My eye in this week's prompt picture turned to the two girls on the left of the picture in their beach wear.
So my theme is Seaside Fashions - Down the Decades and Across the Seasons.
The seaside is not just for summer!!
Judging by the clothes, this looks to be taken in winter - My husband's Great Aunt Pat with her husband Frank King, Annette and small son, also Frank. This could well be Margate beach in Kent.
Wrapped up for a walk along North Pier, Blackpool, my cousins Stuart and Gloria with members of the extended family May Riley and Edith Fearneough, c.1940. The children are wearing a cap and hat (but bare legs) and the women are dressed formally with their hats and furs.
A walk along Blackpool promenade with my mother and paternal grandmother who of course were wearing their hats. I don't look too happy, but I do like that little handbag I am carrying. My dressmaker mother made my coats, trimmed on the collar and pockets with velvet.
October half term holiday and the only people on the beach at Blackpool were enjoying a donkey ride - daughter second from right in her jumper and pinafore dress.
Another windy day in May 2005 on the Isle of Iona off the west coast of Scotland.
Onto more summer seasonal weather:
Aunt Pat (from the first photograph) and friends - the cloche hats give away the era!
Below my mother Kathleen Danson, her youngest sister Peggy and her great friend that I knew as Auntie Phyllis were enjoying the outdoor South Shore Swimming Pool at Blackpool in the 1930's.
Two decades later in the 1950's, I remember Mum taking my brother and I there for a swim. In that era it was also a popular venue for national beauty contests It was later demolished and the site is now a car park and the southern terminus of the Blackpool Promenade trams - a sad end to an iconic 1930's playground.
Look at those shoes!
Onto the 1940's and 50's
|With my father on an unusually empty beach|
Left - A happy photograph with my mother. She always made me a new sundress every holiday - here with a bolero jacket. My mother in a large floral print dress that was all the fashion in 1950's. Right in my gingham dress with white trim.
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