Here are two cartoons from 1948 featuring Charley, archetypal British post-war chap, adjusting to his new world.
The first deals with town planning. "Charley in New Town" addresses the post-war desire to rethink the city. Of course, in America, this was the period of massive suburbanization.
Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iraX8Aznccg
Next is "Charley's March of Time" about the British post-war national insurance plans.
Both are very interesting and amusing and worth taking a look.
And I will add this interesting video about the English town:
This last video comes from this rather fascinating collection of videos from the British Council Film Collection, which can be found here: