A very warm welcome to ‘Come Step Back in Time’, a non-commercial blog, which promises to be an interesting read for anyone fascinated by history. My name is Emma and am a writer, researcher and historian living in Hampshire, England. I originally trained as an art and design historian but my areas of historical interest are now quite varied. I love discovering new topics to research, the more obscure, challenging and quirky the better, although I do confess to having a few favourites: fashion and the history of retail; all things now referred to as ‘vintage’; architecture; interior design; food; medicine; motoring and theatre. All photographs that illustrate my articles, unless otherwise stated, have been taken by myself. Happy reading and Enjoy.