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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 24th August, 2016)

1940s Day (6 of 7)

1940s Day (6 of 7)
The Friends of Haigh 1940s event.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700)
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Comment by: Irene roberts on 24th August 2016 at 12:23

This little girl and her sister looked lovely!

Comment by: Vb on 24th August 2016 at 12:35

It doesn't bear thinking about that young children were gathered en masse and sent to strangers for safety. Many children suffered cruelty and neglect -whilst some children were very happy to be in the country side and made friendships that lasted many years. The only people familiar was the school teachers who went with them. Some parents went back for their children and took them home. It must have been dreadful to be without them.

Comment by: Bod on 24th August 2016 at 16:46

Vb', not as much cruelty as some of us have had .looking at these for the last six days ,surely must come to a end soon.

Comment by: Vb on 24th August 2016 at 16:55

Well Bod I have seen far worse - and the photos are of an event in Wigan and Wigan people. (think mask!)

Comment by: Garry on 24th August 2016 at 19:50

I thought you might have been more interested in that retro pram, Irene. They don't make them like that anymore.

Comment by: Vb on 26th August 2016 at 15:11

If that pram had been left somewhere in Scholes -the wheels would have been whipped off it and some big lad would have fixed them to wood and made a 'trolley'! Lads racing about on trolley carts weren't unusual in the 50s !

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