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Slacks, bebop and rationing - what would you have worn, listened to and eaten when the Queen came to the throne 60 years ago? Build your 1950s life using our app, and let us know the results in the comments below.
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My 1950s life
A doll like you would probably have gone for the fashionable New Look...

This was before the arrival of rock'n'roll, so you may have listened to traditional jazz revival or bebop...

Because of rationing, you could well have been limited to a small portion of meat and lots of vegetables...

Professional opportunities were limited for women, but you may have become a teacher or nurse...

You may have lived in a newly-built flat in a tower block or a new maisonette...
 
Shows how limited the lives of ordinary people were then compared with now.

My 1950s life
Kind fellow, you could well have relaxed in your knitwear and slacks...

This was before the arrival of rock'n'roll, so you may have listened to traditional jazz revival or bebop...

With few takeaway choices, it's likely you would have had fish and chips...

It is likely you would have worked in industry, such as manufacturing or coal mining...

You may have lived in a newly-built flat in a tower block or a new maisonette...
 
I was a teacher or nurse who wore fashionable NY outfits, listening to jazz or bebop, living in a new maisonette, eating meat and veggies. Fairly like me I think.
 
My 1950s life
The New Look may have turned your head, but you could have become a Teddy Girl in later years...This was before the arrival of rock'n'roll, so you may have listened to traditional jazz revival or bebop...Because of rationing, you could well have been limited to a small portion of meat and lots of vegetables...Opportunities were limited for women, but you may well have been a secretary or telephonist...You may have lived in one of the new bungalows or prefabs in the suburbs or in a New Town...
Better than my 2012. Congratulations Your Majesty
 
Unsurprisingly there weren't IT professionals around in the 1950s, so...

Kind fellow, you could well have relaxed in a casual shirt and slacks...Being a traditional sort, you may have listened to classical, but it was seen as more exclusive than today...Because of rationing, you could well have been limited to a small portion of meat and lots of vegetables...With limited management and professional roles, you may have worked in a supervisory "blue collar" role in industry...You may have lived in a newly-built flat in a tower block or a new maisonette...
 
My 1950s life...

Kind fellow, you could well have relaxed in a casual shirt and slacks... This was before the arrival of rock'n'roll, so you may have listened to traditional jazz revival or bebop... Because of rationing, you could well have been limited to a small portion of meat and lots of vegetables... With limited management roles, you may have worked in a supervisory "blue collar" role in industry... You may have lived in one of the new 1950s semis being built in the suburbs or in a New Town...
 
I still like jazz and bebop...
 
I would of been dancing naked in Trafalgar Square fountains
 
My 1950s life
Kind fellow, you could well have relaxed in your knitwear and slacks...As a chart and pop fan, you could well have followed the likes of Nat King Cole...Because of rationing, you could well have been limited to a small portion of meat and lots of vegetables...It is likely you would have worked in industry, such as manufacturing or coal mining...You may have lived in a newly-built flat in a tower block or a new maisonette...
 
+Zina Magdalina Oh don't worry, there's Euro 2012 [something to do with blokes kicking a ball around a field], the Olympics [people celebrating they're 0.01s faster than their rival], the Paralympics, lots of discussion around Mittens in the US [Mitt Romney] and the slow-motion car crash known colloquially as the Eurozone to entertain everyone once the partying on Monday has died down...
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