Nostalgic Britons would love to turn the clock back and return to life in the 1950’s, according to the results of a recent survey. Many have fond memories of the post war decade which signalled the end of rationing and the popularity of “I Love Lucy” and Elvis Presley. Most British people would like to see the return of local grocer’s shops, red telephone boxes, milkmen (whatever happened to them!) and post offices. In addition they would like to see more bobbies (policemen) on the beat and even the return of the rag and bone man (now that is nostalgic – I can remember my grandparents talking about him!) Street fundraisers, speed cameras and parking meters came top of the list of Britons’ pet hates of modern life. A spokesman for the supermarket chain that commissioned the survey said it proved that even though today’s society appears to have it all, clearly the good, old fashioned values of half a century ago are much more appealing.