Friday, 31 May 2013

just watching the show

Holidaymakers watching a show, probably with a Pierrot or two starring.  Date pre WW1.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

a line up . . .

of friends, a snaphsot from, I think, the late 1920s.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013


a snapshot from 1936, stuck on an album page.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Monday, 27 May 2013

the happy couple

a 1920s (or maybe just into the 1930s) wedding.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Sunday stamps

~ commemorating 100 years of cycling in 1978.  I don't remember any of these,  probably too young ;)

Edit:  Thanks to Rob, I just looked up the FDC in the SG Concise Catalogue, and it should be to mark the 'Centenaries of the Cyclists' Touring Club and British Cycling Federation'.

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Saturday, 25 May 2013

the actress

Gladys Cooper.  Postcard from c1920.
wiki link.

Friday, 24 May 2013

the umbrella

let's hope it didn't fall.
A group on a river cruise, I think this snapshot is German.  Unfortunately the newspaper doesn't offer any clues.

Thursday, 23 May 2013


I used to enjoy flickr very much, viewing photostreams, participating in a diverse range of groups, seeing wonderful images, old and new, and appreciating the great community of friendly, helpful, very knowledgeable people. It was a joy, an inspiration.  Alas the powers that be at flickr have pulled the rug out from under everyone's feet, with changes which are imho awful.  I'm not the only one who thinks so, as when I last looked there were over 120 pages of feedback on the changes, over 97% is negative.
I'm removing the link to my flickrstream and will be moving to  It'll take me some time as I reorganise.  I'm sorry that the flickr experience is being demolished.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

a student

in the late 1940s, there were 3 photo booth images of this young lady in the album.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


in the late 1940s.
This might be the same girl, I wasn't sure.

Monday, 20 May 2013


in the late 1940s.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

legs (and plus fours)

same garden as yesterday's snapshot, same ladies in floral print dresses, and the lady on the right may be the  one who was reclining in yesterday's picture.  The dog is missing, and given the perspective of the shot, I'm beginning to wonder if he could've taken it . . . ;).

Friday, 17 May 2013


I'm thinking late 1930s for this snapshot.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

'on Brighton Beach'

. . . is written on the reverse of this snapshot.  Probably late 1940s/early 1950s.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

107 years ago today . . .

"Our Dumb Friends' League" opened its first animal hospital in Victoria, London on 15 May 1906.  The organisation itself was founded on 10 May 1897, 'a society  for the encouragement of kindness to animals'. (wiki link here).

This postcard was published by Tucks presumably to publicise the work of the League and in particular the opening of the hospital.  It shows two trace horses, I wasn't familiar with the term 'trace horse' but it would appear to be a horse which was harnessed between 'traces' to pull a vehicle.   

Our Dumb Friends League continues today as the Blue Cross, the 'Blue Cross Fund' was the name of their campaign launched in 1912 to help horses affected by war.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

a man and his machine

I have absolutely no idea about this photo.  I would date it as pre-WW1.  At first sight, the man looks like a clergy man, the collar gives that impression.  As for the machine . . . .

Monday, 13 May 2013

strolling at Southport

a walking picture taken by 'Movie Photo' (name printed on the reverse), undated, presumed 1930s.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Sunday stamps

For this week's theme of children's toys and games, I found these GB issued in 1996 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of children's television. I just have the two values, the 26p with Sooty and Harry Corbett (wiki link for the Sooty show)

and the 31p of Stingray, you can see the intro to the tv show here on youtube 

Edit: the other values in the set were 20p Muffin the Mule, 37p the Clangers and 43p Dangermouse.

Then tucked behind these in the stockbook/album was this lighthouse stamp which would've done nicely a couple of weeks ago . . .

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Saturday, 11 May 2013

a 1930s snapshot.  I have a number of photos which originate from the same family, but I have yet to find the name of their dog.  He certainly looks a wonderful friend to have.

Friday, 10 May 2013

walking along the front . . .

Another 1950s walking picture. I haven't yet identified the location, as some of the other photos with this one were taken in Rhyl, I thought it might be Rhyl, but now I've had a look on google maps I don't think it is.
I think I'd totally forgotten about the existence of duffel bags until I saw this picture.  At school I had a duffel bag for my PE kit.  

Thursday, 9 May 2013

you need your coat today!

A late 1940s/early 1950s walking picture, taken somewhere at the seaside.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

don't stand so close to the edge . . .

Presumably this was taken at Beachy Head (wiki link) as the lighthouse can be seen.  I hadn't noticed that this was a lighthouse photo when I was posting some lighthouses a couple of weeks ago.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Monday, 6 May 2013

warm enough to take your coat off . . .

. . . which is not always the case at the British seaside.  
I'm not sure of the location (other than UK seaside), it may be recognisable by the pier and the sandy beach.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Friday, 3 May 2013

the cricketers . . .

. . . and a couple of 'extras' getting in on the shot :).

Thursday, 2 May 2013

now gather round . . .

a lovely display of 1920s ladies' shoes.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

and then . . .

. . . he kissed her . . .

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