Wednesday 5th June 2024

South Lawn Hotel. Milford Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0RF

Monthly Meeting

Our speaker today is Stephen Hoadley.

Stephen speaks on a variety of subjects from the "Queen Mary" to "Domestic Technology" and how household appliances have evolved in our lifetime. 

In his talk Stephen will take us from sitting around the wireless to wringing out clothes with a mangle, explaining how our domestic lives have changed beyond all recognition in a relatively short time.  We always relied on technology in the home, but some has been more successful than the rest.  

How did polyoxybenzylmethelenglycolanhydride change the world?  Why was there literally no news one day in 1930?  And why was Barry Bucknell king of DIY?

We look forward to a fascinating trip down Memory Lane.