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Kops Bairn’s Wine, 1924

You can’t give a baby booze, to quote Vic and Bob. Oh, you can with this one, it’s “temperance”, non-alcoholic “Kops Wine”. Kids wine. Plus, a slagging off in 1891 for temperance “Kops Ale”,...

Women and their Ears, 1929

I’ve been hearing a lot of late about body shaming, fat shaming, and all the ways that women (well, mostly women) can be derided physically. I remember quite clearly the first time I became...

Liquid Lino, 1932

Brighten up your lino by painting it with “Darkaline” stain. Judging by a number of posts about attempting to remove 1930s “Darkaline” stain from wooden beams and the like, on DIY talk boards, it...

Kill That Rat, 1941

A public information advert on how to get rid of rats during the Second World War. They were eating food supplies and so “were doing Hitler’s work” I find myself quite uncomfortable with this...

Advice to Husbands, 1939

It’s another entry for my series of historical marital advice articles today. This time – advice from an Austrian newspaper, as reprinted in The Berwickshire News in 1939, a few months prior to the...