Item #: 32575
Surprised you allowed your photos to become slack, Barrie.
I love these photos, it was always exciting being invited to a party in the fifties. The fashion of boys' clothes are so familiar. Better than Pizza parties in McDonalds.
Long socks and sandals, regulation summer attire for 1950s lads. Photos like these make you feel blessed to have been born around that time.
Philip, Photography started with me in 1957 when I got my 1st camera and then started with photo albums. When Father died in 1984, and I cleared the bungalow, all the family albums that he had I boxed up for later viewing. Never did get round to see them as one of my Sisters borrowed the box and it is now mislaid. One day I will find it. So these"loose" photographs are what remains of the family album.(I have hardly any photographic record of my early childhood growing up in my collection. This is why I like the WW album that shows the pre & post war era of our area. It is education looking back on things long gone.)
As a rider to this photo, my parents collected me after the party and we walked back to the village via "Pongo" Lane & Grove Lane.
The shortest way back Barrie, up Pongo lane, what is now Cranleigh, past the 2 old stone barns, with red doors, up past Birkett's shop onto Grove Lane. Passing the stables on the left, to the Horseshoe, across the road to Moss Grove. A nice walk, all ' up brew '
Sorry about that, Barrie; so let's hope that you can nail those wayward albums. Your use of the word 'Pongo' reminds me of Aston Villa's former goal machine and Birkenhead's very own Pongo Waring - perhaps you've heard of him.