Sepia Saturday give bloggers an opportunity to share their family history and memories through photographs.
This week's prompt invites us to look at men in ties and braces.
Well, most of the men in my photographs are dressed very formally for weddings or military service. So instead I have focussed on more casual wear both for work and leisure - with men minus their ties!
More working men's garb, with my grandfather William Danson of Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire sitting in the front of this group of workers. Granddad was described as a labourer on his wedding certificate of 1907. At one stage he worked in the local auction mart, and then at the ICI chemical works at Thornton, near Fleetwood.
This could be work or leisure, but here is my husband's father John Robert Donaldson taking a break from his work as a sign writer and decorator.
A lace cravat, rather than a tie, worn by one of the many costumed city guides in Vienna -
- catching up on his information?
""I had never driven a car before. On Boxing Day, I went to the British School of Motoring and said I wanted some urgent lessons. When I told the instructor I was driving to Blackpool the next day, he nearly had a fit. I collected my car - a four door Morris saloon which I was expected to buy on hire purchase at 18 shillings per week. It was a traumatic journey with me being a complete novice, having had no proper tuition. There was no heating, no radio of course to help pass the time, and the windscreen wipers kept seizing up. I had also been told that the tyres were awful for punctures. Still I made it, as darkness fell - just as well, as I wasn't too sure about the lights!"