An electric tram in Dún Laoghaire circa 1906. Around the time of the Rising, the trams in Dublin operated on lines that ran 95.6km – 60km more than we have now. Photograph: Past Pix/SSPL/Getty Images

Grocery shopping in 1916 was a simple affair. There were no giant multinational supermarkets flogging flatscreen tellies and quinoa salad to a public(...)