Flashcards in Social Developments 1951-64 Deck (80)
How we're living standards changing?
Tech - labour saving
People more segregated - less social activities
Decline in sexual morality
Young sceptical of traditional values
What are the problems with the affluent society?
Increase in juvenile delinquency
Prostitution and illegitimacy - decline in sexual morality
Name two popular magazines on the 60s
The practical householder
Man about the house
How many homes have a garden in the sixties?
4 out of 5
When is the worlds first hover - mower?
1969 - Flymo
What was a popular woman's magazine in the sixties?
What were the changes in leisure outside the home?
Outdoor games + cinema declined
Eating establishments appeared
Who is Barry bucknell?
Bbcs own diy expert
What was Barry's 1950s series and how many people watched it?
Do it yourself
7 million people
He's a household name
What was Barry's new series in 1962?
32 week series of him restoring it
What show did Percy thrower do?
1969 gardeners world
How many homes had a TV in 1964?
13 million had itv
What were the reasons for the growth in leisure?
Shorter working hours
Paid leave of two weeks
Improved education - social mobility
What were the working hours in the 60s?
Pre 1945 48hours
1950s 40 hours
1960s weekends off
How many industrial companies had increased their workers paid leave to two weeks?
What had the men's weekly wage risen to in 1961?
How many families had a car by 1964?
What was the growth of the tourism industry?
Cheaper air travel
What does having a car mean?
People can travel easier and quicker than train - more direct routes
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
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
How many holidays were being taken in 1971 compared to 1961 and 1951?
61 - 34 million
51 - 27 million
How many holidays were taken abroad in 1971 compared to 1961?
61 - 4 million
Why did butlins ban single teenagers in 1968?
Dens of vice and vandalism were being reported in newspapers driving families away
What did the issue of new passports do in 1956-66
When did British overseas air corporation begin its first regular Boeing 707 service from London to New York?
Which airways served holidaymakers traveling to Spain?
Britannia airways 1964
How much did two weeks at Benidorm cost in the 60s?
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