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Shops and services, early to mid 20th century

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Below are links to groups of pages on particular aspects of shopping and services to the home from sales outlets. Click an image to go to its group.


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What shopping was like at the beginning of the 20th century

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Types of shop in the mid-20th century


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What shopping was like in the rationing and austerity of 1940s and 1950s Britain.

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Coins used for shopping before the 1971 decimalisation.

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Deliveries to the home in the early first part of the 20th century.

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