St.Stephen's, Whelley8 Comments
Photo: Christine Jones
Item #: 32952
Going off the style of the Lady's hats I would say it dates froma round the 1920's.
What a brilliant photo, and I would say 1920s/early 1930s going off the dresses and cloche hats. Just look at the shawls on the ladies on the pavement! I was born in 1952 but my Mam carried me in a shawl which was wrapped around herself with me tucked snuggly in its folds, as she had done with my much-older brothers. I still have it.
It looks like the 1920's to me Christine. The dresses to the knee and the oversize bouquets. Great photo to keep , must be a hundred years old.
Lovely photo Christine, I don't recall the Streets you have mentioned though..Irene I remember baby's being carried in those shawls, they seemed easier to carry that way.x
What great photo to have & what a contrast, the walkers in pristine white with the ladies on the pavement in there dark clothes & shawls. I wous agree with everybody else, 1920/30s. Thanks for sharing it with us Christine.
I remember Bill and Molly Winstanley, and their family living at 138.
I bet th'owd women are saying " look ut length o'them frocks - they'll be catchin' their death!"
Thanks, everyone for your comments. I agree A.W. I thought the girl's hats that are walking looked 1920's style but the ladies in the shawls threw me a bit! I wasn't sure when that changed.
Yes S.N., Bill was my great uncle. His sister Hannah was my grandma. Of the 10 brothers and sisters, 3 lived at 138 Whelley with their parents Thomas and Harriet (nee Anderton). James Henry was the other brother that lived there until he got married in 1940. My grandma married Thomas Causey in 1937 then Bill and Molly married in 1946. I guess that's why they ended up staying there. Bill was the last of the Winstanley's to marry. My great-grandma Harriet was around until 1949 and great-granddad Thomas until 1954.
Family history is a hobby of mine so I'll be sharing some family photos and places soon.
Thanks again, everyone! :)