boots on table
Name: boots on table
Description: 1940s memorabilia and household items
Collection: 1948 Olympics: Then & Now
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Rights: Shari Baker ©2012 | www.floemedia.co.uk
Maia is 13 years old and has been exploring with her friends the differences between their lives in 2012 and the lives of teenagers in 1948.

Maia thinks that there would have been a whole range of food that people couldn’t have or wouldn’t have even tried, such as curry, quiche, Mexican food, pizza and pasta. People didn’t have the technologies we have today, such as camera phones or smart phones. Fashion has also changed dramatically and the 1940s are a far cry from the leggings and mini skirts that teenagers will wear today.

 Maia has decided that she would rather be a teenager today than in 1948 as it’s more fun and it sounds pretty scary back then. There was a lot of work to do, such as washing your own clothes, as washing machines weren’t widely available in people’s homes.

  Another big difference is the movement of people. Maia says that she has family in Leeds, Maidenhead and Swindon in the UK but also in Ireland and Qatar. It is unlikely that there would have been the chance to make such big moves abroad for people living in 1948.


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Description: Video interview with Maia Widger
Collection: 1948 Olympics: Then & Now
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Contributor: Leeds City Council Older People's Sport Development
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