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Ben Sansum's stove, which he lights every day                                                                                                                                                     More

Ben Sansum, from Cambridgeshire, is fascinated by the decade when Britain was at war. He spent years transforming his home into the hope that time forgot.

Samples Page 1930's and 1940's

The Imperial War Museum has re-created a suburban semi-detached wartime home at their Southwark site. The two-storey house is an identical copy of 17 Braemar Gardens in West Wickham, which featured in a Channel 4 series House.

1940's Living Room - we had this type of mantle clock and the singer sewing machine - during and after the war (and the velvet table cloth)

Living Room - we had this type of mantle clock and the singer sewing machine - during and after the war (and the velvet table cloth)

Nature calls: The original lavatory is in an old outhouse in the garden, and if you have an air raid shelter you've just got to have a gasmask ready for use - Ben keeps it in the hallway

Ben Sansum, spent years transforming his home into a retro haven because he's been obsessed with all things Forties since he was a teenager.

The Imperial War Museum - household supplies in the 1940's house.

The Imperial War Museum - household supplies in the house.