X
Basket Updated
SPIRIT OF THE 50'S - 1000 PIECES 
Checkout

SPIRIT OF THE 50'S - 1000 PIECES

40% off

Free Shipping on orders over £50

£8.99 £14.99 Out of stock
Number of pieces: 1000
No. of Players: 1
Product Code: GBSOFTLG
Share

With the years of rationing rapidly coming to an end, the future looked promising. The Festival of Britain had lifted spirits in 1951 and, as the sweet ration was lifted in time for Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953, the spectacular procession was watched by twenty million on television. Although few owned a television set, most knew someone who did, and by the end of the decade, 60 per cent of homes had one. Television was a convenient new form of entertainment.

Generations of children had listened with mother on the radio; now it was watching with mother – Muffin the Mule, Sooty, the Flowerpot Men. American cowboy series proliferated, but home-grown productions included favourites like Dixon of Dock Green and Emergency Ward 10. Family shows prospered, especially after Independent Television began in 1955 (along with a stream of TV commercials and those jingles). It made the presenters household names – Eamonn Andrews, Bruce Forsythe, Hughie Green. Perhaps the byword of this era was aspiration.

Men desired a motor car or a scooter with a girl on the pillion. Housewives wished for a Kenwood food mixer, a refrigerator for the frozen foods, or a Colston dish washer – “washing-up has gone for good!” Change was on its way: filter-tipped cigarettes, self-service supermarkets, sugar-coated breakfast cereals, Wagon Wheels, the convenience of instant coffee, and the dramatic new detergent washing powders with vibrant packaging. Elvis Presley was the singing sensation from the USA, along with Bill Haley, who brought rock ‘n’ roll to Britain’s teenagers.

But life in the Fifties could be simply those DIY jobs – would it be Formica or Fablon? For children, collecting Typhoo tea cards was a popular pastime, or reading the Eagle with adventures of Dan Dare ‘pilot of the future’, whose nemesis was the green Mekon – can you find him hiding in the jigsaw?

Have you got this item and love it? Be the first to let us know why! Click here to share your experiences
X


Using promotional codes


When you check out, please enter your code in the Promotional Code Box (see illustration below) and click the USE CODE button. Your discount will be applied automatically and deducted from your total.

 
 

If you have any queries, just call us on 0844 848 2822



X


Delivery costs

  

 

UK MAINLAND

ORDERS £50 or more

ORDERS under £50

Standard Delivery

(Approx 3-5 working days, but usually much quicker),

FREE

£4.95

 

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

International delivery is calculated individually, and varies depending on where you live and the weight of the parcel, You will have a chance to view your delivery costs before you pay

 

If you have any queries, just call us on  0844 848 2822



X




Please enter your post code then select your full address from the drop down to ensure we send you the correct puzzle.

PLEASE NOTE: LANDRANGER, VICTORIAN & STREET VIEW JIGSAWS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR ADDRESSES IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES.

AERIAL MAP JIGSAWS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ENGLAND AND WALES ONLY (NOT SCOTLAND).


Please enter the date of the newspaper you would like.

Please note: The London Times is not published on bank holidays, therefore no pages are available for these days.
Due to strikes, front covers are not available for the following dates:
  • The Times was not published between 26th March 1955 and 20th April 1955.
  • The Times was not published between 1st December 1978 and 12 November 1979.
  • Any date prior to 3rd May 1966 will show a front cover that features a list of classified adverts (i.e. old fashioned births, deaths and marriages etc.) and not the common news format we see today.
  • Front pages are not available for 10th – 13th June 1970

Please enter your custom text below.

Please enter below your personal message. This will be displayed in the banner in the top left had corner of your puzzle. Each line can be 30 CHARACTER ONLY.

Please check this carefully as we cannot refund or replace puzzles once produced.






TO TOP