“Life is a journey” is a phrase we’ve all heard. Like any journey, we can better understand and appreciate life by reflecting on what we’ve already done. This can also help us get ready for any problems that may come up in the future. These old photos, taken before smartphones and social media, show us how the world used to be. Some of these pictures may seem strange or impossible to understand now, but it’s interesting to see how far our world has come since then.
The Morrison Raid shelter
During the Second World War, the Germans often bombed and attacked the United Kingdom from the air. Since most of these attacks happened at night, many people were afraid to sleep in their own beds. The Morrison shelter was a air raid shelter that was 6′ 6 inches long, 4 feet wide, and 2 feet 6 inches high. It was named for Herbert Morrison, who was the Minister of Home Security in the UK at the time. Free Morrison shelters were given to families whose combined income was less than £400 a year.