Tag Archives: 50s memories

W.A.A.F. Pullover and a basket of puppies

Yesterday I had arranged to pick up a friend and attend a craft class. As we drove into the car park I saw it was nearly empty,  unusual I thought. What day was it I wondered, and realised that it … Continue reading

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Duvet or not to be…

Having just wrestled with the duvet cover, trying to persuade an alien object stuck inside to come out, I have spent some time wondering if it’s easier to have a duvet or blankets. I admit that I’m much warmer under … Continue reading

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The Hospice Shop, Chandlers Ford

Have I told you lately how much I enjoy volunteering at my local charity shop? This is one of the volunteers enjoying a wonderful birthday party in the shop. I can’t imagine how long it took to blow the balloons up! … Continue reading

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Clarks College, Southampton

Here’s a treat for you! This photo was taken outside my house in Southampton. I remember the photographer calling and I believe it was then tinted by hand, the results you can see for yourself. I am wearing the school uniform for … Continue reading

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Net Petticoats and Knicker Pockets

Out walking with Lou, the girls and I were reminiscing. Who remembers those lovely net petticoats, and how many did you wear at once? Full skirts made such a statement in the 50s, celebrating the end of the post-war clothing … Continue reading

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Community Plate silverware

Whilst sorting out the cutlery when I am volunteering at the Hospice Shop I see a lot of ‘Community Plate’ silverware – does anyone remember this?  It was very desirable when I got married in the early 60s and it is … Continue reading

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