Old News

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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:

1956 - Non-Stop Flight to Moscow
1956 – Non-Stop Flight to Moscow
1956 - Do You Have a Washing Machine?
1956 – Do You Have a Washing Machine?
1956 - Don't Plunge Good Girls into Evil
1956 – Don’t Plunge Good Girls into Evil
1956 - Keep Girls and Boys Apart
1956 – Keep Girls and Boys Apart
1956 - Celebrity Quotes
1956 – Celebrity Quotes
1956 - Breaking the Laxative Habit
1956 – Breaking the Laxative Habit
1956 - Parrots have Accents
1956 – Parrots have Accents
1956 - Somerset Cricket
1956 – Somerset Cricket
1956 - Cricket: England v Australia
1956 – Cricket: England v Australia
1956 - Vaccination Failure
1956 – Vaccination Failure
1956 - Television's Wheelchair Girl
1956 – Television’s Wheelchair Girl
1956 - The Truth about Rupture
1956 – The Truth about Rupture
1964 - Daily Mirror for 3d
1964 – Daily Mirror for 3d
1964 - Passengers Grounded
1964 – Passengers Grounded
1964 - Frenzy in Beatlepool
1964 – Frenzy in Beatlepool
1964 - Topless Girl on Bus
1964 – Topless Girl on Bus
1964 - Same Sized Columns
1964 – Same Sized Columns
1964 - Almost Round-the-Clock Radio
1964 – Almost Round-the-Clock Radio
1964 - Cat with Puppies
1964 – Cat with Puppies
1964 - Accident on New Forth Bridge
1964 – Accident on New Forth Bridge
1964 - Bullivant Shatters Record
1964 – Bullivant Shatters Record
1964 - Great Mirror Armada
1964 – Great Mirror Armada
1964 - Fishing Column
1964 – Fishing Column
1964 - Rain at Times
1964 – Rain at Times
1964 - Home Movies for 39 Guineas
1964 – Home Movies for 39 Guineas
1964 - Straight Pineapple Juice
1964 – Straight Pineapple Juice
1964 - Hotpoint Twintub
1964 – Hotpoint Twintub
1964 - Felix Catfood (Supermarkets not Available)
1964 – Felix Catfood (Supermarkets not Available)
1964 - Russian Watch
1964 – Russian Watch
1964 - Trend for Exotic Pets
1964 – Trend for Exotic Pets
1964 - The Difficulties of Polygamy
1964 – The Difficulties of Polygamy
1964 - Admitting to Being Lost
1964 – Admitting to Being Lost

What do you think?  Has the world changed in the last fifty years or not?

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7 thoughts on “Old News

    • Cartoons are always funny, although some very topical ones do of course date. I think it was something about prostitution but there wasn’t much of the viewpoint piece left, sorry! (Maybe paper mites were the quoted evil instead). Thank you. :)

    • Aha, a little further squinting at remaining edges and it seems to be about children in care, the ‘good’ are being placed at times in ‘remand homes’ where there are clearly ‘evil’ girls awaiting the approved school. :)

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