WW2 Entertainment You will find out about: Games- conkers Dancing Wireless Cards Cinema
Games (conkers) • In the olden times the most popular game was conkers • Conker is the name used in Britain, Ireland and some former British colonies for the nuts of the Common Horse-chestnut tree, when used in a game traditionally played by children, Conkers.
Dancing • Dancing was one of the most popular pastimes during the war and from 1942 onwards British Dance halls were filled with American servicemen who were better dressed than those from Britain. They were also better paid, which meant that they could afford to be generous with the cigarettes, sweets, chewing gum and stockings that the U.S. army brought over from America. Understandably, many British girls were swept off their feet by "the yanks" and about 60,000 girls married American servicemen
wireless • In the olden days they didn’t have TV's they had a thing called wireless. They listened to programmes like Listen with Mother and Bill and Ben. Adults tuned into The Archers, on every night.
Cards • Usually when the Nazis came to bomb people went to their Anderson/Morrison shelter and played games like 21, Snap etc Children used to play a card game called Vacuation which was based on evacuating children.
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