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The 1940s Room

 

As a contrast to the 1960s Room posted a while ago, twenty years earlier the parlour was more subdued and the fixtures and fittings would probably have lasted far longer. In the corner is the Wireless of the day, powered by wet batteries, accumulators full of acid. I remember as a child carrying these down the road to the hardware shop for them to be recharged of refilled with new acid. At the time they appeared to be very heavy.

 

 

The 1940s Room

 

As a contrast to the 1960s Room posted a while ago, twenty years earlier the parlour was more subdued and the fixtures and fittings would probably have lasted far longer. In the corner is the Wireless of the day, powered by wet batteries, accumulators full of acid. I remember as a child carrying these down the road to the hardware shop for them to be recharged of refilled with new acid. At the time they appeared to be very heavy.

 

 

comments (10)

A wonderful image Les. It reminds me of my grandparents home, many years ago.
Les Auld: Thanks you Frances, actually it does the same for me. Thanks for the comment.
Most people only ever had one suite. I remember the excitement when my parents actually bought a new one, after about 25 years of being married...and there was nothing really wrong with the old one
Les Auld: Furniture was certainly made to last back then Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Aug 2011, 08:13
Most of this is oddly familiar Les
Les Auld: It is indeed Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Aug 2011, 09:57
I remember those armchairs from my grandparents, we still have the candlesticks and tiles from the fireplace.
Les Auld: Funny how the picture seems to trigger similar memories from many of use Mike, thanks for the comment.
Funny thing Les, I've just had a gas fire installed similar to that, what goes around comes aroundsmile
Les Auld: Nothing new under the sun then Frank, thanks for the comment.
I think plenty of rooms looked like this past the 40's Les. Like visiting my grand parents. Nice shot.
Les Auld: It does remind me of my grand parents house as well John, thanks for the comment.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain
  • 25 Aug 2011, 18:54
Strange how everything seemed to be brown in those days! I remember we had chairs similar to this when I was very young and they felt really scratchy on your bare legs.
Les Auld: And there was always the smell of tobacco as everyone smoked, thanks for the comment Ingrid.
Not dissimilar to the sort of front room I grew up in. I used to go down the local garage with my dad every Sunday morning when he took the flat accumulators and exchanged them for freshly charged ones, and I usually got some sweets. They were good times and so simple.
Les Auld: Sounds just like my own childhood Brian, and as I remember the accumulators were very heavy. Thanks for the comment.
I do love the toning you have given this Les..Well suited for the period.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, appreciate the comment.
This is a wonderful image, Les. There's so much of interest to see here and the treatment is just right
Les Auld: It just seemed to work Pamela, thanks for the comment.

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