In the 1940s, Great Britain was in the midst of the Second World War; tackling shortages, blackouts, bombings, and general discomforts; struggling to keep morale high. Ordinary life also brought other challenges such as hot summers and cold winters, as the 29th May 1944 in Tunbridge Wells is still on record as the hottest day in May when the mercury tipped 32.8°.
This weekend’s Salute to the 40s is set to be a scorcher, but using these tips inspired by life in the Second World War, keeping cool will be a breeze.
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