We’re a nation of shoppers. Even deep in recession, shopping is our favourite pastime. And while the internet, out-of-town malls and superstores sell us everything we need, nothing competes with the affection we feel for the great British High Street. Now, in Turn Back Time, the story of the High Street is brought to life. We’re taking one parade of shops – and five modern shopkeepers and their families – back to the 1870s, when the High Street was born. Then in six hugely entertaining hours of television, we’ll fast forward them through a century of change, right up to the modern era. The story of the rise and fall of the High Street is the story of all our daily lives – touching on the history of technology, family relationships, work, food, fashion and community. But what have we really lost and gained along the way?Wall to Wall for BBC1
The book 'Turn Back Time' will also be available illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs, this is the truly fascinating story of British society over the last century as well as a lavish photographic record of the great British high street in its heyday.
CHAPTER 1 THE BIRTH OF THE GREAT BRITISH HIGH STREET. CHAPTER 2 SETTING UP SHOP (1880 1901). CHAPTER 3 THE GOLDEN AGE OF SHOPPING (1901 1918). CHAPTER 4 PEACE AND PROSPERITY (1918 1939). CHAPTER 5 MAKE DO AND MEND (1939 1945). CHAPTER 6 HELP YOURSELF (1945 1969). CHAPTER 7 COMMON MARKET (1970 1980). CHAPTER 8 THE FUTURE OF THE HIGH STREET. CHAPTER 9 YOUR HIGH STREET'S STORY
Tourist Information Centre will be selling the book 'Turn Back Time' when it becomes available