WDYTYA Magazine: October 2021

You can’t miss “Find Your London Family” on the cover of the issue.

Jonathan Scott, a regular contributor, explores the most important website for probing the lives of Londoners. From A and AIM25 to W and West End at War, Scott finds 47 sites with London interest. They included the major commercial sites, archives, family history societies, and much more. If you want to find pictures to illustration your family history try https://www.londonpicturearchive.org.uk/.

In the second featured article, Old Postcards, Heather Baggot reveals how she “follows the clues in postcards to uncover fascinating family stories.”

In Pillow Talk, Jas Adams gets into sex in the 1940s. A study in 1949 with over 2,000 people interviewed, supplemented by over 1,000 people in the Mass Observation study, found the 31% believed life could be happy without sex while 37% said it was impossible to be happy without sex.

If that’s not enough to get you to check out the issue, available through your public library, there’s other content on Oxfordshire, brickmakers, canal workers, nonconformists, Zotero, the 1911 census and more. A good way to spend a rainy day.


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