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Walking Day   Comments: 4
Photo: Bill Eatock   Item #: 12712  
Walking Day

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  Atherton Road, early 1960s  

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Comments by irene roberts nee griffiths, 2nd December 2009  
I can remember us little girls in Ince watching fascinated as the older girls got dolled up for Walking Day (they held the guide-ropes on the banners whilst we held the ribbons). They used to back-comb their hair into a "beehive" and the hair-lacquer in those days was bought as a liquid and poured into a spray-bottle, and the smell was enough to strip paint! Then off they went to change into sticky-out dresses supported by net underskirts, stiletto shoes and "Bear Brand" nylons, and Poppit beads from Woolworths. A quick coating of Miner's block mascara, (spit on it and apply with a little brush), and it was time to go!

Comments by she 44 th, 2nd December 2009  
irene i remember the hair spray it was called bellhair

Comments by Bill Eatock, 5th July 2011  
The womans dress looks as if its been sprayed with hair spray. Its as stiff as a board!

Comments by damaris, 6th September 2015  
The lady in the dress probably was wearing a "paper nylon " underskirt under the dress to give that effect.

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