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My maternal grandfather was fanatical about caring for clothes. He was a very snappy dresser. Suit, waistcoat, watch chain, shirt with winged collar, bow tie or cravat. Always wore a hat when out and carried gloves and a walking cane, shiny shoes and a carnation in his lapel.

 

My mother was brought up to look after her clothes. Never permitted to throw them a chair but had to give them a shake, press the shoulder pads together and put carefully on a coat hanger in the wardrobe.  That was handed on to me.

 

I dread to think what grandad would have made of today's modes of dress. Even when gardening, he always wore a suit, shirt and tie.

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Just realised that if anyone ‘likes’ the photos of your kittens, I’ll get all the credit!   Sorry about that Ben.  They really are beautiful kittens - do they miaow with a Geordie accent?

 

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you deserve the credit mi duck........

 

Why  eye................Meow...lol

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On 7/5/2020 at 6:38 PM, benjamin1945 said:

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Goose Fair 1949 ,,with Grandma and a Sucker,,,

Often wonder who the folk in the background were and after looking at them over so many years feel i know them............

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Trent Bridge 2010

 

Trent Bridge 1950

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Fishing with Trina.... Gunthorpe 1964

 

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Had a bit of a shock when I saw the photo of Trina - she looks a bit like I did in my late teens :Shock:  but that name has never been one of my aliases.  

 

Once at Leicester Palais, I was Yvette Montrey from Marseilles..... I was with a group of girlfriends and they dared me to Do it.  I managed to carry it off with two lads who asked me to dance, and even the band there played Happy Birthday to me because one of my friends went over and told the band i was visiting from France and it was my birthday!

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Heh, one step to the right and it would a whole different picture!  

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Wondered who'd spot that lol 

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Ben.. I'd say you had the composition 'down pat'...  ;)

 

And Trina looks like a very lovely young lady.

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I think she's really Trina...who was/is lovely ..with a touch of Mediterranean about her...........

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