I came across this article in the May 1940 edition of Housewife magazine. It's tribute to English cookery writer Florence White. She was a much respected recipe book writer, freelance cookery journalist and cookery school founder. FLORENCE WHITE died on March 12 this year, aged 76, and HOUSEWIFE readers, we feel sure, were particularly sorry… Continue reading Florence White: Britain’s First Freelance Food Journalist
The farm team are back! Ruth Goodman, Peter Ginn and Alex Langlands (yes, he's back) are, this time, showing us how the age of steam helped shape our country. Starting tonight, in this six part series, they begin with the railway. For more information see the Radio Times.
What wash days were like sixty years ago before there were such things as automatic washing machines. Read this first hand account of what it was like in a working class home in Britain on wash day. Source: Working Class life in the 1940s - Wash Day
During the Second World War millions of men left their homes and families to fight for their country. Meanwhile, those waving a tearful goodbye had to carry on. They dug their allotments, measured out their bath water, and presented their ration coupons... Source: Living on the Home Front - Amberley Publishing
The broadcast date for 24 Hours in the Past has been confirmed. The first episode will be aired on 28th April at 9pm on BBC One. As previously mentioned, 24 Hours in the Past will put six celebrities in a Victorian workplace to see how life was really like for the poor in Britain. They… Continue reading Update: 24 Hours in the Past – Broadcast Date Confirmed