Repair and Mend
Before the 1960s, few people in Britain could afford to discard anything that might be repaired and re-used. This 'Yesteryear Scrapbook' offers a fascinating insight into how people employed their ingenuity to repair and mend.
1940s and 1950s Recycling
The 1940s and '50s were an era when hats and car tyres were recycled, and aluminium saucepans became fighter-planes! One ambitious gentleman even built an entire house from material salvaged from bomb-sites ...for the meager price of £82!
DVD, CD and 24 Page Booklet
On the DVD:
Children’s Repair Shop - Young Mechanics At Work (1940)
Patching London - Restoring Buildings In The Blitz (1940)
Soling And Heeling Tyres - New Treads For Old (1940)
Handyman Hancock’s £82 House (1945)
Soapbox Derby: Children’s Home-Made Race (1951) ...and more!
On the CD:
Be Like The Kettle And Sing - Vera Lynn
I Did What I Could With My Gas Mask - George Formby
The Thing-Ummy- Bob (That’s Going To Win The War) - Arthur Askey
Albert And His Savings - Stanley Holloway
We Must All Stick Together - Billy Cotton & His Band ...and many more!