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1

How we're living standards changing?

More jobs
Extra income
Tech - labour saving
Higher education
People more segregated - less social activities
Decline in sexual morality
Young sceptical of traditional values

2

What are the problems with the affluent society?

Materialistic values
Increase in juvenile delinquency
Prostitution and illegitimacy - decline in sexual morality

3

Name two popular magazines on the 60s

The practical householder
Man about the house

4

How many homes have a garden in the sixties?

4 out of 5

5

When is the worlds first hover - mower?

1969 - Flymo

6

What was a popular woman's magazine in the sixties?

Stitchcraft

7

What were the changes in leisure outside the home?

Pubs
Outdoor games + cinema declined
Eating establishments appeared
Shopping centres
Caravanning

8

Who is Barry bucknell?

Bbcs own diy expert

9

What was Barry's 1950s series and how many people watched it?

Do it yourself
7 million people
He's a household name

10

What was Barry's new series in 1962?

Bucknells house
32 week series of him restoring it

11

What show did Percy thrower do?

1969 gardeners world

12

How many homes had a TV in 1964?

17 million
13 million had itv

13

What were the reasons for the growth in leisure?

Shorter working hours
Paid leave of two weeks
TVs
Improved education - social mobility
Rising incomes
Cars
Tourism industry

14

What were the working hours in the 60s?

Pre 1945 48hours
1950s 40 hours
1960s weekends off

15

How many industrial companies had increased their workers paid leave to two weeks?

99%

16

What had the men's weekly wage risen to in 1961?

£8.30 1951
£15.35 1961

17

How many families had a car by 1964?

38%

18

What was the growth of the tourism industry?

Butlins
Package holidays
Cheaper air travel

19

What does having a car mean?

People can travel easier and quicker than train - more direct routes

20

What bypass was being built in 1959?

St. Albans bypass
132 new bridges built for it eg bridge over river ooze
17miles service roads built

21

What was good about the work created by St. Albans bypass?

4000 men employed
Workers had to be brought in from the commonwealth because there weren't enough people in Britain

22

How many holidays were being taken in 1971 compared to 1961 and 1951?

41 million
61 - 34 million
51 - 27 million

23

How many holidays were taken abroad in 1971 compared to 1961?

7 million
61 - 4 million

24

Why did butlins ban single teenagers in 1968?

Dens of vice and vandalism were being reported in newspapers driving families away

25

What did the issue of new passports do in 1956-66

Double

26

When did British overseas air corporation begin its first regular Boeing 707 service from London to New York?

1960

27

Which airways served holidaymakers traveling to Spain?

Britannia airways 1964

28

How much did two weeks at Benidorm cost in the 60s?

£20

29

How did mass tourism impact British culture?

Wine more popular (sales double 1960s)
Lager replaces British bitter
Continental foods appear in shops
Cookbooks widely bought eg
Elizabeth David's French provincial cooking 1960
Foreign restaurants open

30

What did ringo arrive in India with?

Two suitcases one filled with clothes the other with cans of baked beans