LIFE in the second half of the 20th century is the subject of an exhibition that's just opened at Welshpool's Powysland Museum.

The exhibition's purpose is to jog the memories of people who can remember the times and also show people born from the year 2000 onwards aspects of their parents and grandparents lives.

Museum Curator, Eva Bredsdorff, explained: "This is an exhibition on various aspects of life in Britain from 1945 to 1999 illustrated with artefacts, photographs, leaflets, magazines and adverts from the period.

"It does not propose to paint a comprehensive and exhausted picture of Britain during the last half of the 20th century.

"It is very much hoped that the displays will create some fun and interesting inter-generational talks and discussions."

The modern items are displayed in themed cases focusing on some important aspects of life during the last five and a half decades of the 20th century including: The end of World War Two, heath and the NHS, communication, women’s role, the family, leisure and holidays, teenagers, entertainment, television, the 1953 Coronation and the Royal Family.

Eva added: "We hopes that it will inspire thinking, stimulate conversation and encourage visitors to share their experiences of life in post-war and pre-Millennium Britain."

The exhibition will be on until May 29.

Powysland is open on weekdays except Wednesday from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.

On Saturday's it is open from 11am to 2pm.