Social developments keywords (B)

Festival of Britain
held a century after the Great Exhibition of 1851, this was intended to mark Britain's recovery from the war and to look forward to the future celebrating new design, culture and industry
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baby boom
in the years after the end of the Second World War there was a rise in the number of babies born; those born between 1946 and 1964 are usually seen as the 'baby boomers'
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infrastructure
the physical environment of a modern developed society including the network of communications, such as roads, railways, airports and telecommunications, the industrial base, the public buildings, the schools and the housing stock.
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council house
a house built by local authorities to house the working classes, often to replace slums; rents tended to be lower than in privately rented accommodation
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hire purchase
a system whereby a buyer pays a deposit on an expensive item and then pays monthly instalments (inc interest) to hire the item over the length of the contract; at the end of the contract the buyer can pay the remaining balance or return the item
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Butlins
a chain of holiday camps founded by Billy Butlin in 1936; camps were built at popular seaside resorts like Skegness, Clacton and Blackpool; guests stayed in chalets and entertainment and activities were provided.
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family allowance
a weekly benefit paid for each child in a family; it was renamed child benefit in 1977
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New Commonwealth
countries which had recently gained independence, India, Pakistan, the West Indies and so on, as compared to the 'Old Commonwealth' countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa;
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New Commonwealth continued
the term became a useful, indirect way of differentiating between non-white and white populations
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repatriation
returning someone to their place of origin
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National Service
this conscripted young men for two in years in military uniforms; it was introduced in 1947 and lasted until 1960
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in the years after the end of the Second World War there was a rise in the number of babies born; those born between 1946 and 1964 are usually seen as the 'baby boomers'

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baby boom

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the physical environment of a modern developed society including the network of communications, such as roads, railways, airports and telecommunications, the industrial base, the public buildings, the schools and the housing stock.

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a house built by local authorities to house the working classes, often to replace slums; rents tended to be lower than in privately rented accommodation

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a system whereby a buyer pays a deposit on an expensive item and then pays monthly instalments (inc interest) to hire the item over the length of the contract; at the end of the contract the buyer can pay the remaining balance or return the item

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