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Significant events in the time line for a play

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essbeehindyou Wed 11-Jul-07 21:39:42

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popsycal Wed 11-Jul-07 21:40:01

the wars

RubySlippers Wed 11-Jul-07 21:41:27

1963 - death of JFK

Kathyis6incheshigh Wed 11-Jul-07 21:42:25

Abdication crisis
Coronation of Eliz II & Everest climbed same year

LIZS Wed 11-Jul-07 21:48:31

Is this British or World events?

General strike 1920something(4?) and Depression
Votes for Women
WW1 and WW2(Hiroshima)
Decline of British Empire
End of Cold War and Decline of Communism in Europe
Space travel - Moon Landing, Space Shuttle
Development of TV/Radio

essbeehindyou Wed 11-Jul-07 21:50:41

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popsycal Wed 11-Jul-07 21:51:17

vote for women then

popsycal Wed 11-Jul-07 21:51:56

moon landing

LIZS Wed 11-Jul-07 21:52:13

Decimalisation 1972ish
Margaret Thatcher

Kathyis6incheshigh Wed 11-Jul-07 21:53:01

If she lives anywhere near the east coast, then the 1953 floods.

melpomene Wed 11-Jul-07 21:56:31

We didn't Start the Fire

A bit American biased, but very interesting

wheresthehamster Wed 11-Jul-07 22:00:57

First woman prime minister 1979

wheresthehamster Wed 11-Jul-07 22:03:17

Growth of feminism
Swinging sixties - Mods and Rockers

wheresthehamster Wed 11-Jul-07 22:06:20

Hurricane - 1987?
House price crash
3 day week 1972?
Faulklands war

essbeehindyou Thu 12-Jul-07 16:05:05

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Bink Thu 12-Jul-07 16:37:32

So she's born in 1915, is that right?
Presumably the significant events should be things that would make an impression on her at her particular age? So -

babyhood, First World War - confusing comings & goings & people being suddenly happy & sad
age 3/4, Spanish flu epidemic
age 12/13, first radio broadcasts by BBC
age 18, German Jewish refugees in Britain
(her) twenties, Second World War - contrast with faint memories of First??
thirties, austerity - you have to read this extraordinary book
forties, Harold McMillan, "You never had it so good" and hints of sexual revolution (& probably feeling a bit left out of the latter)
fifties, Virago Press & feeling back in the swim
sixties, Greenham Common ...

I think I am channelling Posy Simmonds here.

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