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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 6th April, 2020)

1940s House


1940s House
Milton Grove, Wigan. Video here - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7marvs

Photo: Brian  (iPhone)
Views: 2,141

Comment by: Mick on 6th April 2020 at 06:30

They should have an old car on the drive as well, like old fashioned Irene.

Comment by: Poet on 6th April 2020 at 09:13

"So you finally named the day...."

Comment by: Arthur on 6th April 2020 at 09:54

It is an old car.

Comment by: Spenian on 6th April 2020 at 10:27

Good stuff, thanks for sharing.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 6th April 2020 at 10:51

She's not old fashioned Mick, she's probably as modern thinking as you are. She just happens to like the styles and fashions of yesteryear. One thing she doesn't do is go around attacking and being critical of people on here for expressing their opinions !!

Comment by: janet on 6th April 2020 at 10:54

I would change the jag for a Bentley brian

Comment by: Mick on 6th April 2020 at 11:21

Thats not attacking anybody Stan, just by saying the photo would look better with a old fashion car like Irene has, that in your words is just me expressing my own opinion

Comment by: Veronica on 6th April 2020 at 11:42

I watch a lot of the 'old' films from the 40's and 50's and believe me the clothes the fashionable women wore then were absolutely beautiful... Far nicer than today's 'fashions' - downright scruffy some of it..

Comment by: Ray on 6th April 2020 at 11:43

The car is from 1972/73, so it is
quite old.

Comment by: Philip G. on 6th April 2020 at 12:29

Got it Poet, Got it … Manfred Mann.

Comment by: irene roberts on 6th April 2020 at 14:40

Now now, Gentlemen, I'm not worth fighting over, (oh, I don't know, though!!!).(Only joking!). I'm sure Mick didn't mean anything derogatory at all with his comment but thankyou so much Standisher for your defence on my behalf. I said I wasn't commenting on p-a-d again but as soon as I saw The 1940s House I was itching to comment! It's a beautiful house and Our Dorothy, (the Hillman Minx), would look right there, even if she IS 1959. Like Veronica, I DO love the forties styles and fashions, be it houses, clothes, hairstyles or music.....my hair will be long enough to wear in a Victory Roll before the hair salons re-open! The house and garage remind me of Housewife 49, and the daffodils in the garden are a cheering sight. Thankyou Brian for a lovely photo-a-day.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th April 2020 at 15:08

Hope the hubby in that house isn't like Housewife 49's Irene ...the poor woman had no peace with him! I think I would have poisoned him....;o(

Comment by: Mick on 6th April 2020 at 16:39

Irene Ive just rode past this house and noticed a van parked outside with The Home Front written on it, so ity looks like this couple have a old fashioned decorating business

https://www.facebook.com/The-Home-Front-Wigan-Ltd-101433821245009/

Comment by: Cyril on 6th April 2020 at 17:32

Mick, They also have a vintage shop The Source Pot where they sell clothes and furniture, it's on Dicconson Terrace where the hairdressers was.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 6th April 2020 at 19:03

No offence intended, like, but it's a 1920s house which looks as if it was tarted up by the addition of a porch and garage in the 1960s. Somewhere along the way the stained glass features in the top windows of the bay have been got rid off - as well as the terracotta tops to the gateposts to match the existing on the left.
A few visits to architectural salvage yards are called for for full authenticity
A Rover 90 would fit better than the flashy Jag, as well....
Just sayin....

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 6th April 2020 at 21:41

Brian thank you very much for this post, the video is fantastic ,

Comment by: irene roberts on 6th April 2020 at 22:33

How do you view the video, please?

Comment by: Brian on 6th April 2020 at 23:07

Hi Irene,

You need to copy and paste the link below into your browser:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7marvs

Comment by: Brian on 6th April 2020 at 23:33

Hi Rev,

You are correct, its a 1925 house.
The couple that bought it transformed it to reflect life in the 1940s. See the video for explanation and views inside. Fascinating stuff.

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th April 2020 at 09:02

Brian, what is the browser please? I have just recently learned how to copy and paste on facebook but not anywhere else. When I've copied the link where do I go then? Please don't worry if it's difficult to explain, but I don't know what the browser is!

Comment by: Mick on 7th April 2020 at 09:55

Irene upgrade to new 2020 calendar
Turn the page to April and todays date the 7th and get modern.

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th April 2020 at 10:41

Thankyou Mick but I don't know how to do that either.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 7th April 2020 at 11:28

:) Mick

Comment by: Veronica on 7th April 2020 at 11:39

Irene , I have always wondered what the 'browser' is. I though it was something to do with 'window shopping' on the Internet for new clothes and such!!! ;o))
Ps I do know how to 'copy and paste ' and 'save' pictures in emails but wouldn't know where to put the above info... You are not on your own!

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th April 2020 at 13:37

I DID IT!! Whoo-hoooo!! Brilliant video. I love their kitchen but I think they would like my scales!

Comment by: Cyril on 7th April 2020 at 17:15

Irene and Veronica, the browser bar is at the top of your screen, also known as the search bar. If you look it reads: wiganworld.co.uk/photoaday.php?photo=2020-04-06

Happy browsing.

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th April 2020 at 19:16

Thankyou Cyril. I managed to copy the link and just pasted it into Google and was able to watch the video, (It was guesswork and more luck than management but it worked somehow!). Thanks for the info on the browser....I hadn't a clue!

Comment by: Veronica on 7th April 2020 at 19:26

Thanks Cyril, I did it... The chap looks like he's from the 40's but the lady looks more 60's vintage to me. I think the house is a bit of a mix... I admire their enthusiasm.

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