The H&A 1950s living room - part four
On a cheerier note, I've found an absolute gem online: The Homeland Festival of Britain Guide to London. It gives a great view of the comings and goings of the event as well as an insight into London at the time.
The chapter ‘A walk through blitzed London’ is one such example. ‘At Cannon Street turn right and walk towards St Paul’s,' it reads. 'As it stands in majestic dignity amid the surrounding devastation it seems that only a miracle could have preserved it’.
It is quite moving reading these words when you remember that only 10 years had passed since the ending of the Blitz. How raw it must of been to London’s inhabitants with the bomb damaged streets as a constant reminder. This only exaggerates the need for the festival, which was termed the ‘tonic for the nation’.
Pictured is another eBay buy, a record rack, but alas I’ve yet to get the records - though it’s proved useful for storing paint charts and wallpaper samples!
Again, if anyone has a Dansette record player do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org