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April 13, 2017

Britain in an Innocent Age: 46 Extraordinary Snapshots Document Everyday Life of Post-WWII England

The memories may have faded, but these extraordinary found photos from Martin Snelling of bygone Britain are so clear, they look as though they could have been taken yesterday.

Old-fashioned shops line streets dotted with classic 1950s and 1960s cars, couples wear their finest clothes as they enjoy an al fresco meal on their patio and children flock in their masses to church for Sunday schools...

Battle of Britain Parade on Market Hill, St. Ives, Sept. 1958

Battle of Britain Parade on Market Hill, St. Ives, Sept. 1958

Cockington Forge, Devon, March 1958

Cornerways in St. Ives, April 1958

Girl decked out in Bournemouth, May 1958

Halton Apprentices band, St. Ives, September 1958

Lunch on the patio, St. Ives, April 1958

Nr. Torquay, March 1958

Seafront, Bournemouth, May 1958

Sunday school, St. Ives, May 1958

Sunday school, St. Ives, May 1958

Torquay Harbour, March 1958

View from hotel window, Torquay, March 1958

Wedding in St. Ives, April 4th 1958

British European Airways, Heathrow, England, ca. late 1950s

Heathrow Airport in England, ca. late 1950s

A garden in Cambridgeshire, circa 1960

Babies in pram in St. Ives, circa 1960

Baby in bath, smoking a pipe, circa 1960

Barton Chemist on Bridge Street, St. Ives, circa 1960

Boat on the backwater, England, June 1960

Boating on the river, England, circa 1960

Bridge Street, St. Ives, circa 1960

Bridge Street, St. Ives, circa 1960

Bridge Street, St. Ives, circa 1960

Bryants Gifts on Bridge Street, St. Ives, circa 1960

Child in a wheelbarrow, St. Ives, circa 1960

Child on swing in Cambridgeshire, 1960

Christening gathering in Cambridgeshire, 1960

Christening group in Cambridgeshire, Whit Sunday, 1960

Christening in Cambridgeshire, Whit Sunday, 1960

Christening in Cambridgeshire, Whit Sunday, 1960

Crocuses in front of house, England, Febuary 1960

Family on the beach in Hunstanton, circa 1960

Family on the beach in Hunstanton, circa 1960

Girl playing in garden, Cambridgeshire, circa 1960

Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire, circa 1960

Kit Kat Club, Hunstanton, circa 1960

Launching at River Ouse, Cambridgeshire, June 1960

Little girl in garden, St. Ives, circa 1960

Man and his dog in Cambridgeshire, April 1960

Man and his dog in Cambridgeshire, June 1960

Mother and children in Cambridgeshire, circa 1960

Queen Mum visits Agriculture Show, circa 1960

Woman and baby, England, 1960

Yours For A 1/-, Cambridgeshire, circa 1960



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