Category Archives: Memories of 1950s

Knitted Baby clothes in 1950s

By | August 23, 2017

The excitement of a new baby in the 1950s included family members who loved knitting making something for the new baby. I found a Paragon Baby Knitting book for babies 6 month to 2 years from I think the 1950s to share on this page. It was interesting to see variety of patterns and clothes… Read More »

1957 World Tour Brochure

By | June 23, 2017

  The brochure for the 1957 World Tour of The Band of Her Majesty’s Irish Guards has some interesting advertisements with a couple for Australian Airlines that no longer exist. The first page of advertisements was for The Commercial Bank of Australia Limited and Federal Hotels with hotels in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart. The next… Read More »

Hot Rod Diner Jigsaw

By | October 8, 2016

A friend could not resist giving me a jigsaw as they know I love the 1950s and doing jigsaws so to find them both together was perfect. The jigsaw was not square or rectangle but a special shape which made it more of a challenge as it is very difficult to do the edge first… Read More »

The New Idea MAGAZINE June 1957

By | August 14, 2016

                I came across this magazine from the 1950s which is a great snapshot of fashions, advertisements and what was in Women’s magazines at that time. It is The New Idea for Women dated June 19, 1957 and cost 7d (pence). The back page is a full page… Read More »