Training Scotland’s Dinner Ladies
The Second World War saw a dramatic increase in communal dining, largely in response to food and fuel shortages. Cooking in bulk was cheaper and more efficient than cooking for individual households, while the 1944 Education Act meant that local authoriti…Read More
Learn All About it: The Filmstrip and the Newspaper
While researching in the national archives in Ghana (PRAAD) in 2017, I came across a letter, catalogue and leaflets addressed to the country’s Director of Education from the Daily Mail School-Aid Department. The letter, written in August 1952, promoted th…Read More
Where have all the filmstrips gone?
Given the huge number of filmstrips produced and circulating in the middle of the twentieth century, it may be surprising how few survive within British libraries and archives.Read More
Projectionist in action
This instructional video from 1962 gives us an insight into projecting filmstrips.Read More