When Britain’s electricity generation fell by 50% in the 1950s, the UK’s economy was in serious trouble

Electric appliances have been around since the Victorian era, but they were only introduced to the UK in the 1930s.

They’ve been used extensively in modern homes, but only until the late 1960s.

And by then, the economic downturn was having a dramatic effect on the country’s electrical sector, leading to mass closure and massive shortages of appliances, leading some households to turn to electric heating.

This story explores the impact of the electricity crisis on the British economy, as well as the history of British electrical appliances.