Each week, Sepia Saturday, provides an opportunity for genealogy bloggers to share their family history through photographs.
One item immediately stood out for me in photographic prompt - the man wearing a flat cap.
Below is a photograph of my grandfather William Danson seated with a group of workers at the ICI factory at Thornton, near Fleetwood, Lancashire. Was this some special occasion with Grandad given the pride of place at the front? It is difficult to assess the date - 1930's? William featured in my Sepia Saturday postings in December - this time focusing on his experiences in the First World War and the cards he sent back home to his family.
Here is my husband aged about one with his maternal grandparents Matthew Iley White (a boilermaker) and Alice Armitage of South Shields, County Durham. c. 1939.
Stepping out oblivious of the camera is Grandfather Donaldson, a signwriter and painter, again in South Shields, County Durham.
Turning back to the start of the century c.1903 here is a group of schoolboys including my great uncle George Danson - on the left sporting a flat cap. George was killed in the First World War aged just 22.
In Britain flat caps were generally associated with workers in the north of England and . Think of old photographs and newsreels of men streaming from the mills, or cheering from the football terraces or enlisting for the First World War.