Many Happy Returns 1940s is a lovely box of 24 carefully researched reminiscence cards designed to get old and young talking together about how life used to be, helping them to celebrate their personal and family stories.
Talking with older friends or relatives who can remember the 1940s has never been easier using these unique and compelling memory triggers that can help bring the generations together.
The cards offer a range of everyday subjects with large images, historical information and conversational prompts – from cleaning the step to playing conkers, from evacuation to rationing, from playing in the streets to that very first kiss…
Everyone I have shown these cards to has loved them. For people over 70, the 1940s was the decade of their lives but even for people born later much of what had happened then informed their lives also. Families needed to be knitted together again after the long absences and traumas of WW2; rationing started during the war continued as late as 1953. And of course every family has its own stories from that period to be handed down to a generation used to instant communication rather than telegrams, Ipods rather than vinyl records, huge supermarkets rather than the local grocer.
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