Pie 'n' Mash and Prefabs - My 1950s Childhood

Pie 'n' Mash and Prefabs - My 1950s Childhood

Norman Jacobs


The Blitz had made many households within the East finish of London homeless. One resolution was once to erect prefabs on fields and open areas to offer transitority lodging to people who were bombed out. It was once in a single of those 'modern' bins that younger Norman Jacobs grew up in the course of the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties. In a full of life, specified and funny photo of a postwar Hackney early life, Norman takes us again to an age of rationing, bomb websites, road markets, vibrant characters and camaraderie. And in reminiscing approximately stodgy tuition nutrition, jumpers for goalposts, hear with mom, greyhound racing, pie 'n' mash, vacation camps, and the arrival of American-style burger bars, he presents a glimpse right into a lifestyle that has vanished for ever.Set opposed to a backdrop of Rock 'n' Roll, the Cuban Missile main issue and the assassination of President Kennedy, humorous, poignant and infrequently unhappy, Norman's is a narrative filled with innocence and happiness that might take you again to the simplest of instances - the times we suggestion may by no means finish.

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