It’s present day London and three school friends, Chris, Poppy and Alesha, are helping clear out a cupboard at school when they discover a very dusty box!
Underneath many novels and loose papers, they find an old book at the bottom with “The Private Diary of Edward Hampton” written on the cover and the date says “From June 1914…”!
They start reading the book and discover what London life was like for Edward in 1914, at the outbreak of the First World War.
Follow the series and explore what London looked, sounded and smelled like, over a hundred years ago, through a child’s eye!
Find out how Londoners lived, what they learnt at school and what they did for entertainment – in the days before Fun Kids!
Click below to explore life in London in 1914!
Click on a topic to learn about life in 1914…
- Entertainment in 1914
- A child’s typical day in 1914
- Boy soldiers in World War One
- Christmas in 1914
- Homes in 1914
- Communications in 1914
- Clothes in 1914
- Censorship in World War One
- School in 1914
- Women at War in 1914
- Toys and Games in 1914
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