Life in the Fifties exhibition

From a well used Hornby Dublo to a post office savings book via a ten bob note- just some of the treasures that make up the special Life in the Fifties exhibition to mark HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee week.

Lofts and attics around the village are producing a wealth of nostalgia and memories of the decade that saw many residents as young newlyweds and parents, others as the country’s first ‘teenagers’ or as school children. Every exhibit has a story to tell, making this a very personal and fascinating display of memorabilia.

Thanks to the generosity of Martin Taylor, Ilmington Manor is playing host to this walk down memory lane. Martin himself remembers the Fifties as a schoolboy growing up in the historic house; a time of chauffeurs and servants, of short trousers and boarding school.

Download the exhibition programme.

From our visitor's book;

‘Wonderful trip down memory lane!’
‘Well done everyone. Fabulous’
‘A really nostalgic collection- superb effort’
‘Fantastic exhibition- well curated and designed’
‘Wonderful exhibition. Great old treasures’
‘ So much imagination. Well done. What memories’
‘A really excellent insight into the 50s.Thank you’
‘A wonderful exhibition- fascinating and so interesting’
‘Fabulous collection, very moving’
‘I was there! Lovely to be reminded’
‘Excellent for all ages’
‘A great exhibition, reminding me of a great decade in my life’
‘Could spend a whole day looking! Marvellous’
‘Absolutely fantastic- a privilege to see’
‘A major project. Brilliant’