This is a first hand account of what it was like getting ready for Christmas in a working class home in the 1940s and 50s
Learn about Stir Up Sunday and our family traditions in a working class home involved around the making of Christmas cake and Christmas pudding in the 1940s and 50s
A nostalgic look back to what it was like when we had outside toilets and guzunders aka pee pot or p**s pot. I am glad that I have indoor plumbing and running hot water now .
Introducing one part the lesser known Extreme Sports side of Benidorm with lots of fabulous photos. The event is Xtrem Running 2015 a 6 kilometre 15 obstacle course a fun packed event.
Being brought up in a working class area in the 40s & 50s. This article looks at what it was like to bathe in an old tin bath and the work it involved
This article looks at how we are demonizing the poor and the homeless, so we don't feel guilty when we punish them for being poor
This hub is about ordinary working class families in the 1940's & 50s when the only indoor plumbing was a cold water tap in the scullery and that is where they got washed
This is a look at the life-cycle of the Violet Carpenter bee - Xylocopa Violacea known on the Spanish Costa Blanca as the Mijas bee, The article has many stunning macros of this huge and impressive looking black bee. There is also a must see video where you can see what the inside of a nest looks...
The bumblebee gorgeous macros of bumblebees Find out some strange facts about bumblebees like they have smelly feet and find out why they do. Find out how many species of bumblebee there are and more
This hub is about Byrd Park in Richmond Virginia and it contains lots of really stunning photographs of the park and its waterfowl.
You can take macro using just a point and shoot digital camera. This hub looks at how to use your camera and show some of the results that I have had with my point and shoot. Stunning photos that you can with a bit of patience you can take too.
This tutorial will take a beginner through the whole process with clear and easy-to-follow instructions. Each step has images to follow along with.
A beginners tutorial on creating layers in GIMP the open source software. Very clear step by step instructions supported by illustrations at each step. Each illustration has the part you need to click on highlighted, so you know exactly where to find the elements you need.
The Miami Police Museum is a must see place to visit. This article tells of the interesting things that you will find on a visit to this museum. The article has lots of photographs of some of the fun and interesting things you get to see and touch on your visit.
The life-cycle of the Dragonfly with photographs and video footage. An easy to read hub with lots of lovely photographs of these lovely insects. If you are a nature lover you will love this article.
A fascinating town to visit see what Galveston has to offer the tourist. Photographs and videos of some of the many points of interest. There is something here for everyone
It is a way of life almost forgotten that is so different from life today. Read this first hand account of what came after washday see how your grandmother use to cope with her chores.
what wash days were like sixty years ago before there were such things as automatic washing machines. Read this first hand account of what it was like in a working class home in Britain on wash day.
A 1950's childhood remembered the focus being on train sets and train spotting. Both train sets and train spotting were very big in the 1950s most boys would at some point own a train set of some description many carried this love of trains with them into adulthood.
A first hand account of train travel in the late forties and early fifties as experienced by a young working class child. Also memories recalled of the barrow boys and girls that would meet the trains
We were breakfasting in St George when we noticed that something unusual was going on just how unusual it was we were soon to find out. We had come to St George on the day that St George had turned out to give their young troops in the National Guard 222 Field Artillery a big St George send off....
The Pine Processionary Moth Caterpillar has poisonous hairs. These hairs are lost as they move around and can cause some very nasty rashes and these can take some time to heal and can be very sore and itchy.When these caterpillars are on the move you especially don’t want to inhale these hairs or...
A really easy to follow tutorial that will show you step by step how to colour a black and white photograph using PhotoShop. Each step is illustrated each click of the mouse is highlighter so that you can follow the steps yourself even if you have never used PhotoShop before. It is an ideal...
How and what to see in Washington DC if you are on a tight budget. See as much as possible for as little as possible. There are photographs included in this article. We had a great visit on the cheap.
Find out what the children took with them when they were evacuated see how much the host families got paid for each evacuee that they took in. Watch an evacuee telling his story to his grandson.
Bonfire Night was a big event in the lives of a working class children back in the 1950s. A first-hand account of how we celebrated it, who Guy Fawkes was, and why his effigy is still burned
This article is a first hand account of working class life back in the 1940s. Ordinary life carried on even in the War years and this article lets you take a peek into what life was like back then.
Looking at Shoshone Falls through the lens of my camera and the eyes of a real tourist. This hub is not trying to sell you anything just share a real experience of this amazing place of natural beauty that is well worth visiting if you get the chance. Spend a few minutes looking at the awesome...
Tombstone is in our top ten places to see in the United States. This article gives a real insight of what it is like to visit Tombstone as a tourist. Is Tombstone worth visiting? Is it good value for money? Is there lots to see and do? To all these questions I would have to say a resounding yes!...
A fascinating first hand account of working class life in 1940s and 50's which give you a real insight into a lifestyle that has all but disappeared. This article is full of the kind of things that never make it into the history books and allows you to take a peek into what it was like to live in...
My choice to be a stay at home mum affected the lives of my children. So the only ones qualified to answer this question are my grown children. In her own words unedited by me is my daughter's answer
We were so far in debt that we started off every month overdrawn. There seemed no way out. This article tells you how we turned that situation around and became debt free.
Working class life in England in the 1930's. What life was like for a typical working class family in Birkenhead during the 1930's.
The auditions of some of the best acts in the Britain's Got Talent show including the three acts that get through to the finals. The talent showcased on this show is incredibly and each video is well worth watching.
The review of this camera has been written for someone who is looking for a point and shoot camera and who doesn't understand all the technical jargon normally associated with camera reviews. This review tells the reader what this camera is like and how it performs in everyday easy to follow...
This is my account of 'A Near Death Experience.' There are increasingly more and more theories about why this happens, but this will tell you what effect this NDE had on my life
This is a first hand account of a Christmas tale that took place over fifty years ago and captures the real meaning of Christmas and the best kind of presents we can give. Money and things are not what Christmas is really all about read this hub and find out about the time my friend and I had the...
This story of incest is written from the perspective of a child born as a result of incest. Today I doubt that a twelve-year-old girl would have gone full term but this was the 1940’s.
In the 1940s and early 50s we were brought up and disciplined quite differently to the way that most children are today. This hub allows you to take a peek at how one working class mum did it.
In March1967 I got married to my husband who was a Petty Officer in Her Majesty’s Royal Navy. Just three and a half months later my husband and I flew out to Singapore on a married accompanied posting.
This is the story of a remarkable woman born when Queen Victoria was still on the throne. It tells of life back in the early 1900s and the hardships of raising a family of ten children in a two bedroomed house in Birkenhead. Life back then was very different and every day was a battle.