Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother visits Kitchen Exhibition at Festival Hall, London.
New Kitchen utensils being demonstrated. Regent Street, London.
Good footage of new kitchen implements being demonstrated. Stanmore, Greater London.
Queen Elizabeth opens block of flats at St. John's Wood, London.
Latest interior decoration and furniture at Earl's Court Furniture Exhibition.
Fun item showing us around the Amsterdam Household Fair.
A look at some of the exciting new ways to use lino - including an introduction to lino artwork!
Excellent story showing interior decoration styles of the late 1950s.
Ronald Lane specialises in floral decorative lights.
Ultra modern house with great late 1950s decor.
A young couple visit the Mayfair Colour Centre to get some advise on colour schemes for their home.
Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray choose carpets and wallpapers for their new home.
A group of women make groovy textiles at the Hampstead Garden Suburbs Institute.
An introduction to the very latest in labour saving devices on display in Earls Court.
Wall hangings featuring figures made of wire are seen being made.
Woman visits Paris Ideal Home exhibition leaving husband to look after kids & home - comedy!
Finished houses, work in progress, airmen arriving home, domestic scenes.
An introduction to this season latest furniture designs by Christopher and Anthony Heal.
Super modern house shows off push button design and electric powered aids.
Homes of the future at the Ideal Home Exhibition. Olympia, London.
A look around the 1950 Ideal Home Exhibition at Olympia.
Short film about invention of answering machine - watch it to see how huge they were in the 50's.
Contrasting modern carpets of the mid 1950s with those of an earlier age - nice domestic interiors.
A look inside the Wedgwood factory, and who process of creating pottery and china.
Item showing Do It Yourself Exhibition for Central Office of Information in London.
Little film showing a few tips on how to present food graciously.
Eccentric house and garden built by crazy Jack Punter - very cheesy.
Crockery designs are created, transferred and painted onto plates at the Wedgwood factory.
Preview of some of the things on show at the Ideal Home Exhibition. Olympia, London.
American boys learn Native American Indian customs and dances at a camp in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
The Ideal Home Exhibition 1957. Olympia, London.
Ideal Homes exhibition in London's Olympia.
Ideal Homes Exhibition at London's Olympia.
Latest labour-saving devices at Olympia's Ideal Home Exhibition.
Queen Elizabeth II visits Daily Mail 'Ideal Homes Exhibition'.
Builders erecting houses for Ideal Homes Exhibition in London.
Queen and Prince Philip visit 1955 Ideal Home Show at Olympia.
Material relating to newsreel story "Queen Sees Ideal Homes" - 53/15.
Various new household furniture,decorations and appliances at the Ideal Homes show.
Trailer warning about the perils of smoking in the home.
Actress Riccy Chisolm demonstrates a headboard with armrests at the Ideal Home Exhibition.
Great ideas and gadgets from the Ideal Home Exhibition at Olympia.
Linda Jeeves takes bubble bath in public - part of "Perfect Home" exhibition.
Material relating to newsreel story 20 MEN BUILD OWN HOMES - 59/18.
Material related to newsreel story "New Homes in Nash's London" - 55/97.
Footage of new rotary washing line in Kingsbury, London.
Household appliances are tested for performance at the Good Housekeeping Institute.
New household appliances - early dishwasher and water disposal unit.
A woman demonstrates new devices for drying and ironing clothes.
Women show off latest slimming clothing whilst doing the house work. Chelsea, London.
Nice story about Susan Stephen and her husband at home in quaint cottage in Buckinghamshire.
Ingenious device invented by John Wolf to help his wife do the laundry.
Footage of women checking household goods at the Institute of Good Housekeeping, London.
A look at the ways in which domestic appliances are tested for safety and durability before they are sold.
Fabulous film showing domestic bliss achieved by installation of new gas appliances!
London's Latin Quarter dancers helping a friend to redecorate her yacht - great pinup show.
Appliances and food are tested for the Good Housekeeping Certificate and Seal of Guarantee.
A range of television commercials made by Pathe are shown includes some brilliant ads!
A look at modern chair designs by Dennis Lennon. London.
Very elegant and modern stainless steel cutlery produced by leading designer Robert Welch.
Interesting look at the new area of Hemel Hempstead when it must have seemed very modern and shiny.
Modern house on display - glass walls and latest gadgets.
Fantastic candy-coloured house-flat, seen cruising the Norfolk Broads.
A look at sewing machines and what they can do from Victorian times to 1960, Kensington, London.
Mighty bed - get it and you won't need to get up. Rather like the Internet but more comfortable.
Model Patti Morgan runs up a sexy sun suit on her new electric sewing machine.