What was it like to grow up in america during the 1950s update cancel ad by everquote my fear of communists notwithstanding and we were able to grow up at our own pace in the wintertime we took sleds to one of the hills or skated at the 8th street rink in summertime we made forts out of scrap lumber took buses to the beach . The magic of fifties suburbia when socks were darned baths shared and kids roamed wild only now does michelle hanson appreciate what a glorious age it was to grow up in. Raymond aldous has used our storymaker programme to tell us about the street where he grew up argyle street in norwich read about his experiences at school and playing in the streets and woods in his area the way they used to be all pictures courtesy norfolk library and information service . Growing up and living in the 1950s and 1960s a personal experience of what life was like it seems strange to think that when i was born in 1948 that hardly anyone had a television set let alone a car . What it was like to grow up in the brooklyn tenements in the 40s and 50s this is 7 1 2 minutes of a 46 minute documentary made from 1950s 8mm home movies and old photographs
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