One of the new books added to my Christmas book collection was this one above. It's full of interesting bits and photos and illustrations about people's experiences during both World Wars.
Below is a page from the book about the difficulties of shopping in wartime written by a lady called Mrs E.J.Barnicot from central London.
|A Children's stocking from 1940|
I'd forgotten about this type of Christmas stocking that we used to get. They were made of net stuff and edged with a sort of red crepe paper. I think they are still around for pets! By the late 50's they didn't have cardboard or small wooden items items like those in the photos. It was more likely to be a small bag of marbles, or a tiny tracing book or one of those puzzles where you have to move squares around to get the numbers in order. Plus one of these clicky ball and catch things.
I loved these simple toys - in fact I might get some for the grandchildren seeing that I've found them on amazon.