76 Domestic

This is a 1950’s english kitchen (if you were lucky).  Many houses outside the cities didn’t have sufficient electric power to run white goods, merely enough for lights, a kettle  and a radio.

Until 1952 I lived in a house that still had gas mantle lighting in place (not that is was used) for an emergency.

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11 Responses to 76 Domestic

  1. What an absolute delight. This has a very similar feel to my grandparents’ kitchen (in the 70s and 80s; they were very frugal people!). I could almost imagine my grandmother just having washed those cups on the side. Happy memories!

    • 4howwie4 says:

      Sad to say, my parents lived in a house with a kitchen not much better than this till my father died in 1994.
      Both of them being from poor families, they would not spend money on new fangled things, however much we told them.
      Howard

  2. danudin says:

    I am surprised to see this theme posted by a Wild Child like you Howie! Obviously this is a museum cause if it was in use the kettle would be boiking away so you could have a “Nice Cuppa Tea” LOL

    • 4howwie4 says:

      Yes Ron, it is a museum, and a very good one about life in East Anglia.
      I am afraid the ‘wild child’ in me has been tamed by many years of connubial bliss (but I still want the Harley). However sometimes a flicker of the wild child shows and I ask for Coffee.
      Howard

  3. lsvejda says:

    It is good to look back at how we lived not to many years ago. It is so easy to be spoiled today with all the modern appliances.

    • 4howwie4 says:

      I think every child should be taken to see this museum, then maybe they would realise not everything comes to them on a plate.
      I guess the hard work of those days made most people morwe independent than they are today.
      Howard

  4. Tammy says:

    My grandma’s kitchen was a smaller version of this, and she lived there until 2 yrs ago when she passed away….there is a real homey feeling to this room!

  5. I agree. This looks like my grandmother’s kitchen, also. Love the photo!!

  6. KarenAnn says:

    People of yesterday would be so amazed at all the power we use nowadays…with all the specialty appliances that do only one thing…like waffle makers, coffeemakers, pannini makes etc…when it used to be the stove and pots and pans! I think my grandma thought she was in heaven when she got an electric frypan so she wouldn’t have to tend the pan over the stove.

  7. victry1 says:

    Reminds me of my kitchen growing up except our stove was bigger. What a difference between yesteryear and today.

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