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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 22nd September, 2017)

1940s (2 of 3)

1940s (2 of 3)
1940s day at Haigh Hall.

Photo: David  (Canon G3 X)
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Comment by: Veronica on 22nd September 2017 at 09:59

This. lady of the '40's' was perhaps,judging by that very smart coat and hat,a sales girl in a posh store ie Lowes or Pendleburys in the Ladies' department. She probably received a discount even though the war was on. Then, in her spare time she would sing at various events- thus supplementing her somewhat meagre wages even though at the time it was a feather in her cap to work in such grand store. Eventually 'they' would catch up with her and plant her in a munitions factory or she would be required to attend the office of recruitment for one of the forces. Just surmising!

Comment by: Mick on 22nd September 2017 at 10:53

After going to all that trouble dressing up, she as gone and picked up a modern microphone
It would have been better if she had used one like this man is using singing at Bury war weekend.


Comment by: Maureen on 22nd September 2017 at 12:18

Bless her..she looks like she's having a nice day.

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd September 2017 at 13:27

She was very good and so was the compere. The man at Bury was the excellent Paul Harper who has his own old microphone; The lady did her best with what was to hand and her bright coat and hat and her smile brightened up a day of "iffy" weather.

Comment by: Anne on 22nd September 2017 at 14:29

I thought the same about the microphone, it spoils the whole scenario. I remember my dad fixing one of those old microphones up at home from the house to his shed.

Comment by: DTease on 22nd September 2017 at 16:50

Anne, I'm liking your dad already. Did he use the mic to tell your Mam to make a brew while he was attending to very important business in his shed ?

Comment by: Anne on 22nd September 2017 at 18:49

Almost DT, it was the other way round. "Come and get this tea, I'm not keeping it warm any longer" was the most used plea by my mother.

Comment by: DTease on 22nd September 2017 at 19:23

My old Mam was made up when me and my brothers finally got a shed. Up 'til then she had to put up with us dismantling car engines in her kitchen.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 22nd September 2017 at 21:47

Blimey DTease, don't tell me there's a few of your lot knocking about. That's all I need.

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