It was the days of slick hair, rock 'n' roll and big American cars. The post-war 1950's period was certainly well known for its extravagance and changes in British culture.
Member of the Senedd for Vale of Clwyd, Gareth Davies recently visited the 1950's Museum at Cae Dai in Denbigh to visit owner, Sparrow Harrison who has ran the museum for many years and to sample a taste of life in the decade that brought us Cliff Richard, Marilyn Monroe and many more.
Situated on the outskirts of Denbigh, the 1950's Museum gives visitors the opportunity to travel back in time and explore an array of items and memories from the decade, including household goods, music, cars, technology and even the getaway vehicle from the famous Great Train Robbery.
The Museum is open to visitors everyday between the hours of 11am and 4pm where they will be greeted with a warm welcome and a depth of knowledge from Sparrow and the team who are more than happy to share their memories and depth of expertise into the mid 20th Century.
Speaking after the visit Gareth said, "before I visited Sparrow and the team at the 1950's Museum I didn't have a vast knowledge of that era having been born the 1980's, but having spent some time soaking in that era I left knowing a lot more about what certainly looked like an exciting time to be alive. We were of course in a post-war period back then and many people had lived through the 1940's in fear and anxiety of the horrors of World War Two, but the 1950's was the decade which saw advances in technology and people began to enjoy their lives again living in a world of peace and being able to express themselves in ways that they previously felt unable."
Gareth continued by saying, "I'd encourage anyone with an interest in that particular period of history to visit the 1950's Museum and soak up everything that was good and exciting about that era. We have some fantastic places of interest here in Denbighshire and this is certainly one of them!