The Past



The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Monday, 22 September 2008

Monochrome Monday - 22nd September



Day out at the seaside resort of Southport early 1950's - just look at the cars parked up on the sands !

This was before the  days of motorways and journey took hours - the cars seemed to always stink of petrol.

And me - wearing the  cap ( just in case it was cold )



The lads were neighbours from what I can remember - they left our area some time later and moved to Sale I think.

8 comments:

Aileni said...

It was the hideous bus journeys from that time that I recall - single deckers on a wet day, Diesel and wet macs.
Oh, and school caps - though by the fifties I refused to wear one. Of course I started wearing a forage cap in the ATC and the RAF followed.

Julie said...

A most evocative image from the middle of last century - how long ago is that!

I find the English concept of sand amusing!

magiceye said...

truly vintage!

Carver said...

I love that shot. I was born in 1957 so a few years after this shot but still it reminds me of my childhood. Carver's Photoblog

leslie said...

Such a great shot of boys being boys. I remember my parents taking us on trips to visit my aunt and uncle and it would take all day to get there. Now it'd be about 5 hours.

starnitesky said...

Brillant photo from those days, I remember it taking hours to get anywhere (mid to late 50's for me). Dad had a motorbike and sidecar!

babooshka said...

Glorious nostalgic image.

Miss_Yves said...

I love this old monochrome image !
miss Yves

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