The Conservative Long ’50s: 13 Wasted Years in 13 Exhibits


Were they 13 wasted years? Well, here’s a teaser. 13 years, in 13 exhibits. What or who are they, and to what do they prefer?

Here’s ‘s an intro:

So, exhibit one:

Into my heart an air that kills
 From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remembered hills,
 What spires, what farms are those?

That is the land of lost content,
 I see it shining plain,
The happy highways where I went
 And cannot come again.


So, exhibit two


Then, exhibit three:


And four

Trog macmillan

‘Well, gentlemen, I think we all fought a good fight’ (The Spectator, 16 October 1959)

And number five:

And number six, or should that be numero six? 

  • And number seven:


And number eight:

To number nine:

And number ten:

Sexual intercourse began
In nineteen sixty-three
(which was rather late for me) –
Between the end of the “Chatterley” ban
And the Beatles’ first LP.

Now, eleven:

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So, twelve:

p eye mac

And, thirteen:

So, what or who are they? Then what on earth is Tilbrook going to say about them?

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