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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Thanks to to lovely Stephan from the Garden Ladder for unearthing this. No probs with Tescos owning a coffee shop in them days me thinks (warning, silent movie so don't worry that your sound card has died)
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/housewifes-story/query/housewife

Tags for Forum Posts: Crouch end, rationing, war

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Yes, it's a kind of OMG moment but she looks compeletely unfazed. Loving the hairdo.

People knew how to cross the road in those days. Not glued to a cellphone

She's got potatoes in her handbag! Brilliant!

Absolutely priceless! Potatoes in her handbag too!

I just watched this with my son (age 6). Hilarious. His eyes just popped out the first time she left the baby in the pram. "But why did she leave it, doesn't she care if someone takes him?". Different times ...

Oh wow what a wonderful film!  That took me back somewhat.  I think I recognised the concentrated orange juice I used to love.  As to leaving babies in prams outside shops that would have been the norm.  I remember my mum telling me that in what would have been 1941 she had left me outside a shop and when she came out there were women standing around laughing; a helpful lot!  Apparently I had found a paper parcel and had the liver it contained draped around my head!   Re leaving babies outside shops I guess the thinking in those days was "who would steal a baby?"  How times have changed.  I also remember that the School Dentist (insert Jaws type music here) was at the Clock Tower.  Even now I shudder at the thought of that torture chamber of a place!    

All very familiar. I remember the orange juice and the National Dried Milk. Also, shopkeepers cutting out the points from the ration books.

But how long does it take her to do the shopping ? Something to be said for supermarkets after all

Free concentrated orange juice, it tasted better than anything since. I wasn't so keen on the cod liver oil though and always gave my ration to my sister, perhaps that why she's so grew so much bigger than me! National dried milk tins came in very handy as kids, just make a couple of holes through the bottom, thread long pieces of string through and tie, stand on the tins while holding the string and et voila- a pair of stilts.
Even in the seventies prams were parked outside shops often with more than one child and loaded with lots of groceries to play with. Lovely film!

Was that horse at the begining on its way to tesco's?

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