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nonur Plus
10 18 13 Turkey
19 Oct 2018 9:49AM
I like them all, so natural and great in mono, John.

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bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
19 Oct 2018 9:51AM
Wow ..these are very very good ...love esp. V1 WinkWinkWink
dudler Plus
16 973 1536 England
19 Oct 2018 9:58AM
Thanks, both!
Your first reminds me of my mum at her Rayburn, a tad earlier than yours though Smile
As ever thank you for sharing John.
mac Plus
18 3 Scotland
19 Oct 2018 10:19AM
A slower pace of life.!
19 Oct 2018 11:02AM
your mum looks great and the other two are well done too
please see mod 1
dudler Plus
16 973 1536 England
19 Oct 2018 11:10AM
A lovely mod, Leo. Thank you!
GeeJoe 3 Wales
19 Oct 2018 11:16AM
My Uncle was a Dentist in Leek in the 70’s (Surname Mole). Great Family photo’s things were different then.
pablophotographer 8 1.3k 353
19 Oct 2018 1:20PM
Friday, film, fridge. Fok.
Lovely memories. V2 is my favourite. It portrays trust (to you) and contains the paradox of long sleeves and short skirts. Should the cuff button was smaller the garment would look like a shirt... But what do I know about fashion?, haha.
pablophotographer

cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
19 Oct 2018 1:26PM
Lovely set...69 was my favourite year..the young wife in V2 epitomises the style😀👏👏
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2018 1:34PM

Quote:I like them all, so natural and great in mono, John.

You had to be hardy back then as vicarages were normally cold and draughty, so Iím pleased you had an Aga.
Ju
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
19 Oct 2018 1:59PM
Quite a contrast in styles.SmileSmile
dudler Plus
16 973 1536 England
19 Oct 2018 2:58PM
Life tended to be centrred on the kitchen, which was warm because of the Aga.

To the right, you can see a device called an Agamatic, which, in theory, provided central heating to part of hte house. In fact, it was a cunning device for turning coke into fumes...
19 Oct 2018 3:30PM
Lovely old pictures and memories John. Never throw any pictures away.

JohnSmile
SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
19 Oct 2018 3:40PM
1969 indeed. Looks much earlier. Great to have a document of the times.
19 Oct 2018 4:31PM
Wonderfully nostalgic - the kind of image that prompts me to pick up the collected poems of Philip Larkin ('Days'; 'Home is So Sad'; 'Love Songs in Age; The Whitsun Weddings .....). I have photographs like this and I often wonder how they seem to appear so old when the memories are often so startlingly fresh. Hey ho, this life business - doesn't half go quickly!!! SmileSmileSmile
dudler Plus
16 973 1536 England
19 Oct 2018 5:10PM
I should probably add...

For many years, my Mum was secretary of the old girls' association of hte school she attended.

At some point, a national newspaper got hold of the story that some staff from that respectable private school had been to see the Chippendales perform. They wanted to report a scandal (for the uninitiated, the Chippendales were male strippers, but quite classy, so Mrs D informs me). The school had refused to comment, so the paper rang my mother. I suspect they were hoping for a disapproving sentence or two.

In fact, she told them that she was unconcerned, as what the staff did in their own time was their business, not hers (or the paper's).

Possibly this explains my approach to life and nudity.

Partly...
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
19 Oct 2018 6:30PM
A lovely set of memories John, Is that a silver teapot your mom's holding.
Oh, and by the way, the Vicars wife....very nice Smile

Dave.
dudler Plus
16 973 1536 England
19 Oct 2018 7:48PM
I think it is, Dave - there must have been visitors. The usual one is on the right...
19 Oct 2018 8:10PM
Fascinating , somehow a simpler age . Viv
19 Oct 2018 11:20PM
1969... quite a year. I spent the summer working in London, Bob Dylan played the Isle of Wight Festival, and Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. All this while your mum was making the tea!
20 Oct 2018 8:36AM
Wow , that's a great sets of old photographs .
bluesandtwos 10 406 1 England
20 Oct 2018 11:26AM
Beautiful old photos (well, maybe to me, not that oldWink). I spotted the silver teapot too, you must have been really posh! As for the vicars wife in the mans shirt all I can respectably say is phwooarr.Blush
20 Oct 2018 5:34PM
Great candid images, interesting.
20 Oct 2018 11:20PM
Great set John from when life was so much simpler, love V1

KennySmile

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