Friday, 28 February 2014

in the garden

. . . and the dog ran away with the . . . brush . . . .
Nice arrangement of sheds in the background and signs of spring with the blossom.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

in the garden

smiles all round :)

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

in the garden

 (well, probably more of a back yard than a garden) dressed in their 'best clothes', perhaps off to a wedding or christening.  Notice the onlooker behind the fence.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

in the garden

I'm going with the 'people in the garden' theme for this week - plenty to choose from.  
This lady's shoes are so 1920s but I suspect she liked them so much that she wore them into the 1930s, which is probably when this snap was taken.

Monday, 24 February 2014

in the garden

Any bundle of old snapshots is bound to include more than a few pictures of family members gathered in the garden.  I think this one is probably 1930s.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

waiting . . .

. . . probably for the bus.  Unfortunately I can't read what the writing is behind the seat - actually maybe that should be 'fortunately'.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Thursday, 20 February 2014

'mother and the girls'

. . . might be a suitable description for this snapshot.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Tuesday, 18 February 2014


After last week's 'dogs with names', an unnamed one and a fine arrangement of sheds (in the background).

Monday, 17 February 2014

in the studio

Possibly 1950s.  

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Christ church, Port Sunlight

Port Sunlight is a village on Merseyside which was built by Lever Brothers in the late 1880s to accomodate the workers of their soap factory.  (Wiki link).
The church was built 1902-1904 (wiki link), this postcard hasn't been used postally so it doesn't offer us any other stories.

Friday, 14 February 2014

'god help you if you don't turn up'

As if this little verse is not enough to win a young lady's heart, here's what was written on the reverse . . .

'Dear Lily, Just a line to let you know I am alright hoping you are the same  I shall hope to see you tonight at 7.30 god help you if you don't turn up  well I hope you have got your lips alright again for I feel in good trim so don't forget  I remain your's etc  Enville xxx'

I'm presuming that Enville put it in an envelope to keep the content for Lily's eyes only.

Printed in Berlin, the postcard itself dates from pre WW1, maybe sent around 1910 ~ 1912. Well taking a look at the 1911 census, there are only two 'Enville's'.  An 'Enville Angel' who was a sailor and an 'Enville Howard' who lived in West Bromwich.  Maybe it was sent by one of them, although neither went on to marry a Lily.  Perhaps she never turned up.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

. . . and a Pekingese . . .

. . .  called Wang.

Snaps in an album dated 1924.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

'Old Taffy' 1937

'Old Taffy' belonged to the same family as 'Peter' (seen on Monday) but in the 1930s.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014


Two 'orphaned' snaps from the 1930s.  Shirley, who was much loved and much photographed.  As we had a fair covering of snow this morning (all gone now and the sun is shining), I thought I'd include one of Shirley in the snow on a day many moons ago which looked to promise more snow.

Monday, 10 February 2014

'Peter' 1945 or 1946

The dog is named 'Peter', the names of the boy and his mother are unknown.  A lot of found snapshots include the name of a pet but not a person.  I doubt that they themselves needed a reminder of the pet's name, but this way they ensured that those of us viewing the picture years on would know.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Sunday stamps

Roses for Valentine's week :).

This set is from 1976, and after being a little more 'up to date' with the age of the stamps in my post last week, it sort of feels comforting to head back in time :).

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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Friday, 7 February 2014

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Anstey's Cove, Torquay

. . . where Agatha Christie once picnicked.
Postcard from the Kingsway Real Photo Series.

Monday, 3 February 2014

9. Swimming Pool, Plymouth

I think this 'picture' comes from one of those souvenir packs of, say, 12 images of 'your holiday destination', nicely packaged in a little envelope.
As I was wondering what to post (which believe me can take a while, sometimes nearly all day before a decision is made), I was reading the BBC news, in particular this story about the flooding on the south coast, when I thought I recognised the Lido.  So a brief (!) search through my scanned pictures and I found the above souvenir photo, probably from the 1940s or 1950s.  
According to wiki, the Art Deco lido dates from 1935 and survived until 1992, but then was saved and renovated and re-opened in 2005.  (Article on the refurbishment here).

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Sunday stamps

For the theme of 'folk art' I have two stamps which compared with the stamps I usually show, are quite recent in date.  Firstly a Canadian stamp issued in 1996, showing a sculpture, 'The spirit of Haida Gwaii'.

Next this 1987 stamp from Nicaragua commemorating the '5th centenary of the meeting of the two worlds' which refers (I think) to the discovery of America.

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Saturday, 1 February 2014

'awful weather'

'Tell Father I am glad he did not come with me - awful weather.  G.P.'

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