Find out how people went about their daily lives within the periods before the World Wars, what appliances (if any) were in use, how the rolls and traditions within the home even at this early stage were being challenged, how people kept themselves entertained and the (what might now seem strange and sometimes illogical) customs that people adhered to.
During the World War time periods many women answered the call of the government to go out to work, entering the workplace en-mass, as their loved ones went away to fight for King & Country. Find out how they coped with balancing house work and employment, working in many jobs that had previously only been available to men.
This was a time of great hardship in Britain and was reflected by many fleeing to Australia amongst other places to find a better future. Find out how people coped in what was a Britain of true austerity with food rationing only ending in 1954. The period culminated with the death of Winston Churchill in January 1965.
Following the World Cup victory of July 1966 people wanted more from life and rejected the austerity of the Post War years. Protests became common place covering everything from women’s rights to nuclear disarmament alongside several general strikes. Find out how the people coped and what life was like for those who lived through it.