Britain Since 1940

Linda in 6L has been doing some research and these are a few of the facts she has discovered:

In 1940, a quarter of homes had no electricity and many did not have a telephone. The average weekly wage was approximately £3. It is much more now!

Many new towns were created in 1946.

The National Health Service (NHS) was set up in 1948.

Sainsburys opened their first supermarket in 1950.

1951 – The Festival of Britain was held.

In 1955, the commercial television began. This was followed by the colour television in 1967.



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