Slightly off-topic but indulge me.
I’m fascinated by maps and mapping. So if you want to compare how things have changed in the last 60 years go and have a browse around this free OS map website. http://www.npemap.org.uk
You can find a complete set of scans of the New Popular Edition OS maps for Scotland, England and Wales.
There’s railway lines everywhere as these map predate Dr. Beeching by 15 years. No motorways and bypasses! I can remember as a kid going on holiday from Liverpool to North Wales and it taking 4 hours to get to LLandudno. Well it was the awful bottleneck at St. Asaph. A journey that probably takes 1hr 30mins now. But seeing just how many main roads there weren’t back then brings home the dramatic change there has been.
Anyway, go and have a scoot about and see how your local has changed. Whilst doing that, bang in your postcode so that the free postcode database benefits.