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But it was like that in the Sixties...

By dudler  
After my father died in 1969, we had to move house, because he was a vicar.

Almost everywhere you can live is smaller than a vicarage, so a lot of furniture had to go.

A local hairdresser took this sofa, and he and a friend moved it, the hard way. Down Stockwell Street from the Market Place and past the Fire Station, up Market Street, and I'm not quite sure exactly where it ended up.

I took pictures.

A few weeks back, somebody - and I can't remember who - posted a picture that reminded me of this. I've been looking for the negatives ever since, and found them on Friday. Perfect for Silly Sunday...

Tags: Sofa Leek Portraits and people Silly Sunday Miniskirt

Voters: mike9005, Legend147, woolybill1 and 53 more


24 Dec 2017 9:12AM
Brilliantly captured.

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woolybill1 Plus
13 29 75 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2017 9:17AM
Perfect for Silly Sunday, John.
I understand that comfy sofas often proved rather challenging to miniskirted ladies wishing to stand up Smile
Happy Christmas!

24 Dec 2017 9:18AM
Great set John.Seasons Greetings to you and all the best for 2018😊😊 Andy
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2017 9:26AM
Brilliant for the day,Smile
optik Plus
10 15 1 England
24 Dec 2017 9:33AM
The day's of long hair and short skirts, I remember them well Grin
rambler Plus
11 1.0k 17 England
24 Dec 2017 9:36AM
Even in the day a pretty lady features in your work John. great fun,

Ken SmileSmile
24 Dec 2017 9:59AM
🎈Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun🎈
~ Randy Pausch
24 Dec 2017 10:47AM
Love it. In Scotland moving house was called a “Flitting” and back in the day it would be done like this, wardrobe on pram etc.
24 Dec 2017 11:00AM
Great series, just right for Silly Sunday. I remember those days well, there's a distinct lack of traffic on those streets, I bet they don't look like that now. Have a great Christmas and New Year.
SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
24 Dec 2017 11:31AM
I do like V2 with the passers by. Smile
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
24 Dec 2017 11:35AM
Can't recall the number of bed pushes we did for charity... before charity became global 😁
FabioKeiner 6 111 Austria
24 Dec 2017 11:57AM
and not just only in swinging london Smile)... nowadays everybody is in fear of salafist suicide attacks everywhere or of #metoo!-hystericals Smile)
what a paradise lost, our golden youth of 60ies&70ies... before bleak thatcher years broke out Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2017 12:30PM
Excellent for silly Sunday John SmileSmile

kaybee 15 6.8k 26 Scotland
24 Dec 2017 12:38PM
Before the days of shopping trolley races.
24 Dec 2017 12:57PM
Hi John,
For some reason this reminds me of a Monty Python sketch! lol
femape 2 Argentina
24 Dec 2017 1:06PM
Estupenda y pintoresca imagen.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2094 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2017 2:07PM
Happy memories. That's what photography gives us to keep for ever (so long as we get the filing right).
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
24 Dec 2017 2:31PM
Fun fun fun.........John. Have a great day tomorrow SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
24 Dec 2017 3:12PM
Excellent, John... should have a voice-over commentary couched ( Blush ) in one of those clipped BBC voices Grin
24 Dec 2017 3:34PM
Love these images John, but not just the images, but a way of life when we had to take the rough with the smooth and laughed whatever. A reminder of people places and times now gone forever.
Christmas...a time of mixed emotions.

Have a good'n John and keep capturing our today's, for tomorrow, those pictures will be all that's left.

Maiwand 12 3 73 England
24 Dec 2017 3:36PM
Looks like a great deal of fun was had moving this John.
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
24 Dec 2017 4:30PM
My word, public transport has come a long way since 1969 SmileSmile
A great Silly Christmas Eve Sunday shot.
Have a wonderful Christmas Day.

AJG Plus
10 6 Scotland
24 Dec 2017 4:35PM
Love this!
Niknut Plus
9 2.3k 80 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2017 5:13PM
Great fun shots !!......that Tessar lens is nice crisp one too by the looks of it ??.GrinGrin
dudler Plus
16 973 1534 England
24 Dec 2017 7:14PM
Thanks to John, particularly - yes, it is a time of mixed emotions for me (among many others, I suspect). It's a busy time of year for vicars, and it was for my Dad. He tried very hard indeed to be a good father (despite the pressures of his job), and when he died, I think we were both beginning to see the start of a grown-up relationship...

The Paxette was his (I also still have his Retinette, and his Bell & Howell Sportster Standard 8 cine camera). Maybe that calls for a still life shot.

And yes, the Tessar is a very decent lens - I reckon it would take most standard kit zoom lenses today, around 60 years on... But you did have to learn to walk backwards and forwards to frame a shot precisely!
CozPics Plus
10 11 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2017 7:45PM
is that eric claptonGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Robert51 11 7 91 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2017 8:15AM
Those were the days when anything could happen.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 598 England
31 Dec 2017 3:56PM
You couldn't do it now with the volume of traffic.
5 Jan 2018 10:38AM
made me smile !!!!
Squirrel 12 461 6 England
20 Jan 2018 9:46AM
Sofa so goodGrin

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