We loved our childhood homes so much we brought them: The powerful emotional pull of nostalgia


We loved our childhood homes so much we brought them: The powerful emotional pull of nostalgia

We loved our childhood homes so much we bought them: The powerful emotional pull of nostalgia

11:23 PM on 21st August 2011

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Now and then: Emma Foden outside her childhood home and (right) as a little girl there

Home from home: Emma Foden says the strong emotional ties to her childhood home makes it the perfect place to raise a family

Home from home: Emma Foden says the strong emotional ties to her childhood home makes it the perfect place to raise a family

Then: Emma Foden

Then: Emma Foden”s home in 1971…

...and the home today after Emma Foden

…and the home today after Emma Foden”s family moved in

Nostalgia: Emma Foden, with her children Pheobe, Rufus and baby Henry in their home

Nostalgia: Emma Foden, with her children Pheobe, Rufus and baby Henry in their home

Happy memories: Emma Foden in 1979 outside her childhood home that she now owns

Happy memories: Emma Foden in 1979 outside her childhood home that she now owns

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A step back in time: Bryher Scudamore outside her home today (left) and in 1965, aged 15

Keeping it in the family: Bryher Scudamore

Keeping it in the family: Bryher Scudamore”s mother Peggy (centre with her daughters) wanted the house to stay in the family

“In my mind it was her house but I realised I always loved it”: Bryher Scudamore”s mother Peggy, pictured in 1960, was keen to sell to her daughter

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Like mother, like daughter: Bryher Scudamore (left) moved in after her mother died and said the move inspired her to write a book

“Although I didn”t know it for so many years, I am rooted to this place like an old tree”: Bryher Scudamoresays everyday brings back memories of the house including playing in the garden with her sister

Refit: Before moving into the house Bryher Scudamore put in new central heating and redecorated to put her stamp on the house

Refit: Before moving into the house Bryher Scudamore put in new central heating and redecorated to put her stamp on the house

Exploring: Bryher Scudamore said redecorating meant peeling off layers of wallpaper she associated with different periods of her childhood

Exploring: Bryher Scudamore said redecorating meant peeling off layers of wallpaper she associated with different periods of her childhood