An old postcard of Ridgmont showing the traffic! (from the collection of John M Saunders)
The technology that existed during the Second World War was very different from the technology that exists today. Infectious diseases were common and Steppingley Hospital was used as an isolation hospital. This meant that anyone with say TB or scarlet fever would have to go to Steppingley to avoid the risk of other people catching it. There were no vaccinations for measles mumps or rubella as there are nowadays. There was a lack of sanitation and health and safety did not exist.
Can you imagine life without a bathroom or running water in the house? Click on the tap to read about it.
Can you imagine life without a TV? Click on the television to find out.
Can you imagine life without a family car? Click on the car for the answer.