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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