London in the 1930's

In order to really get the feel of the 1930's in our new show I CAPTURE THE CASTLE I have been doing some more research into the period. I have discovered some wonderful DVD's of archive film footage - London in the Thirties in two parts. In this Timereel series there are films of every decade of 20th Century London life. I found the films really useful and some of the facts surprising: the average person in the 1930's went to the cinema three times a week, the phone was so new that they had lessons on how to answer a phone in school, more people were killed on the roads than now and George Bernard Shaw was filmed telling the nation not to worry about Hitler!  The films gave a real feel to the time and were extremely helpful.


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