Tuesday, 6 March 2012

From Shop to Dwelling

The photo below was taken in the late 1930's earlier 1940's Grandma has her apron on again!
Unfortunately the Grocers Shop was not very successful because many of the customers paid on tick and most never settled up at the end of the month! ( go on tick To buy an item on credit; to be indebted for what one purchases; also, get on tick. In this expression, tick is a shortening of ticket, where ticket carries its obsolete meaning of a written note acknowledging debt. Although the phrase never attained great popularity in the United States, it has been a commonplace expression in Great Britain for centuries)
Today the shop is unrecognisable and in my view the whole street has lost its character. The windows have been altered and the road and pavement like most of Britain is hidden under tarmac now.
(photo from google maps)

Monday, 5 March 2012

Then and now


This snap shot was taken about 1939 - 1940 thats my father in the middle, Grandma was a waitress at the Abbots Court cafe in Whalley lancashire.  The cafe belonged to my Grandfather's brother in law.
The cafe is right next to the railway station and as you can see below the cafe is still there today.


Sunday, 4 March 2012

Grandmas's fashion

Grandma

Recently i was looking through  some old family photos and i came across a lot of my Grandma (Dad's mum) Eleanor  who was born in Linlithgow, Scotland in 1905.
The photo below was probably taken in about 1915, Grandma is the girl on the front row nearest the window  incidently all the people in this photo are her siblings.


The next photo is of grandma (in the middle) and 2 of her sisters probably taken in the late 1920's?


This one of Grandma was taken in the late 1940's i think? with my Dad's 2 cousins.


Visit my ebid store for vintage buttons and patterns and create your own fashion from the past.
I have lots to list so please check my store regularly.

Henrietta was Grandma's mother