Over 30 days one family travel from 1970 to 2000, living with nothing but the technology around at the time.
The Sullivan-Barnes family from Reading are a thoroughly modern family who own the latest in 21st century gadgetry. In a unique experiment they were stripped of all their modern tech and their own home was taken back in time so that they could live with the technology of earlier decades. The family lived a year per day starting in 1970 right up to the year 2000.
Mum Struggles with the twin tub.
The experiment was designed to show just how much technology has changed the British home and the British family. How would a modern family cope with one black and white television set, one shared dial telephone in the hallway and no central heating in 1970?
Would the lack of multiple screens and technology-free bedrooms encourage them to spend more time together or just result in very bored children? How would they fare without the labour-saving domestic technology we now take for granted?
The children get gaming
As the rate of technological change sped up during the 1980s and the 1990s the family saw first hand just how much the way we use our homes, family life and attitudes to childhood has changed.
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