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St George's C. E. Junior School, Wigan   Views: 1003
Tea Party early 1950's   Comments: 17
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 30877  
 
Tea Party early 1950's

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  Tea Party at the school. No decorations, so it is unlikely to have been a Christmas party or the Coronation party Any other suggestions?  

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Comments by john, 4th January 2019  
My how times have changed. Lovely shot.

Comments by Veronica, 4th January 2019  
The two little girls ( sisters) on the end look like children from John St Scholes but they went to St Pat's... The last names were Penman. The little one was called Betty - if it isn't them they are identical.

Comments by Garry, 4th January 2019  
Yes John you're right how times have changed...in ten years time, kids will be wearing hi-viz coats at parties.
Great photo Ron.

Comments by RON HUNT, 4th January 2019  
Notice all the kids are drinking tea not the sugar laden soft drinks of today.

Comments by Garry, 4th January 2019  
Good point Ron.

Comments by Philip G., 4th January 2019  
The sisters? almost certainly have identical cardi's Veronica. And the bi-coloured sash overlaid down the centre of the tablecloth could go some way in answering Ron's query.

Comments by Veronica, 4th January 2019  
What I meant Philip was, the two children are identical to the ones I remember. The little one had blonde hair and the older one was very dark.

Comments by Irene Roberts, 4th January 2019  tizziesgirl@gmail.com 
Love this photo....a vanished time.

Comments by Philip G., 5th January 2019  
No problem Veronica . . . For'ard.

Comments by RON HUNT, 6th January 2019  
The more I look a the photo the more I see I bet these children thought they were sitting down to a Banquet and I bet there was nothing left on their plates.. They had nothing compared to today's kids but they were a lot happier.

Comments by Veronica, 6th January 2019  
I bet when they had eaten their 'paste' butties and drank their tea , some kind ladies would come round with Jelly and fairy cakes to finish off! I remember when it was party time at school we would all have to bring something - I always took a red jelly in a cut glass bowl!

Comments by WILLY WACKUM, 7th January 2019  
From a time when children looked and acted like children not clones of their parents with all the designer gear. Boys wore short pants up to the age of 11, (when they went to Senior school,) and the girls wore dresses. Thanks Ron for posting it

Comments by Jarvo, 7th January 2019  
I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't orange juice in those cups. Hot tea wasn't a favourite amongst young children in those days. And paper cups were pretty scarce. Anybody?

Comments by Philip G., 7th January 2019  
Water gulped from a Blue, Pink, or White plastic beaker for our crew during the early-fifties. The only foodstuff that I can recall is rice pudding and, also, how Miss/Mrs Harrison had shown one lad how to stir-in a spoonful of jam.

Comments by Veronica, 7th January 2019  
I thought at first it might be orange juice Jarvo but somehow I don't think they would have been drinking that from a cup and saucer at a tea- party......I don't suppose we'll ever know now anyway......

Comments by John G, 8th January 2019  
Ron: I am just making a wild guess here, but as most people remember large school gatherings or party's always revoled around church.
Because it's C E School it could be Easter or Trinity Sunday, These two events at my school took priority around April which also included St Georges day, and June.

Comments by Priscus, 11th January 2019  
Perhaps they are celebrating the end of food rationing.

 
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