Join me in the 1900s is a wonderful website detailing all the different aspects of regular people life (middle - middle lower class) in the early 1900s to mid 1900s in England.
I love history - especially the super normal stuff. The social history of daily life. This is a site I can and will probably send tons of hours on.
The early 1900s material written in the 1980s by my mother, Florence Clarke (Jan 1906-Feb 2002); the mid 1900s material written by myself; contributions from website visitors. It is wonderful to read Florence’s own accounts, memories and explanations of how things were done over 100 years ago. The site might be also helpful to anyone doing any home restoration (whitewashing, oil-cloths, mantels, etc).
The women’s section is especially interesting. It reminds me of my own grandmother telling me about housework when she was growing up in Cuba. Even my parents have similar memories of how wash days were done.
The site also has a detailed breakdown on how rationing was set up during WWII in the UK. It was a huge government effort and there was a dietary commission that had to figure out how to feed an entire nation with extremely limited resources of meat and dairy. The BBC show Supersizers did a whole episode on wartime rationing - I recommend watching it if you are into food history or dietary stuff.