I have had an interesting development for looking at my family tree that gives a new slant on my ancestry. Before I elaborate, I will just say that I’m a common or garden person with a common or garden family tree; containing a few modestly ambitious people and a couple of jailbirds. So what’s the… Continue reading Maybe That’s Why I Like Falafels
A new series of Home Fires starts on the 3rd April, and I’m looking forward to seeing it. Not just because of the story lines, but also the clothes. WWII still evokes a nostalgia, even if you weren’t around then, of a time when people pulled together and made do to help the war effort.… Continue reading Home Fires and WWII
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Reading through a vintage ladies magazine today from 1942, it surprising to see how many advertised goods are still available today. So I did a run-through of the adverts on Google, to see what of the more obscure items I could find still being produced today. The total amount ran up to 45 items! So… Continue reading Vintage Advertised Goods Still Available Today
I recently acquired lots of vintage women’s magazines dating from 1943-1952. It’s been great fun reading them. I love the articles, readers letters and patterns. The adverts are the most interesting. This article particularly caught my attention. It’s a light read by Marian Conway, about the different ways she’s raised money to pay the rates… Continue reading A Nostalgic Look At Paying the Rates
Lost Britain in the 1950s and 1960s.