Kids in the Past

What clothes were there in 1914? (Edward’s Diary)

In this episode Edward describes the clothes he wears and how they compare to other boys and girls. He talks about uniforms – the army’s, and his new Scouting Uniform. He has a uniform for school too, although not all children do.

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The Streets They Left Behind

In this episode Edward’s father has joined up and life is changing for those left behind – there are fewer men around and everyday supplies are running short. Even children like Sidney Parry, the housekeeper’s son, are caught up in war work – whether …

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Typical Day in 1914

In this episode Edward talks how things are changing since the start of the war. The City Exchange has closed which means father hasn’t as much work to do, and mother is knitting for the troops. The daily trips to school and work are affected by the …

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What toys and games were there to play in 1914? (Edward’s Diary)

In this episode Edward describes the toys and games he enjoys. On his way to go fishing with his father he sees some other children playing in the street.

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What was home life like in 1914? (Edward’s Diary)

In this episode Edward talks about the rooms and décor in his home. He compares this with his rich grandmother’s house and the much smaller and poorer type of house in which the housekeeper Mrs Parry lives.

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What entertainment was there in 1914? (Edward’s Diary)

In this episode Edward talks about all the ways he and his family enjoy themselves – including fairs, trips to the seaside, the cinema and comics. Housekeeper Mrs Parry tells him about the music hall.

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