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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

A 1920's Charabanc Trip

I know next to nothing about this photograph.  It was in the  collection of my great Aunt Jennie of Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, and judging by the style of dress must have been taken in the 1920's.  There was no inscription on the reverse, but the photographer/publisher was idenified as Arthur Hadley, Photographer, Ramsey, Isle of Man.   This could be a clue, as one of Jennie's many brothers. Albert,  worked on the  Isle of Man ferry between Fleetwood,  Lancashire and the Isle of Man.   

I like it as a happy holiday photograph,  though I wonder how safe I would find the vehicle with so many people on it.    I could imagine someone might need to get out and push,  if going up hills! 


  1. That is a fantastic photo!

  2. That's an awful lot of folk to get uphill. Maybe the men got out and walked if it was struggling! Everyone does look like they are on Holiday Mode (love the littlie standing up at the front) - maybe it was a public holiday of some sort, or a factory outing? Jo

  3. Hello Sue, I love reading your blog, This is a Sharabang(sp) early type of minibus they were used in and around blackpool and the fylde for a long time, the one in the pic does have the three legs of Man on the side so i would say that's where its from. Have a great new year.


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