Meet Mr Thirties: The man whose home and lifestyle are stuck in the year before the war

Houseproud: Michael relaxes by the wireless in his front room as neighbour Pam tries out the 1938 Hoover

Houseproud: Michael relaxes by the wireless in his front room as neighbour Pam tries out the 1938 Hoover

All mod cons: A dial telephone would have been the latest thing and the lamp the height of fashion. Theres a copy of his favourite paper on the chair  A jumble of 1930s wooden-shafted golf clubs, straw boaters, a metal RAF case, leather suitcases... and even a banjo

All mod cons: Left; a dial telephone would have been the latest thing and the lamp the height of fashion and There’s a copy of his favourite paper on the chair and right; a jumble of 1930s wooden-shafted golf clubs, straw boaters, a metal RAF case, leather suitcases . . . and evena banjo

Squeezy does it: Hand-scrubbed clothes are wrung through the mangle before being hung out to dry

Squeezy does it: Hand-scrubbed clothes are wrung through the mangle before being hung out to dry

Full rations: The store cupboard is packed with vintage bottles, tins and even dried peas. Names include Brasso, Turnwright On patrol: An air raid warden

Full rations: The store cupboard, left, is packed with vintage bottles, tins and even dried peas. Names include Brasso, Turnwright’s Toffee, Luaka Tea, Oxo and Mansion polish. And right, an air raid warden”s outfit hangs on the landing near a Bakelite radio ideal for tuning into Churchill”s speeches

And so to bed: A candlewick bedspread (no duvet) on the heavy carved dark wooden bedstead

And so to bed: A candlewick bedspread (no duvet) on the heavy carved dark wooden bedstead

Home sweet home: One of the few 1930s semis to have escaped a makeover

Home sweet home: One of the few 1930s semis to have escaped a makeover