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Brown family of Clarington Grove, Ince.   Views: 839
My mother 1938/39   Comments: 9
Photo: Keith   Item #: 31760  
My mother 1938/39
  This is my mother, Phyllis Brown, later Bowen. Probably photographed by my father (her boyfriend at the time) around 1938/39, somewhere in Wigan. No doubt wearing the “latest” fashion style, I wouldn’t know. She may have been working in a "gown" shop at the time. What I’d like to know is just where this may have been taken in Wigan. Any ideas anyone?

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Comments by Veronica, 6th January 2020  
What a lovely young girl in the height of fashion. I wonder if she thought of her carefree days when she was donkey stoning the steps of the Crispin pub! I bet she did.. (I remember that photo you posted Keith)...

Comments by Veronica, 6th January 2020  
Apologies if I have mixed up the two Keiths!

Comments by Irene Roberts, 7th January 2020  tizziesgirl@gmail.com 
How smart she looks! That's one beautiful lady who would never have gone to the shops in her pyjamas, as they do today! She would have washed, dressed and applied a bit of lipstick even if she had very little in the way of clothes. She had pride and it shows.

Comments by Keith, 7th January 2020  
Thank you Veronica and Irene for your kind comments. You have the "right" Keith Veronica.

Comments by Tony Topping, 7th January 2020  
Beautiful lady and very smart! That could be the back of Bulldog Tools old wood department that was at the bottom of Henry Park Street. The lady would be near the canal side

Comments by Maureen, 7th January 2020  
A time when girls/women took a pride in their dress sense..sadly that's all but gone..Keith your Mum looks very pretty,I bet you're proud of her.

Comments by Keith, 7th January 2020  
Thank you Tony and Maureen. Tony, that would make "sense", my mother lived in the next street, Clarington Grove. Yes Maureen we were, mam was always busy on her sewing machine, altering or adding to various garments.

Comments by roy sturgeon, 9th January 2020  roysturgeon@btinternet.com 
bye the crin keith your anne is the spittig image of her mum

Comments by Keith, 10th January 2020  
Quite right Roy, they shared many similarities in all respects.

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