I am a fan of the BBC production "The Bletchley Circle". It tells the story of the women who worked in this famous WWII code breaking department in England and the lives they faced after the war as they returned to the more restricted roles of housewives and office workers (or not). I was delighted to see this scene of Mother and Daughter playing with a Triang Dollhouse. What a clever touch to make a current drama seem so of it's period. Kudos to their prop person.
Triang Dollhouses made in England by the Lines Brothers are quintessentially English. There is a lot written about them and as they were one of the first mass produced dollhouses many are in existence today. There are many models. To see more go to Flicker: and enter Triang Dollhouse.
I used Doltoi furniture in this one and some Deco looking Strombecker.
I liked the scale of Tootsietoy for this smaller scale even though it is American made.
Their rooms were made of heavy wood and their facades were of metal. Originally they had cardboard roofs with later styles being made of plastic. They came with decals for decoration.
Fellow bloggers Rebecca, The Shopping Sherpa and Beatrice have wonderful ones in their collections.
My cardboard roofed one has the name "Judith" scratched into it so to honor that past child we call it Judith's House.
My favorite inhabitants of these houses are of course The Grecon Dolls,
There is more on Triangs than I can put here but I was so excited to see it in The Bletchley Group scene. (used with absolutely no permission of the BBC, SHHHH, It's very hush, hush...)
Code name: Dollhouse Lover
UPDATE: today is 12/7/14 and I found this on ebayuk have a look and drool,
Dollhouses Past and Present ezine also has a time line with pictures