A Lost World: A Social History of the Interwar Years

with William Tyler MBE

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William will examine this period of history so close to us in time, and yet seemingly light years away from the world we live in today.  Many sought, in the immediate postwar period, to try and forget the war by partying on. Others found that the land of plenty, so glibly promised by politicians, had failed to materialise. A world where American culture seeped into our own, mainly through the cinema screen, and through the new foods and drinks which were now becoming available. A world of horse drawn agriculture, of no NHS, of a strong belief in marriage, and of continuing large numbers of women in domestic service. And, at the end of all of this, war loomed once more on the horizon.

Week 1: 10th January: A long shadow is cast. 
Week 2: 17th January: The young dance on. 
Week 3: 24th January: The servant class remain. 
Week 4: 31st January: The declining power and wealth of the elite. 
Week 5: 7th February Football and The Flicks, Hiking and The Seaside. 
Week 6: 14th February: At work in the factories – but not always. 
Week 7: 7th March: At work on the land – Dying traditions. 
Week 8: 14th March: Food and Drink: Cocktails and Cornflakes. 
Week 9: 21st March: No NHS, and plenty of worries. 
Week 10: 28th March: Family Life: Marriage and Divorce. 
Week 11: 4th April: Despite everything, there is social progress. 
Week 12: 11th April: Here we go all over again.  

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