The 1970s: The UK’s Worst Post-World War II Decade?

Much talked about as Great Britain’s worst post-war decade, the 1970s were both a low point for the country both politically and economically. But is it really justified to malign that decade?

A time of bad color wallpaper, silly hairstyles, ugly cars and burly men warming their hands around braziers because of workers’ strikes. Who would ever want to remember all that?

The truth is that behind all those terrible economic and political headlines, most ordinary families in 1970s Britain were better off than ever.

Dominic Sandbrook’s interesting documentary series, The 70s,  broadcasted on BBC explains why.


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