Wednesday, February 15, 2006



Three midwifery nurses - Gran on right




Mum as a mill girl.

6 comments:

fjl said...

It's moving to see their confidence, the fashions, how they enjoyed life and invested. I love studying these eras, and the four generations before, also.
( I am still giggling about you taking a man for William Blake on Valentine's day.)

Caroline said...

What wonderful uniforms - they look splendid in them. But I bet they were a pain to launder!

PI said...

Caroline: The worst thing was the starched collars and cuffs. The button holes would split and repairing them was like sewing through concrete.

FJI: I agree. None of them look as if they expect to be 'seen and not heard!'

Guyana-Gyal said...

Mum as mill girl looks cheeky.

The photo with your grand, with the lady sitting in the middle, notice how gracefully she sits. Was how my mum and her sisters posed for photos. So feminine.

PI said...

GG: that's why I love the snap of Mum - it's so untypical of her. She was the strong silent type - happy to listen to all our carryings on and hold her whsheet.

Me! said...

What fabulous pictures! Look at the 'fashions' and the hairstyles. How great to look at these and imagine how things used to be in the 'old days'.