Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 24th August, 2016)
1940s Day (6 of 7)
This little girl and her sister looked lovely!
It doesn't bear thinking about that young children were gathered en masse and sent to strangers for safety. Many children suffered cruelty and neglect -whilst some children were very happy to be in the country side and made friendships that lasted many years. The only people familiar was the school teachers who went with them. Some parents went back for their children and took them home. It must have been dreadful to be without them.
Vb', not as much cruelty as some of us have had .looking at these for the last six days ,surely must come to a end soon.
Well Bod I have seen far worse - and the photos are of an event in Wigan and Wigan people. (think mask!)
I thought you might have been more interested in that retro pram, Irene. They don't make them like that anymore.
If that pram had been left somewhere in Scholes -the wheels would have been whipped off it and some big lad would have fixed them to wood and made a 'trolley'! Lads racing about on trolley carts weren't unusual in the 50s !