Thursday, 13 October 2005

THERE,LL BE BLUE BIRDS OVER ..........

The little town we live in hold a Fortys weekend ,once a year,John the owner of the car in picture no 10,is a friend of Maurices,we discovered about the event from John,when we were out walking the dog one day,there was John in a garden we were admiring ,it was then he told us of forthcoming events in the area,and the Fortys was some thing not to be missed he said .So as the time drew near we purchased our tickets for the dance .The whole weekend was in and around,the town with all the shops ,competing in the window displays,There were stalls in the street,the main events took place in the adjoining village where there used to be an air base in the war,So on the afternoon of Saturday August 20, we set off in the afternoon,and had a great time looking at the stalls selling fortys memorbelia I bought a little straw beret type hat,as I planned to wear a dress I own from that period,a little black two piece ,button down the back, with a big sequined sea horse on the front,I managed to locate some seamed stockings from the antique shop,earlier that week.There was an amazing display of cars ,tanks vehicles from the forties,bikes etc .People were strolling round in the sunshine in costume,strenthening my resolve to get dressed up that evening ,picture no 6 shows a blindman?selling his matches bootlaces ,behind him,was a mock up of a garden with all the veg ,complete with washing line,on which an amazing array of washing ,was drying ,including a liberty bodice!There was just so much to see.We went home and called in for some fish and chips from the chippy.Then we got our selves ready Maurice wore his suit ,but called it his demob suit !!and me in my regalia wished I had some gloves ,ladies always wore hats and gloves, never mind Id got my hat ,I tucked a lace hanky into my watchstrap,and off we went ,People had really gone to town,some of the dresses were amazing ,and the uniforms were a sight to see .Igot talking to one old gentleman(old gentlemen are my stock in trade!! )In a Majors uniform,it was authentic I recognised his badges as those of a medic he told us of his time in Burma what a delightful old gentleman I thanked him for his part in making my growing up safe !!The music was great ,Glenn Miller and numerous others ,the dances ,jitterbug ,jive wow ,even a gentleman in his smoking jacket and long cigarrete holder, doing stuff from Noel Coward.It was a truly enjoyable evening ,and now Ican do pictures I was able to share it with you,The one of me with the MP in front of the tank, He was the door man, I asked his wife if we might take the picture,sure said she in her Essex accent and  American uniform ,apparantly these people go all over the country to these events,make lots of freinds and have a ball.My M P ,when Isaid ,you dont mind do you ?replied out of the corner of his mouth ,course not babe how do you want me !hence the big grins on the picture .

And so on that happy note I will wish you all a good day,JAN XX 

 

 

15 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Great pictures, we have nothing like that around here which is a shame.  How things have changed since then!

aniracj said...

And a good time was had by all.....sounds like you had a great day and evening!!!Incidentally, leaving fish out of pond till it has gone through the winter and we have also established some plants in it, plus made sure the pump works okay...still got the edges to put down as well!

madcobug said...

Sounds like you had a fun day and night. Great pictures. Helen

wobblymoo said...

Sounds like a wonderful event, something the whole town could get involved in

nedmoh said...

I liked reading your entry today and I know how much you  enjoyed that weekend , hope we can manage to join you next year. You did look good in your two piece, it shows you still have a great figure.........Love Jeanx

woodsey2 said...

Sounds like it was a really good event, the pictures are brill, thanks for sharing them and keep them coming :)

Jo xxx

judithheartsong said...

oh it sounds delightful. I would like some fish and chips now please:):):)
(it is 10 in the morning here and my mouth is watering)
big hugs your way my friend!
judi

suzyh73 said...

sounds like a fun day!!!! Cool pictures :)

Su
xx

ally123130585918 said...

That was a great entry and the pictures were a treat....and you looked very cool in your gear......I had forgotten about stockings with seams - perhaps they will make a comeback....lol....Ally

icklemisssexpot said...

What brill pics and a great entry...Sounds like a really fun day...The cars are amazing old cars look so much better than modern day ones...You look great in your outfit :o)    Caff xx

labdancer51 said...

It looked great fun at the Forties weekend Jan.  Seamed stockings....I remember my Mum wearing those, I didn`t realise that you`d be able to get them these days! :-)

Sandra xxxx

rachealcarol said...

I'd have loved that, the forties were great for style even though there wasn't much about.  I've heard of my Dad's de-mob coat :)  The pics are wonderful and it's great they all got into the spirit of it. Rache xx

irisclyde said...

Looks like an interesting event! I like the fashion from the 40s, hat, gloves and stockings, very ladylike!
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memes121 said...

I loved that! The 1940's is my favorite era! I loe the music and clothes and  the wonderful  movies. I was born in 1965. Too late. I have bought old magazines from that era off ebay.

jmoqueen said...

Sounds fab - wish there was stuff like that round here!!  I love history!!  I love the photos too thanks for sharing them :-)