Category: 1900-1949

New Year Comes 15 minutes Early, 1949

Brilliant jobsworthiness here. In 1949, Christmas and New Year’s Eve fell on Sundays, meaning they were subject to the byelaws that meant dancing must be finished by midnight. That also meant no singing Auld...

The Ovaltine Egg Farm, 1930

Until I saw this advert, I didn’t realise that eggs used to be a vital component of Ovaltine. They even had their own egg farm next to their original factory in the UK, based...

Every-day Rules, 1924

Some “Every-day Rules” from a Dr West in the Gloucestershire Echo from 1924. Dr West is in favour of calmness and consideration, kindness and fairness. I can’t argue with him really. His “Never dispute...