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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Snap: Looking Back

On a Wednesday I join Helena with her meme Snap which involves showing 4 photos linked visually. This week I am not showing photos that I have taken but rather old photos mainly from the early decades of the 20th Century. They are all pictures that I acquired through my Great Auntie Jess who was born and brought up in Shepton Mallet. She was an avid photographer but also collected a large number of other people's photos.
I have chosen four which I think are of social and historical interest.
1. This one does include my great aunt. She worked for Boots the Chemist and this was their annual summer outing. I have never been able to identify which resort they are visiting.


2. This photo was a postcard of a school prize giving in Shepton Mallet. I like the way the dignitaries are roped off from the crowd!


3. In need of the fire brigade? Look no further.


4. Then perhaps a little music. My great grandfather played in a regimental band but I cannot tell you if he is in this picture.


11 comments:

  1. A great collection from a time when having your photo taken was a real occasion! Don't think that I have seen all of these before.

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  2. These are wonderful, and a great idea for a SNAP collection.

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  3. a fabulous collection and wonderful that they survive - I love the clothes and that the dignitaries are roped off and all those hats

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  4. Really cool SNAP collection. I like old photos & always spend time going through the collections for sale at antique shops. I hope someone in the crowd of Snappers can help identify the resort.

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  5. These are fantastic shots & really show that time period, too! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. wonderful photos...I love the fashions(everyone wearing hats!)

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  7. What an incredible collection!

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  8. So interesting and the top one is amazing. That bus!

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  9. What wonderful pictures. Each one is a treasure. And, yes, that bus!

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  10. How fun - I did old photos this week too. Your aunt has some rather cool shots here, full of memories.

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  11. I always thought those would be quite interesting times to live in.

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