We found some old newspapers (parts of two) serving as insulation under the itchy coo in the loft so if you’d care to browse some of the articles making the news back in 1964 and 1956, I have pictures to share with you.
The 1956 paper seems to be a copy of the Dispatch, possibly of the 22nd June. We’ve only got a few shreds of it. But it’s still interesting to find a newspaper (or remains of) which is older than our building (this block of flats was built in 1957). We found complete sheets from the Saturday, July 11 1964 Daily Mirror (a newspaper name which is perhaps more familiar and yes, the date was printed in the American style, you can check below). The newsagent had written a surname in the top corner so someone must have had a regular order.
The next few posts will probably be knitting-based so my apologies if you’re not the biggest fan of the craft but hopefully I make it interesting for knitters and non-knitters alike; knitting often becomes a metaphor for me to explore and discuss bigger ideas, issues and themes so even if you don’t knit, read along and see, for example, how fear can hold us back and how our hobbies can be barometers of growth and change.
And now for the headlines:
What do you think? Has the world changed in the last fifty years or not?