The house that time forgot

Emma Woollacott
Ben Sansum's 1940s house
Ben Sansum's 1940s house

Despite his decidedly modern job as cabin crew for British Airways, 35-year-old Ben Sansum prefers to live in an earlier era.

His Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire home is kitted out entirely in 1940s style, with everything from a bakelite phone to flying ducks on the walls. His bedroom contains a candlewick bedspread and rag rug, and his kitchen shelves house old cartons of Rinso and Sunlight soap.