Thursday, 25 November 2010

BBC Turn Back Time 'The High Street' 1960's

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1960s Next on:Tuesday, 21:00 on BBC One

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In this episode the shopkeepers move into the swinging sixties, and big changes hit the high street. Every shop has transformed completely - 1960s mass production of meat, bread and clothing means the bakers find themselves running a milk bar, the butcher sells hardware and the dressmaker is now running a hair salon. The grocers has become self-service, bringing a more modern shopping experience to customers. The bakers have to produce milkshakes and burgers, while the dressmaker turns her hand to bouffants and beehives. The butcher finds himself in direct competition with the grocer.
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As the shopkeepers struggle with the changes in their trades, the town sees first-hand why Britain turned its back on traditional shops and embraced the supermarket. At the end of the week, history dictates that, for some, it is time to leave, and customers realise just what they're losing.

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1 comment:

  1. loved it , really was the swinging sixties ,but sad how it shows what the decade really did do to our high street. with the pricing and compertition
    of the two grocers . but the styles, the music even the way the shopkeeper's flats were great . one problem though , the vw camper van was a 1970/71 reg so slightly out . but everything else was fantastic. well done the bbc.