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Chatham's Hands on History 1930s grocer's store
Turn Back Time
The shops are part of a BBC One series Turn Back Time - The High Street

Chatham went back in time as an empty shop was transformed into a 1930s grocer's store by the BBC.

The shop was open from Friday 5 November until Sunday 7 November and shoppers travelled back in time and experienced living history.

Visitors could touch, hear and smell what life was like in a 1930s store.

The Chatham "pop-up" shop is one of 11 taking place around the UK giving communities chance to learn about their local history in a hands-on way.

1930s shop
The Chatham shop is open Friday 5 to Sunday 7 November

Shoppers were encouraged to share their own memories, photographs and mementoes of 100 years of history on the high street by bringing them into the shop.

Communities have been helping to create a photographic "Now and Then" archive of their area by taking a new photograph of a high street with the old photo within it. There is a dedicated Turn Back Time Flickr group where people can upload their old and new photos.

Turn Back Time - The High Street

The shops are part of the new six-part BBC One series Turn Back Time - The High Street which takes four empty shops back to the 1870s and propels it through 100 years of change.

Turn Back Time will see a group of shop-keeping families from a variety of trades travel back in time where they face the challenge of living and working in six very different eras of British history, from Victorian Britain right through to the 1970s, all recreated in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

Turn Back Time - The High Street is available on the BBC iPlayer

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