’We had the golden age of the Eagle and the Beano together. No other generation had them combined.”
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I was born in August 1947 and I reckon that it’s true that then or 1948 was the luckiest birth year. We had the warm blanket of the NHS from cradle to grave, we had no world wars and were too young for conscription, many had new social mobility owing to state run grammar schools and the luxury of university grants,we had welfare benefits and the birth of teenager with all the new freedoms that went with it. When I was a kid children looked just like their parents and life seemed to be over at 50. Now 80 is the new 20! (honest guv). If it hadn’t been for the recent discovery of streptomycin I’d have died as a tot.Yes - I hold my hands up – I’ve been a lucky fucking lad.