The UK 60 years ago

Back when Queen Elizabeth II took to the throne things were very different.

The average house price was £1,891 and an average yearly wage was £589.59.

At the end off the working week you could treat yourself to a pint for the bargain price of 1s 2d – just 6p in today’s money.

Winston Churchill was Prime Minister in a year that saw the introduction of prescription charges at a price of 1s.

In the sporting world, Manchester United were the football league champions and Newcastle United were the FA Cup winners for a record fifth time.

Great Britain and Northern Ireland competed in the 1952 Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland.

Athletes won one gold medal, two silver medals and eight bronze medals.

In the music world, the first ever singles chart was produced by NME magazine. Al Martino’s ‘Here In My Heart’ was the bigggest selling song.