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Walking Day
Photo: Bill Eatock
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Item #: 12712
Atherton Road, early 1960s

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 2nd December 2009 at 19:09

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!

Comment by: she 44 th on 2nd December 2009 at 22:00

irene i remember the hair spray it was called bellhair

Comment by: Bill Eatock on 5th July 2011 at 16:00

The womans dress looks as if its been sprayed with hair spray. Its as stiff as a board!

Comment by: damaris on 6th September 2015 at 16:14

The lady in the dress probably was wearing a "paper nylon " underskirt under the dress to give that effect.

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