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Working women celebrating at Slipperworks (Ross Works)
Photo: Derek Heaton
Views: 1,966
Item #: 30905
We are not sure what the celebration is. Possibly the Coronation. My mother Doris Heaton (Atherton) and her sister Elsie (Burke) are in the picture. Late 1940 - 1955 possibly. We would really like to know more about it and any memories people may have.

Comment by: A.W. on 20th January 2019 at 12:57

The hairstyles and clothing look more like 1930's, could it be George V1 Coronation in 1937?

Comment by: Derek Heaton on 20th January 2019 at 16:10

Could possibly be. That would have made my mother around 17.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 20th January 2019 at 17:14

I think this is pre 1950. My mother Kathleen Bradshaw nee Garner is on this photo and as far as I know she didn't go back to work after I was born. I was born in February 1950.

Comment by: GW. on 20th January 2019 at 17:48

What a grand photo. I'm with A.W.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th January 2019 at 18:53

Coronation of George V1 was May 1937.

Comment by: Jarvo on 20th January 2019 at 20:25

The girl with her arm on the bench in the foreground looks strangely familiar. One of the Rimmers?

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