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1

name 2 areas of slum housing that was replaced?

Harlow
Kirby

2

name 2 new towns?

Stevenage
Crawley

3

what was a males weekly average wage in 1951, and what was it in 1961?

51=£8.30
61=£15.35

4

what was the first channel to air adverts?

ITV

5

how many people went to butlins each week?

60k

6

what % of the population went on foreign holidays?

2%

7

what spurred a great growth in tv ownership?

queens coronation in 1953

8

how many households had a tv in 1951, and how many in 1954?

51=760k
54=4m

9

what was the significant difference between BBC tv and ITV tv?

ITV not bothered about being 'highbrow' (e.g corrie and game shows)

10

who were teddy boys, and what replaced them?

youth subculture with edwardian fashions

replaced by mods and rockers (like america)

11

who were the 'angry young men' and the 'new wave'?

writers that rebelled against traditional theatre/literature and challenged the 'rose tinted' view of british life

12

what happened in britain by the mid 1950s?

early 50s was conformist (housewives etc) but this stopped as people challenged social norms and values

13

what did tv do to cause a shift in attitudes of the establishment?

satire ridiculed authority figures

14

who were the establishment?

typically male
social connections to high people (politicians etc)
typically born into wealth, went to oxford/cambridge, and then filled powerful positions in society

15

what brought huge criticism to the establishment?

suez crisis

believed these people were untouchable and should be replaced by people that had worked for their positions in society, not been born into it

16

what was a woman's average marriage age?

21

17

what % of women worked?

20%

18

what was the name of the investigation into womens daily lives, and what was it based on?

Mass Observation Survey 1951
700 housewives in london

19

what % less did women who worked earn than men?

40%

20

in 1952 what profession gained equal pay regulation?

teachers

21

why were women dependant on their husbands?

mortgages etc were in mens names

22

what was a common belief regarding women working?

it would be detrimental to their children