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From: Frederick Feather <>
Subject: 1940s House and Edwardian Country House
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 08:06:09 +0100
A new series "the Edwardian Country House" starts tonight on TV:
Channel 4 at 9 pm.
In message <004501c1ea2f$1e35f660$>, Richard Goring
>I guess the 'readymeal and takeaway lifestyle' is the norm here amongst a
>large swathe of the population, else we could not suppport the number of
>supermarket branches there are (to say nothing of supermarket chains'
>At the same time, cookery TV programmes and live demos are enormously
>popular and I do believe many of those who watch actually do try out some of
>And even this old male, 61 today and thus born in those dark ages when a
>woman's place was in the home and kitchen and a man hesitated to boil an
>egg, does actually bake a cake and indulge in a few other culinary
>experiences from time to time. All is not lost.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Mary & Andy McKinlay <>
>Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 10:23 PM
>Subject: Re: 1940s House
>> We also had an episode of the 1940's house last night. It is only our
>> (That's Tasmania!). What shocked both Andy and I was the lack of
>> of the Lady of the House cooking prowess. We were astonished when she
>> Margeurite Patten that she had never cooked a cake in her life! All her
>> modern day food was take aways!!
>> Is this the norm in U.K.? Would be very interested to know.
>> We make everything here rarely buying any "ready mades" and have good
>> wholesome food. My Mother brought me up to make everything and I
>> the war years with her cooking! We also had rationing books etc. here
>> surprisingly enough.
>> Regards Mary in Tassie
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Mal Pace <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 2:06 PM
>> Subject: Re: 1940s House
>> > Hi - it has all but finished here, and is excellent. I grew up just a
>> > of miles from where they have filmed, and it made me sooooooo
>> > Especially as I fit the age bracket more or less. You'll love it I'm
>> > Mal.
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: <>
>> > To: <>
>> > Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2002 8:38 PM
>> > Subject: 1940s House
>> > > The British TV programme 1940s House started here last week. It may
>> > > been on before but I haven't seen it.
>> > > The first episode was fascinating. I hope the rest is as good. On
>> > > SBS.
>> > > Helen Hanson
>> > >
>> > >