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Bygone outdoor scenes

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Below are links to groups of pages on particular aspects of what could be seen out of doors in the early-mid 1900s. Click an image to go to its group.


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Street scenes, early 20th century

Colourful gypsy caravans were on the streets in the early 20th century.

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Bygone country scenes

Harvest time provided what was probably the most interesting country scenes, but there was always something to see at other times.

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Street scenes, early-mid 20th century

In the early-mid 20th century newsvendors sold from trolleys that they wheeled on the streets.

Click the image to find out more of what could be seen on the streets.

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Street scenes, mid 20th century

During World War Two there were signs of war on the streets, but there were more interesting things.

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For more types on what could be seen out of doors in bygone times, use the search box.

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This website Join me in the 1900s is a contribution to the social history of everyday life in 20th century Britain from the early 1900s to about 1960, seen through personal recollections and illustrations, with the emphasis on what it was like to live in those times.