plastic replaced bakelite. Smokers enjoyed their last puffs before rumours of a link with cancer spread like wildfire. And God created Brigitte Bardot." N. Yapp

The Hulton Getty Picture Collection: 1950's, by Nick Yapp