Discover what it was like growing up in 1952 through the eyes of a nine-year-old. Ray recounts his childhood growing up in Birmingham, at a pivotal point of history: six years previously the National Health Service Act came into effect and changed the landscape of medical care forever. Another four years prior to that, the Education Act raised the minimum age of leaving education to fifteen.
“The early fifties in England was another planet, a galaxy away from today.”
Weaving humour through factual anecdotes, Ray sketches the incidents that shaped his life, also bringing in post-WW2 references. Illustrated with full colour cartoons by Colin Fisher, Churchill’s Boomers will appeal to readers who can both remember that time and those that are interested in the period.
Ray, who is now retired, has been involved with amateur theatre for over thirty years working as actor and director with theatres in Birmingham and Leamington. Ray has also written a number of plays, all of which have been performed on stage.