Gibsons Spirit of the 50s Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 Pieces)

Gibsons Games
SKU: JPGIG7081
£11.38
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Spirit of the 50s is a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle from Gibsons Games.

With the years of rationing rapidly coming to an end, the future looked promising. The Festival of Britain had lifted spirits in 1951 and, as the sweet ration was lifted in time for Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953, the spectacular procession was watched by twenty million on television. Although few owned a television set, most knew someone who did, and by the end of the decade, 60 per cent of homes had one.

Television was a convenient new form of entertainment. Generations of children had listened with mother on the radio; now it was watching with mother - Muffin the Mule, Sooty, the Flowerpot Men. American cowboy series proliferated, but home-grown productions included favourites like Dixon of Dock Green and Emergency Ward 10. Family shows prospered, especially after Independent Television began in 1955 (along with a stream of TV commercials and those jingles). It made the presenters household names - Eamonn Andrews, Bruce Forsythe, Hughie Green.

Perhaps the byword of this era was aspiration. Men desired a motor car or a scooter with a girl on the pillion. Housewives wished for a Kenwood food mixer, a refrigerator for the frozen foods, or a Colston dish washer - "washing-up has gone for good!" Change was on its way: filter-tipped cigarettes, self-service supermarkets, sugar-coated breakfast cereals, Wagon Wheels, the convenience of instant coffee, and the dramatic new detergent washing powders with vibrant packaging.

Elvis Presley was the singing sensation from the USA, along with Bill Haley, who brought rock 'n' roll to Britain's teenagers. But life in the Fifties could be simply those DIY jobs - would it be Formica or Fablon? For children, collecting Typhoo tea cards was a popular pastime, or reading the Eagle with adventures of Dan Dare 'pilot of the future', whose nemesis was the green Mekon - can you find him hiding in the jigsaw?

Completed puzzle size: 49 x 68cm

As with all Gibsons jigsaw puzzles, the carefully illustrated pieces are made from the highest quality 100% recycled board and are therefore a pleasure to work with again and again.

Brand Gibsons Games
Jigsaw no of pieces 1000
Jigsaw piece size Standard
Jigsaw pieces range 1000
Jigsaw puzzles 1
Jigsaw size 49 x 68
Jigsaw theme Nostalgia
Jigsaw title Spirit of the 50s

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UK Delivery

Standard UK Delivery is by Royal Mail 48 (Second Class Post) up to 2kg or Hermes Standard (3 - 4 working days) or Parcelforce 48 for orders weighing over 2kg.

The standard delivery cost will range from £2.96 up to a maximum of £9.12 dependent on weight. However, charges may exceed this for the Channel Islands.’.

You will have the option to upgrade to a faster service: Royal Mail 24 (First Class Post), Parcelforce 24, Parcelforce Next Day by Noon or Next Day Special Delivery.

As a rough guideline, you will be able to order up to approximately 10 x 1000 piece puzzles and pay £4.96 for Hermes shipping.

Please note that the standard Parcelforce 24 or 48 services do not deliver on a Saturday, Sunday or bank holidays. However, we do offer the option of Parcelforce 24 Saturday delivery

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