Photo-a-Day (Friday, 22nd September, 2017)
1940s (2 of 3)
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!
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.
Bless her..she looks like she's having a nice day.
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.
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.
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 ?
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.
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.
Blimey DTease, don't tell me there's a few of your lot knocking about. That's all I need.