Outside Market13 Comments
Photo: Veronica B
Item #: 33247
He's probably thinking of all the work soon to be coming his way, from digging, raking and then planting, and his rheumatic back will be playing him up for weeks after.
Wonder if it was the same Barlow family who later sold garden plants from stalls on the corner where the fish and game shops and chicken rotisserie were. They lived at Laurel House at Hindley with Laurel Nurseries behind it, looking from the road now it seems there's houses built on the area where the plant nurseries were.
The prominent lady as a look of Mrs Bessie Braddock, contemplating things. I suppose some of you are asking yourselves. ‘Who is Bessie Braddock?.’
I remember Bessie Braddock, I once heard her speak in the hall at Ince Council Offices. This may have been late 50's early 60's. All I remember is what an inspiring speaker she was.
Yes Brendell. She was the well known, prominent Labour M.P. for Liverpool Exchange, from 1945 up to her passing away in 1970.
Good pic Veronica b, so nice to see all the proud people well dressed and with their caps and hats on.
The days when the older generation like the ones above you felt respect for, they were the 'salt of the Earth' and so dignified and dependable. Those men were probably veterans of the 1st WW.
Enjoying what's left of retirement and the wives as busy as ever making ends meet. So nice to see the ladies dressed up with hat and gloves, the men always wearing ties, even with the flat caps.
Yes,I agree Veronica,and a lot of them came from the back streets, that Mick, keeps harping on about.
They certainly did Edna...
Bessie Braddock, (1899-1970) what an inspiration for anyone considering a career in Politics. She is quoted as follows, "We had to have change. The conditions of the workers had to be improved. The bosses had to be forced to give up some of their enormous profits. The only way to achieve this was by fighting, and we fought all the time".
If only we had a Bessie Braddock nowadays. I remember her name mentioned a lot when I was young. She seemed to be a no nonsense woman and capable.
There is a statue of Bessie Braddock at Liverpool Lime Street Railway Station.
Not everyone shared the views expressed here about Bessie Braddock.At an open air meeting
I remember Bob Catterall calling her a daft wench, promising everybody fitted carpets
It is said that Mrs Braddock said to Winston Churchill. Sir, you are drunk. Churchill replied. Madam you are ugly but tomorrow I’ll be sober.