Comment by Veronica on 22nd September 2017 at 09:59
This. lady of the '40's' was perhaps,judging by that very smart coat and hat,a sales girl in a posh store ie Lowes or Pendleburys in the Ladies' department. She probably received a discount even though the war was on. Then, in her spare time she would sing at various events- thus supplementing her somewhat meagre wages even though at the time it was a feather in her cap to work in such grand store. Eventually 'they' would catch up with her and plant her in a munitions factory or she would be required to attend the office of recruitment for one of the forces. Just surmising!
Comment by Mick on 22nd September 2017 at 10:53
After going to all that trouble dressing up, she as gone and picked up a modern microphone
It would have been better if she had used one like this man is using singing at Bury war weekend.
Comment by Maureen on 22nd September 2017 at 12:18
Bless her..she looks like she's having a nice day.
Comment by irene roberts on 22nd September 2017 at 13:27
She was very good and so was the compere. The man at Bury was the excellent Paul Harper who has his own old microphone; The lady did her best with what was to hand and her bright coat and hat and her smile brightened up a day of "iffy" weather.
Comment by Anne on 22nd September 2017 at 14:29
I thought the same about the microphone, it spoils the whole scenario. I remember my dad fixing one of those old microphones up at home from the house to his shed.
Comment by DTease on 22nd September 2017 at 16:50
Anne, I'm liking your dad already. Did he use the mic to tell your Mam to make a brew while he was attending to very important business in his shed ?
Comment by Anne on 22nd September 2017 at 18:49
Almost DT, it was the other way round. "Come and get this tea, I'm not keeping it warm any longer" was the most used plea by my mother.
Comment by DTease on 22nd September 2017 at 19:23
My old Mam was made up when me and my brothers finally got a shed. Up 'til then she had to put up with us dismantling car engines in her kitchen.
Comment by . Ozymandias . on 22nd September 2017 at 21:47
Blimey DTease, don't tell me there's a few of your lot knocking about. That's all I need.
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