The series of ten Scrapbooks paint a colourful picture of British popular culture and lifestyle since Victorian times. Each large format scrapbook is packed with over a thousand evocative images of everyday items, making these fantastic birthday gifts and unique reference materials
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All the memorable royal occasions since Queen Victoria’s Jubilees are conjured up through this extraordinary range of commemorative souvenirs and mementoes.
From teeny boppers and discomania to punk and heavy metal, colour television added glitter to platform shoes, a host of comedy shows and the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
Mini skirts and Mini cars, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones- the Swinging Sixties saw the arrival of James Bond, Coronation Street and Dr. Who, and England winning the World Cup.
Television changed life, but so did rock ‘n’ roll, the Festival of Britain, the 1953 Coronation, frozen food and sugar coated cereals.
A time of rationing, black-outs and air raid precautions; Britons dug for victory, women made do and mended or joined the Women’s Land Army.
More electrical appliances, faster cars, a range of chocolate bars and British holiday camps all contribute to the Thirties flavour. The abdication of Edward VIII was the shock of the decade.
The new radio was the new innovation and young flappers bobbed their hair and wore shorter dresses. A high point was a visit to the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley.
Dominated by the first world war, recruiting posters and images of fighting heroes, the cinema became popular along with the Boys Scout movement.
The birth of picture postcards, motoring, aviation, ping-pong, the vacuum cleaner, milk chocolate and the suffragette movement all happened.
A cornucopia of household products, toys, children’s books, royal souvenirs, song sheets and greetings cards were created by the advent of mass production.