Wouldn’t it be great if there was an archive of photographs and stories showing vintage radios as they were used in days gone by. We could take a peek into the lives and homes of our ancestors, or a trip down Memory Lane. I find the day to day life of Harry Normal as fascinating as the lives of kings and queens.
Within an incredibly short time there has been a massive change in how ordinary people live their lives. Before the explosion of new technologies at the end of the 20th Century, much of everyday life was focused around the home. Radio broadcasting in the United Kingdom began in 1922 when the BBC was formed and by 1933 half the households in Britain had a radio. Radio listening was a family affair, until the introduction of the transistor radio when teenagers could slope off somewhere else.
If you have photographs in your family showing the changes, please share them, tell me your family story. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.