Redcliffe Pier

Sunday, July 14, 2013

OLD PHOTOS

I love old photos. 
This is my mum and dad somewhere in England in the 1930's, I'm guessing. They appear to be on a beach. I love that my mum has bare feet but my dad had a raincoat on.
I don't usually follow memes but I do love old photos, so I am joining the Sepia Saturday meme. This weeks theme was to do with rain. A raincoat is as close as I could get.

I was too late to submit last weeks photo but it was already in my drafts so I'm including it here also.
This is one of my mother in the 1920's somewhere in England. Actually on the back it says A.Anning, Valley Drive, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, Yorkshire. She is the one with a towel like a cape.  I think she is with school friends in their modern swim wear of the times.
 I tried to stick to the theme of a group of people and my mother studied to be a nurse so there is the medical connection too, which was also included in the theme for last week.

30 comments:

  1. two wonderful pics from the past... they look so happy in that last photo...

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  2. The photo of your mother and her friends is wonderful. I love that they are walking away from the photographer but looking back. Sassy!

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  3. What a treasure of old photos you have. Your mother does look a bit strange without shoes on, but I am sure there was a good reason. You don't really look like either of your parents.

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  4. Being on a sandy beach, even in the cold and wet you need to walk with bare feet. You have some terrific old photos Diane.

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  5. Sometimes I think we should all be able to stay young. I love that picture. You should frame it.

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  6. Wonderful old photos, Diane! In the second photo of your Mom, she looks a lot like you.

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  7. I'm glad you've become a Sepian and look forward to seeing more of your old photos.

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  8. First of all welcome to Sepia Saturday. I hope you enjoy taking part - I know we are going to enjoy having you as a participant. And what a great start to your Sepia career : you have managed to find a rainy old photo - a task that has defeated so many veteran sepians. Great to have you on board.

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  9. Your old photos are always fascinating, Diane. It looks like your mother was having a fantastic time with her friends.

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  10. I love old photos too....they look happy...got to love their bathing suits

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  11. Love both old photos and the 1920's Diane. There was something very appealing about that era, the clothes were definitely special.

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  12. Lovely old photos Diane, you are lucky to have them of your mum & dad.

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  13. I love old family photos, too. I have a couple of my parents that were taken in Texas during WWII, where my dad was stationed. They looked so young and so happy together and I treasure those old snaps.

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  14. We also started with older pictures on our blog but about one article per month. We call it the old box. Minimum 15 years old.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  15. Glad you have joined in with the Sepia Saturday theme. These are wonderful photos. Walking along the beach is for bare feet, I think, and your mom may have been protecting her shoes..? Love the picture of the girlfriends!

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  16. Beautiful old photos, Diane! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  17. These are wonderful photos, Diane. Moments frozen in time that make one want to know more . . .

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  18. I also love old photos it is wonderful to see our parents looking so young.

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  19. I love old photos also... Cute picture of your parents ---and I love the one of your Mom... I could tell that she was your Mom since you and the girls look like her..... So neat!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  20. Welcome to Sepia Saturday, and what wonderful photographs to start off with. We look forward to more of your contributions.

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  21. I like the old ones too. You can have such a better look at them now with the possiblities of this time with the computers. I like to blow them up. The one of your parents is great and the second one is so full of fun! They even look so modern.

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  22. Welcome to Sepia Satuday and you're off to a good start with these two photos.

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  23. Those are two great photos - just perfect for your Sepia debut.
    Welcome
    Nancy

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  24. Love these.. I do wonder about the raincoat/bare feet...and I love how cute the 'girls' look having fun on the beach (it's funny to think of your mother as a girl isn't it?...I always feel that when I look at our old albums.


    I really want to start scanning some photos we have...I did some a few years ago, but never seem to find the time. I should mark that meme and maybe it will provide the incentive I need.

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  25. Wonderful old photos, I knew that was your mom before I read who it was below. Strong family resemblance, how lovely.

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  26. I love old photos, peeks into the past and all the more meaningful when they are of your own family. I see such joy in the young girls, with all of life ahead. Thanks for sharing them!

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  27. I also love old pictures. The problem is my mother had done albums they would call scratch books today with old tickets, drawings and descriptions. The only trouble is I can't read what is written under the pictures as it's written in gothic as it was the use in Germany until WWII's end, which I have never learned !

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  28. Shoes and a raincoat, that would be my style.

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  29. There must be a story about your Mom's bare feet. I think she had new shoes and didn't want to ruin them by walking in the rain on the beach. A wise decision!
    Barbara

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