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Turn Back Time - The High Street By Philip Wilkinson

Turn Back Time - The High Street by Philip Wilkinson

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This book accompanies the BBC1 series, telling the remarkable story of how the rise and fall of the high street transformed all our daily lives, touching on the history of technology, family relationships, work, food, fashion and community that make Britain what it is today.

Turn Back Time - The High Street Summary

Turn Back Time - The High Street: 100 years of British life through the shop window by Philip Wilkinson

In six hugely entertaining hours of television, BBC One brings the story of the great British high street to life in a major new series for Autumn 2010. At the centre of the programmes are five modern-day shopkeepers and their families, whose challenge will be to run their shops exactly as they would have been run in six key eras of British history, from the 1870s to the 1970s. The book that accompanies the television series tells the remarkable story of how the rise and fall of the high street transformed all our daily lives, touching on the history of technology, family relationships, work, food, fashion and community that make Britain what it is today. Each chapter vividly retells the story of the evolving high street at that period in time, with special emphasis given to changes in food, fashion, attitudes, jobs and family life. Illuminated with human interest stories from the programmes and illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs, this is the truly fascinating story of British society over the last century as well as a lavish photographic record of the great British high street in its heyday. CHAPTER 1 THE BIRTH OF THE GREAT BRITISH HIGH STREET. CHAPTER 2 SETTING UP SHOP (1880-1901). CHAPTER 3 THE GOLDEN AGE OF SHOPPING (1901-1918). CHAPTER 4 PEACE AND PROSPERITY (1918-1939). CHAPTER 5 MAKE DO AND MEND (1939-1945). CHAPTER 6 HELP YOURSELF (1945-1969). CHAPTER 7 COMMON MARKET (1970-1980). CHAPTER 8 THE FUTURE OF THE HIGH STREET. CHAPTER 9 YOUR HIGH STREET'S STORY.

About Philip Wilkinson

Philip Wilkinson has written many books across a range of subjects including history and architecture. His books include the award-winning Amazing Buildings, the ground-breaking English Buildings Book and several TV?tie-ins, including three for the BBC's major series, Restoration.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Birth of the High Street. The Victorian High Street, 1870-1901. The Edwardian High Street, 1901-1917. The Interwar High Street, 1918-1939. The Wartime High Street, 1939-1945. The Post-War High Street, 1945-1969. The 1970s High Street, 1970-1979. The Future of the High Street. Your High Street's Story. The Shopkeepers. Index. Picture Credits.

Additional information

GOR002583648
9781849164207
1849164207
Turn Back Time - The High Street: 100 years of British life through the shop window by Philip Wilkinson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Quercus Publishing
2010-10-28
272
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