1936 was a year of remarkable breakthroughs and trialling turbulences. Alan Turing introduced the concept of the Turing machine to the London Mathematical Society. The BBC launched the world's first television service, and Elizabeth Cowell became the first female British television presenter, while making a broadcast from Alexandra Palace. An explosion in a women's cloakroom burned down the Crystal Palace, and King Edward VIII signed on the dotted line to abdicate the throne. Have a look at the gallery below for a glimpse into the lives of ordinary London people on ordinary (and extraordinary) days.
In Pictures: London In 1936
Last Updated 08 June 2017