North East Life in the 1930s, 40s and 50s

If you’re over a certain age, our talk on Wednesday 24 May will be a trip down memory lane. If you’re under  pension age, it will be a chance to find out what life was like for your parents or your granny – when Monday was always washday, a holiday a short trip to the seaside and shopping was done, ration book in hand. Memories of early television, the cinema, Christmas and childhood games will be shared.

washday

Speaker, Andrew Clark of Summerhill Books will ditch the PowerPoint but bring along familiar and unfamiliar objects such as a poss stick, flat iron, stone hot water bottle, cobbler’s last and old toys and games.

tin-bath

The talk will take place at The Corner House, Heaton Road NE6 5RP at 7.30pm (Doors open at 7.00pm. You are advised to take your seat by 7.15pm). Please book your place by contacting maria@heatonhistorygroup.org /07443 594154. Until 23 February, booking will be open to Heaton History Group members only.

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