Britons miss village post offices, red phone boxes, Sundays rest the mostNovember 24th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that despite modern developments, Britons are still nostalgic for village post offices, red phone boxes, and Sundays as a day for rest.
Conducted by soft drink Tango, the survey revealed that almost 58 per cent of the British people named village post offices as the institution they had loved and lost, while 41 pct said that they missed Sunday as a national day of rest and red telephone boxes.
Thirty five per cent of the people missed supersonic aircraft Concorde, followed by the traditional milkman and the fastest-disappearing milk float in the West with 26 per cent of votes.
They still miss TV chart show Top of the Pops, old English tearooms, and the one-pound bank note.
There was also a longing for more lollipop ladies on school crossings, and even the old technology of vinyl records.
The survey involving 2000 respondents asked which current endangered aspects of British life would be missed most if they went.
It included local pubs, a full English breakfast and the Royal Family as well as the national anthem, pantomimes and the Bank of England.
The researchers found that 75 per cent of the nation felt that British icons and institutions were under threat because the nation was too worried about being politically correct.
Others felt too much red tape and pressure from authorities were also a threat to well loved institutions.
The research found that it was the disappearance of such things that threatened British identity.
“The British people are clearly nostalgic when it comes to icons and institutions such as post offices, red telephone boxes and Sunday rest days, the Telegraph quoted a spokesman for Tango as saying.
“Despite modern developments like mobile phones and the internet people still hanker after what they consider the good old days when life seemed less stressful and simpler.
“We are urging people to campaign to save the things they love most so we do not risk Britain losing its identity,” he added. (ANI)
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