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Those were the days?

By Ericsamson
As it's Film Friday I thought I'd post this image of a market day sometime back in the early seventies: flat caps, headscarves, suits and jackets, pens in the top pocket even a waistcoat and watch chain - and bed jackets for 75p. I suspect there isn't much of a market for bed jackets nowadays! Lurking in the background is that subversive hint of modernity, the denim jacket and white flares. ( I suspect there isn't much of a market for those either!)

My thanks to all who have viewed, voted and commented so encouragingly on recent uploads. Best wishes to all for a lovely weekend; turned out nice again! SmileSmileSmile

Tags: General Market day Times past

Voters: mike9005, DennisBloodnok, cats_123 and 14 more

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I was a long child in the early 1970s (giving my age away a bit !!).

I have memories of being taken shopping by my Mother and Grandmother. My Gran dressed very much like the older ladies in this image. My Mum was a bit more modern I'm her fashion sense !!

Anyway, thanks for posting. Very much a trip down memory lane !!

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cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
28 Sep 2018 10:38AM
How times have changed 😀
dudler Plus
16 951 1521 England
28 Sep 2018 12:44PM
I wish I'd taken more pictures like this, of the absolutely everyday - which is, now, exceptional.

Though I tend not to wear ties, I'd rather wear a jacket and tie than a T-shirt and sweatpants, with trainers.
bluesandtwos 9 405 1 England
28 Sep 2018 5:22PM
I not only have memories of this era but I still have the Levi denim jacket! Bought around the early 70s I believe it to be quite collectable, my other half, my daughter and my grandaughter all have their eye on it. I can still get into it although doing it up is a bit of a struggle!Blush

Now where did I put my white flared trousers???Grin

Quote:I wish I'd taken more pictures like this, of the absolutely everyday - which is, now, exceptional.
Me too!

Thanks for the memories,

28 Sep 2018 6:23PM
A wonderfully nostalgic image, Graham.

29 Sep 2018 9:24AM
Excellent Graham, love these old images,
Tooma Plus
3 1.9k 2 Scotland
29 Sep 2018 9:13PM
Must find me olde slides. Never heard of a Bed Jacket before. Still have an old denim jacket though, and a pair of widely, should that be wildly, flared dress trousers in mid green. Probably several ties from the 70s too, lol.
I'm sure that's Arthur Askey - so this picture may be older than you think, Graham - I mean - he's from the radio days.
18 Feb 2019 4:34PM
Yes, the pic is very nostalgic...

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