This photograph of Peter and Pan was typical of many published by the 'Picture Post' ( a British Weekly Publication) during the war, showing children contributing to the War effort, in this case helping mum while Dad was away at the front.
This 1955 ‘Good House Wife’s Guide’ Explains How Wives Should Treat Their Husbands
"Willa took the idle laundry stick and gave the boiling garments a prod. The day was overcast and cool, but the fire and the rising steam warmed her, dampening the tendrils of hair escaped from her braid." ~ from BURNING SKY