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Sydney Hodkinson with Mrs Haddock
Photo: Stephen Oakes
Views: 1,614
Item #: 25627
My granddad with neighbour & good friend Mrs Haddock, circa late 1960s, sitting at the back of 9 Longfield Street, New Springs. Budgie cage can be seen through the back window.

Comment by: Giovanni on 16th October 2014 at 16:07

Is that the wife of Captain Haddock - Tin Tin's mate?

Comment by: t on 19th October 2014 at 12:00

trust someone to post drivel to a lovely old photo.

Comment by: Giovanni on 19th October 2014 at 12:53

Its called Humour t you sourpuss...No harm done and it is a lovely pic. The lady reminds me of my old nin!

Comment by: Albert. on 20th October 2014 at 10:50

It does seem a precarious situation to have positioned themselves in, to have the photograph taken, but having said that, I know from experience, that is what most back yards were like, in the fifties, and sixties, with the lavatory in the near vicinity. although basic outside, the inside of the house, in the great majority of cases, was extremely clean, and polished, without the convenience of high tech cleaning gadgets. The flags on this photograph are clean, and swept.

Comment by: Giovanni on 20th October 2014 at 22:36

You're right Albert. Those houses were immaculate. I remember the front step of nin's house being whitened regularly. Windows washed every week and the grate where they cooked blackened!

Comment by: Wayne Jackson on 23rd October 2014 at 12:22

this is a picture of my Grandmother, remember the back yards well,there was an entry to the front of the street, all cobbles, and a gent to used to train his whippets to the far right, his name was Percy Lee, I think.

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