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Monday, September 24, 2007

Old pictures




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In a second hand shop in Chepstow on Saturday I came across a bundle of old pictures, here are some.
My guess is they were taken on a family holday in the 1950's, possibly somewhere on the south west coast.
What do you think is the story behind them?

10 comments:

  1. The photo of the woman looks like Mrs Simpson.
    I love old photos like these - I have a small album of photos I picked up at a market in France dating from the 1940's. One in particular, of some soldiers, has a note on the back giving their location at the time.

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  2. I love old photos like these as well....we can certainly come up with some great stories can't we....it's a little sad they ended up at a store and not in someone's photo album....

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  3. I love old photos like this. They remind us of how much has changed and yet at the same time how similar we are to the people of the past. They look like they were having a fun vacation by the water!

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  4. Do you think 50's? Her hair looks more 40's to me. I do hope these are duplicates, and not that little girls lost memories.

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  5. Like Kat, I think they could be older than what you say...Isn't it a bit sad to sell family'pictures?

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  6. What an incredible find...these old pictures have my imagination working overtime.

    The way you placed the photos on your blog jump starts creativity, as well...from the woman to the train. Really well done!

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  7. I'm wondering what tragedy befell this family, that their precious pictures would end up in a second hand store. I think it was the 40's also. My thought is her husband was killed in the war, and these happy pictures were taken before the war. Perhaps the death of her husband took her into poverty, losing her home, and her personal items ending up in a trift shop...goodness how sad if true...... I better stop.

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  8. My guess would be that perhaps no one knew who these people were and so they had ended up in a second hand store. Most of the time I would often seen old photos inside antique shops and rarely ever in thrift stores.

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  9. The woman (Mrs Simpson) is gazing wistfully at the beach and remembering those halcyon days when she and her brother would write their names in the sand then run laughing as the waves came tumbling up the beach to erase their handiwork. The last photo represents her train of thought as it slowly fades into the past.

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  10. Old pics fascinate me as well. All the lives gone by.

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Thanks for your comments. Whenever possible I will always reply. Dave