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Our Working Lives Book

51degreesNorth designed and produced this book for digital:works project ‘Our Working Lives’. It was produced to support an exhibition at Poole Museum from September 2011 to April 2012.

24 pages, soft cover, includes audio CD with snippets of oral history from participants. Edition of 500.

The book features quotes from local residents along with short summaries of the period after the Second World War.

The fifties was a transitory time between the war, rationing and hardship of the forties and the sixties freedom of expression. Ten years of enormous social shift. By the end of the decade we had near full employment, wages had doubled in ten years and every worker qualified for a statutory two-week holiday.

More information about this project can be found at;

See more of our design work here, or specifically our previous book designs here.