Turn Back Time The Family moves into the Interwar Years. So the terraced houses were turned into the houses of the 1920s. The families will face the conditions of the Great Depression in this episode. Their guides meet up with the families again, to sum up, the changes the family will change. World War I, had a huge effect on the family. One family lost an ancestor in World War I. Life in Britain would have been a financial roller coaster for the family.
The Taylor Family is still living high in the upper-middle-class family. The Golding family is still in the middle class. The Meadows are still in the working-class home.
The Meadows explore their working-class home. They are living more comfortably in their home. There are two bedrooms in the house now. However, there is still no indoor plumbing for the working-class family. The Meadows learn what jobs they will have. They will be servants in the Taylor house. Mr. Meadows will be a chauffeur. However, this news leaves the family apprehensive because they are putting all their eggs in one basket relying on one family. Mr. Meadows learns that his ancestor worked as a chauffeur.
The Goldings return to their middle-class home and it is a big upgrade from their Edwardian home. It is cozier than the Edwardian home and they have electricity. Mr. Golding learns that his grandfather was an estate agent and he was surprised to see that. The Goldings have employed Mrs. Meadows as a part-time maid. She is delighted to be cooking on gas in the Goldings house.
The Taylors then explore their upper-middle-class home. They will have a maid and a cook this time. They found their lives in the Edwardian era challenging. The children will now explore playtime and not be treated so formally. The Taylors' ancestors lost a bit of their fortune, but they still had money and could live comfortably.
The Meadows girls are struggling with their new roles as servants in the Taylor household. Laundry is proving to be a challenge for the youngest Meadows girls. The Taylor children are enjoying the toys and the new nanny. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor go out and enjoy an outing together. The Taylors do not go out alone in their modern life. It is a new era for the families, but can the good feelings last?
The families settle into their roles and reflect on their lives in the previous era. They found the rules of their decade challenging. In the Golding home, Mrs. Golding is now in charge of discipline and reads out the rules. Mr. Golding spends a half-hour with the children as was expected in the Interwar Years. The Taylor children are going on a treasure hunt with their nanny and it is without parent supervision. Children were encouraged to roam free and become independent.
Life is good but then Wall Street Crashes, signaling the Great Depression. The Taylors are hit hard by this news and their finances will take a hit. They have to go over the budget and determine where to save money. There will be some hard choices. The next morning, the Taylors are living as normally as they can. The news of the Great Depression will hit the Meadows family even harder. The Taylor family is finding it hard to break the news.
Will the Meadows pull together? How will the Taylors cope without their fortune? Tune into this episode to find out more about how the families handled the Great Depression conditions.
This would be another good episode to show for history and family and consumer education class.
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