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The Summer of '59'.   Comments: 15
Photo: Philip Gormley.   Item #: 29684  
The Summer of '59'.

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  The photo was taken at the bottom-end of Grange Road, Bryn - Bryn Station being situated some 500yds to the left.
L to r: Philip, Margaret. Stephane, Stuart.
Foreground: Guy.
Eat your heart out Keighley & Worth Valley railway!

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Comments by watchalot, 26th August 2017  
bye the crin i remember my first pair of baseball boots

Comments by irene roberts, 26th August 2017  
How lovely! The title reminds me of the film, "The Summer of '42" with its haunting theme-tune, but the photo reminds me of my own childhood. I was seven in October of '59. I am still there, sometimes!

Comments by Phil, 26th August 2017  
What a great shot, look at the lad on the right pulling a funny face, I love it.

Comments by Julie, 26th August 2017  
Love the expression of the young girl wanting to be fully seated and ready .
A gracious hand on both sides perhaps Phillip?

Comments by Veronica, 26th August 2017  
Ah! The sunny days of childhood ...to go out spotless and scrubbed in the morning and black as the ace of spades at the end of day! It didn't matter at all...,,happy carefree days.

Comments by Linda Massa, 26th August 2017  
Memories- fantastic.

Comments by Maureen, 26th August 2017  
Veronica, my youngest lad used to go to School looking like Lord Fauntleroy and come home looking like Just William.lol

Comments by Veronica, 26th August 2017  
Thats boys for you Maureen. My grandson's trousers only last a couple of weeks before holes appear in the knees of them. In the days of the above photo boys wore short pants a lot longer than today's boys but they invariably had scabs on their knees!

Comments by Dave, 26th August 2017  
Tell, what you are saying? Your expression begs us to ask,,

Comments by Philip Gormley., 26th August 2017  
Julie: I see what you mean; Margaret and I do look a bit 'fidgety'. Margaret and Guy are brother and sister - cousins all.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 27th August 2017  
Upon whom or what, doth my noble lord his dulcet query shower?

Comments by DTease, 27th August 2017  
Parents are so frightened these days aren't they. They watch the news on TV and it scares them into being over protective with their children. The children, having known no other way just accept the situation. It's so sad that they will never know the freedom that we had.

Comments by Veronica, 27th August 2017  
I agree Dtease but the amount of traffic in streets alone as well as all the other evils is enough to make parents frightened. This is why there are so called indoor 'play centres' for children. I used to take my grand kids to one on an industrial estate where I live. It cost a fiver each and there was a cafe for drinks and food. It was very good but you couldn't take them every day. You would be issued with a ticket for when the time was up... They loved it. Nevertheless, it was nothing like we had!

Comments by Sam h, 28th August 2017  
Lovely peaceful times as I remember ,no computers ,laptops,electronic games or even a tv for some of us just a headful of imagination and dreams,wouldn't swap for anything today has to offer , beautiful times.

Comments by Al, 28th August 2017  
DTease is absolutely right that parents today are so frightened for their child's safety, the main culprit for that is our good old and honest (not) mainstream news spewing out the usual lies and propaganda with all kinds of issues with kids going missing, etc, and all it needs is a major money making story to pull the publics heartstrings and be over protective and parents become paranoid in case the school thinks they're harming their child when they've just fallen and bruised their knees over as kids do.

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