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Author Beazley, Ben.

Title Postwar Leicester [electronic resource] / Ben Beazley.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2006]
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Summary In the thirty years following the end of the Second World War Leicester underwent some of the most dramatic changes in its history. Along with the rest of Britain it saw the austerity of the late 1940s and '50s, the shortages and rationing, followed by the boom period of the '60s, when full employment brought an interlude of prosperity. During these postwar decades sweeping changes were made to the physical structure of Leicester: areas of bomb damage and slum housing were cleared from the old city centre, and an intensive building programme in both the public and private sectors resulted in people moving out to new housing estates on the edges of the city. Ben Beazley vividly describes the story of everyday life in Leicester during this period. Illustrated with more than 120 photographs, maps and plans, Postwar Leicester will capture the imagination of anyone who knows the city today, and will rekindle memories for those who lived through the years of redevelopment and change.
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Subject Leicester (England) -- History -- 20th century.
Leicester (England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
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Other Form: Print version: Beazley, Ben. Postwar Leicester. Stroud : Sutton, 2006. 9780750940689 (pbk.) : (Uk)013596709
ISBN 9780750954327 (e-pub)
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