Front room for special occasions only.
+1 for this. I can't remember the room ever being used, kept "for best" apparently.
Lots of lace embroidery and net curtains.
The cold. No central heating.
The small TV that came in a big cabinet that had slidey doors you could open and shut.
Potatoes out of tins. Actually pretty much everything was out of a tin.
Toilets where the cistern was high up on the wall with a big chain.
Neighbours who could be spoken to over the fence but never invited in to each others houses.