Monthly Archives: May 2008
We spent a week or so touring Cornwall, the sunniest and warmest part of England. You can read about it here. It’s a very beautiful county, real picture-postcard stuff. Good beaches and lots of fishing villages. This is Polperro today. … Continue reading
It was my wife’s birthday and I took advantage of the occasion to experiment with my new camera. It was recommended by my official adviser on all matters technical (Mr ChiriquiChatter) and I must say I was really impressed with … Continue reading
I found a letter that the owner sent to Mum after my first few weeks in the shop. You can read it here.
Holidays camps were another interesting element of life in post-War Britain. I don’t know whether they are uniquely British but they could be. They rapidly became popular with holidaymakers on a limited budget, especially families. A sort of “todo incluido” … Continue reading
“You must have been a beautiful baby, ‘cos baby look at you now!” I can hear her now singing that song. In the school nativity play (the angel kneeling on the left) The 20s look for a 20s girl. Not … Continue reading
I started writing a long entry on the post-war period but I’m buried under piles of work. So I thought I’d use part of the text for a short item. The introduction of the birth control pill is always held … Continue reading