Family keep home unchanged since the 1920s

KW77

KW77

2015-07-06 11:32:42

One family have kept their Blyth Grove home unchanged since the 1920s-allowing a glimpse into what family life was like in Britain 70 years ago. 

When Grocer William Straw died in 1932, his widow and two sons decided to keep the house exactly as he remembered it.

The house had last been decorated in 1923 and retains everything from a larder stocked with old bovril jars to a 1932 calender and has never known a television set, radio, gramophone or telephone.

Mr Straw's son William junior, died and bequeathed it to the National Trust in 1991.

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