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  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 2360

    Mrs Olive Day spends half an hour or so on the housework before she leaves for work. Here we see her polishing the bannisters. Above her head, we can see a large patch of missing plaster on the ceiling, caused by a nearby air raid.

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 2357

    Mrs Olive Day collects the milk and newspapers from the top of the steps leading down to the basement of her South Kensington home. The buckets that can be seen on the street at the top of the steps contain sand and water and are provided in case of...

  • DIG FOR VICTORY: WORKING ON AN ALLOTMENT IN KENSINGTON GARDENS, LONDON, 1942

    DIG FOR VICTORY: WORKING ON AN ALLOTMENT IN KENSINGTON GARDENS, LONDON, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8337

    A Westminster Civil Defence Warden and his wife pack away their tools following a visit to their allotment in Kensington Gardens.

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 2368

    Mrs Day makes up a bunk in the air raid shelter in the cellar of her South Kensington home. The bunks are kept ready in case any night raids force her to spend the night in the shelter. The bunk will hopefully mean that she spends the night in some...

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 2355

    Mrs Olive Day opens the curtains of her bedroom in the basement of her South Kensington home. Unfortunately, as the glass has recently been knocked out of the windows by a nearby air raid, Mrs Day cannot see outside, as oiled linen has been stretched...

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 2385

    While her evening meal is cooking, Mrs Day settles down on her bed with the evening paper and a spot of sewing. She is working on a balaclava and is accompanied by her cat 'Little One'.

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 2356

    Mrs Olive Day opens her window to let some air, and light, into her South Kensington home. The window panes have been replaced by oiled linen stretched over the frame, as the glass was knocked out by a nearby bomb a short while ago.

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 2382

    Mrs Day puts her dinner into the oven after a busy day. The Ministry of Food encouraged people to cook their entire meal in the oven as a way to save fuel.

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 2361

    Mrs Olive Day rolls away a rug that was on the staircase of her South Kensington home. All carpets have been removed and asbestos laid in their place, in an attempt to combat fire bombs. Behind her, part of the window has been boarded up, with the rest...

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 2366

    Mrs Day clears the grate in the sitting room of her South Kensington home. She is careful to sort the cinders from the ash, so that the cinders can be re-used in the grate and so that the ash can be added to the garden as a fertiliser.

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