The 1930s saw great changes in work, leisure and transport. Although times were hard, for many the quality of life was better - cars were cheaper, sweets were more fun. On a darker note, Edward VIII abdicated and war was looming. See Coronation souvenirs, film and fashion, fireworks, comics and Christmas crackers.
Since the 1970s, Robert Opie has amassed an unrivalled collection of packaging. He is the author of numerous publications and has given many talks to schools, as well as on radio and television.
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