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A vanished Britain: 50 years ago we were a country where doors were left unlocked and children played in the street

Signs are unveiled for Britain's first stretch of motorway - the eight-mile Preston bypass in Lancashire the symbol of the opening of a new era of motor travel in the United Kingdom.Anti-Litter Campaign poster in 1958 [R]

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A vanished Britain: 50 years ago we were a country where doors were left unlocked and children played in the street

It had the X Factor: ITV's Sunday Night At The Palladium - Beat The Clock with Bruce Forsyth was one of the more popular TV shows in the Fifties

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A vanished Britain: 50 years ago we were a country where doors were left unlocked and children played in the street

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The terrace that time forgot: Domestic life in 1950s Britain captured in the Liverpool home

'Birth of the Ark Royal': A stunning image by Edward Chambre Hardman which forms part of a new photographic exhibition show's the aircraft carrier under construction in a Liverpool shipyard

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A vanished Britain: 50 years ago we were a country where doors were left unlocked and children played in the street

Still loving or loathing it: Fifties favourite Marmite is still a popular food choice