A Vintage Life in England

My thoughts turn to England these days and, of course, I have a Vintage Heart.  If you want to have a Vintage Heart in England, I recommend these Historical Reality Shows set in World War II.  These are real people living like it used to be.  Wartime Farm features historical experts, but the others feature everyday Britons yearning for the past.


My favorite one is 1940’s House.  It focuses on one family, which lets you really get to know them and see greater details of everyday life with the constant threat of bombs, rationing, and the ol’ Anderson Shelter.  https://www.amazon.com/1940s-House-Geoffrey-Palmer/dp/B0000AYL47/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496666643&sr=8-1&keywords=1940s+house


The second is Coalhouse at War.  This one is set in Wales, so you get to meet a variety of dialects and such.  You also get to see how a *community* functions together, a school, a wartime factory full of women, and men down in a dark, dangerous coal mine.  https://www.amazon.com/Coal-House-at-War-anglais/dp/B002RAQM1C/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1496666764&sr=1-1&keywords=coal+house+at+war


Finally, there’s Wartime Farm.  Before the war, most of Britain’s food was imported.  So, they really had to come together and figure out how to feed their people.  They also took in refugees from the much more dangerous cities and kept watch for enemies.  They even flew messenger pigeons.  https://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Wartime-Farm-DVD/dp/B00KS37I4K/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1496666683&sr=1-1&keywords=wartime+farm