Blackpool Beach17 Comments
Photo: Keith Beckett
Item #: 33145
I love those clothes the girls are wearing. Typical summer dresses in those days. You got your wear out of summer clothes in then. Lovely photo.
What a lovely photo Keith.Great memories of Blackpool.Did Ethel Foster live near Lorne Street?
Keith: Two lovely young girls, are they related to you Keith?
What a carefree image this is , 2 lovely young women enjoying a day by the sea. Wearing their nice summer dresses......those were the days !
This photo really takes you back to late fifties early 60s.Thanks for the memories Keith.
Lovely photo of two young ladies who probably worked all week in a cotton mill or a shop. Beautiful dresses nipped in at the waist rather than layers of fat hanging over jeans or leggings!
I totally agree Irene !!
I agree too, and also the wearing of leggings that only emphasise hulking great rugby player legs!
In those days a small 23 inch waist cinched In with a belt was the norm.
Yes you're spot on Irene,they look lovely,feminine and neat.
I don't know the two ladies. I came across the photo and thought it was worth keeping as a classic photo of it's day. Fortunately their names were at the bottom of the photo. Looking through the 1939 Register, a census in all but name, it shows Margaret living at City Road Kitt Green and Ethel living at Swan Meadow Road Poolstock. Margaret was married at St Johns, Pemberton, in 1958.
Doing a little more research on Ethel it transpires that a little girl and her widowed mother were living at Ethel’s family home in Swan Meadow Road in 1939.In later life the little girl married an uncle of mine.
Ethel was married at Wigan Register Office in 1954. Foster was her third surname.
Gentle paddle , dreamy days ,
Toes pressed softly as wet sand splays ,
Friendship memories ,
we play again ,
One sweet moment ,
and ours back then ..
A short but very sweet verse 'e' .
When girls looked like girls.
Bonnie looking lasses .
When I first saw this photo, I thought that it was Margaret Wright who I knew from H.A.G.S. She was was a good friend of Jean Hart (New Springs) and both were in my Maths and English Lit classes where I enjoyed some friendly rivalry with Jean for Maths grades !!
However, the dates mentioned later by Keith don't tally at all. If this is 1957, the Margaret I knew would be around 15 years old. Meaning that she was married one year later when she was 16 ?!! Hopefully Margaret sees this and can put us all right.
I just love those dresses,very feminine.