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Gibsons Spirit Of The 50S 1000 Piece Jigsaw

Gibsons Spirit Of The 50S 1000 Piece Jigsaw

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This 1000 piece montage jigsaw puzzle takes you back to the Fabulous Fifties.

With the years of rationing rapidly coming to an end, the future looked promising. The Festival of Britain had lifted spirits in 1951 and, as the sweet ration was lifted in time for Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953, the spectacular procession was watched by twenty million on television. Although few owned a television set, most knew someone who did, and by the end of the decade, 60 percent of homes had one.

Television was a convenient new form of entertainment. Generations of children had listened with mother on the radio; now it was watching with mother - Muffin the Mule, Sooty, the Flowerpot Men. American cowboy series proliferated, but home-grown productions included favourites like Dixon of Dock Green and Emergency Ward 10. Family shows prospered, especially after Independent Television began in 1955 (along with a stream of TV commercials and those jingles). It made the presenters household names, such as Eamonn Andrews, Bruce Forsythe, Hughie Green.

The change was on its way: filter-tipped cigarettes, self-service supermarkets, sugar-coated breakfast cereals, Wagon Wheels, the convenience of instant coffee, and the dramatic new detergent washing powders with vibrant packaging. Elvis Presley was the singing sensation from the USA, along with Bill Haley, who brought rock 'n' roll to Britain's teenagers. But life in the Fifties could be simply those DIY jobs - would it be Formica or Fablon? For children, collecting Typhoo tea cards was a popular pastime, or reading the Eagle with adventures of Dan Dare's pilot of the future, whose nemesis was the green Mekon - can you find him hiding in the jigsaw?

As with all Gibsons jigsaws, we use 100% recycled puzzle board, paper and work with the best artists from all around the world. The beautifully illustrated pieces are designed to fit perfectly together; in fact, we use the thickest puzzle board on the market. Everyone loves a Gibsons jigsaw, even Her Majesty the Queen has been spotted with one.

We’ve made some positive changes to our processes, so you can be sure you’re getting the same great puzzles and know they are kinder to the environment. Not only does the box have a fresh new look, but we’ve used biodegradable clear labels to secure the lid instead of shrink wrap, reducing our plastic waste. We use vegetable-based inks too. The gloss coating on the box gives extra protection and the puzzle pieces are stored in a plastic bag that can be recycled by most councils.

Because the box is slightly smaller than our previous designs, we need less room to transport our products, reducing our carbon footprint and storing your puzzles more easily. We have also popped an artwork poster inside for you to reference whilst you piece together your lovely jigsaw puzzle.

Features:

  • Product code: G7082
  • High-quality 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.
  • Puzzle size: 48x68cm when complete.
  • Made from thick, durable puzzle board that is 100% recycled.
  • Curated by Robert Opie

SKU: GBS-G7081

MPN: G7081

ID: GBS-G7081

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