Friday, 25 August 2006

Still back in the 40's

Hi again every one ,Hope you are all well , this evenings entry is a follow on from yesterday,Oh and by the way, yes Jen ,I did post a similar entry after we went to the 40's weekend last year ,oh and also........ to clarify the fish Maurice caught were Carp and the big one weighed aprox twenty three pounds  ,and we dont eat them, we throw them back  .

I found these pictures in the local free paper that comes every Thursday ,it is mostly adverts, but does sometimes contain some interesting local news ,I thought you would like to see them .

Isnt the man doing his  Sir  Winston Churchill impersonation good ? and the guy playing the ukelayli oh spelling  I'll just say UKE  you know what I mean ! he was part of the group in the evening ,also very good .

Isnt he a sweety ?reminds me of the little boys starting school when I did !look at his plimsolls (footwear )and whats in his box ?

Well its this !a gas mask ,and this is the childs version and meant to look like Micky Mouse ,to encourage us to wear it should the need arise,fortunately we didnt need it ,like Micky Mouse ?I couldnt see it then and I;m still not sure  !So there you have it another blast from the past .......Have a lovely weekend everyone ,a good bank holiday Britain and if you are going away ,safe journey

with love

Thankyou so much for my siggy today Dianna...perfect !

36 comments:

stevietwain said...

Wow, interesting stuff, and no, I don't think i can see Mickey mouse either..LMAO!
More like Freddy Kreuger..HAHA!

Thanks for sharing hun, and thanks for your comments...*hugs*

Lv Stevie
xxx

marainey1 said...

I was born in the 40's but live in the states...Love the bits and pieces of your weekend.  'On Ya' - ma  (I saw your journal listed in John and Krissy's new journal.  )

bpcorn48 said...

I agree, very interested in storys like that, by the way it looks like someone I know........ROFL...........DIANE

ally123130585918 said...

Jan I just love those pictures ~ and the Churchill impersonator is good at first I thought it was him ~ and the little boy carrying his Gas Mask how cute he is ~ and I love his plimsoles ~ I can't see Micky Mouse as much as I have tried ~ Hope your free paper print some more of those pictures I really enjoy seeing them ~ Ally

stijoan said...

omg it looks more like something from dr who!!! the gas mask i mean! love ya JOANNE

sugarsweet056 said...

I love this!!!!!!!
TY for posting it.
Hugs, Sugar

siennastarr said...

Jan... you were worrying about the spelling of ukelele, but it's actually a banjo that he is playing.  Looks like one to me.

Hugs
Jackie

oddb0dkins said...

Hi Jan, love the pic of the little boy. But that gas mask is just, well, scary! B. x

jeanno43 said...

Love the picture of the little boy evacuee with his label and his bag.  So many children away from their parents for years.  Love the Churchill look alike. Very interesting posting Jan.
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seraphoflove9001 said...

I love the photo's...and the 1940's! I love vintage. :o)
Lisa

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi :o)
Luv Jayne x
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astra1547 said...

hi Jan...

lovethe pics and a great entry too! have a great weekend

Astra!

lsfp1960 said...

I'm sure there's somewhere in the U.S. where they do WWII re-enactments.  I know down in the South, they do Civil War re-enactments and even here in Washington near me there are several places that do re-enactments of Indian War times.  I don't remember having gas masks, but my dad strongly considered building a bomb shelter in the back yard and at school we would have air raid drills, where we all went under our desks, with our heads down and eyes closed and arms up over our necks & head for protection.  There was an article in the local paper recently about the public bomb shelters still in exsistence around town.  I think at least one of them should be perserved and open for public tours, so the young people today can see what it was like here, back in the 40's & 50's.  Even then a constant threat of attack by the enemy. Thanks for sharing those pictures.  P.S. I love the hat !!   Linda (old enough to remember) in Washington state    

jmoqueen said...

Thanks for sharing the pics with us - love the kid on the go kart :-)  There is no way that mask resembles Mickey mouse, well perhaps in weird world lol It looks more like a rubber chicken or something lol...........

wrigleyrachey said...

I love reading about the past, when life was so simple and we felt safer.
Rach.xxx

sdrogerson said...

just love the bogey!

jckfrstross said...

i love seeing all of the old time festivities:) enjoy your weekend

Deb

lurkynat said...

very interesting Jan!
I am a huge fan of Winston Churchill's so I fouund that bit great.
hope you have agreat weekend as well
natalie
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jaymact1 said...

I had a Micky Mouse one too but I can only remember having it not what it looked like thanks for reminding me. Love Joan.

jlocorriere05 said...

It looks like Mickey Mouse?! I can't see it either! I'm glad you had a good time! I remember the kids in my class looked like that little boy too, those baggy shorts and the little school cap. We used to see lots of caps hanging of the top of lamp posts and fences! Have a great weekend! Jeannette xx  

salonrose123 said...

Nope, I'm not seeing Mickey Mouse either!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Ains xx

jules19642001 said...

looks more like alien than mickey mouse to me.............Jules xx
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cacklinrosie101 said...

Love the photographs, Jan.  My mother has many aged newspaper articles that she pulls out occasionally for the family to enjoy.  Have a good one! xx  Chris

lindaggeorge said...

Oh bless that little boy with his gas mask box over his shoulder, couldn't you just eat him? I know it's a gas mask because we have Doris Dinsdale come to visit our school every year and the children spend days making their gas mask boxes in preparation for her WW2 experience.

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tillywooat62 said...

I cant see Micky Mouse either, isnt the little boy such a cutie, you just want to pick him up and give him a hug dont ya, thanks for the trip down memory lane, its been very interesting reading
take care Lynne xx

frdbrow7 said...

Aw Jan, I haven't received my free papers this week :-(  I was wondering if the signs I've seen on the road side for an antique fair are at the school in St I.?  as I don't have a local paper to find out.  Was thinking of going along there this weekend.
Lovely pics and graphics! :-)
Freda

janetwilliams004 said...

love your journal thanx for leaving comment on mine, i will try and do that with the paper but might have to wait till daughter is home im not to good at all this  mind you getting better as time goes on  it amazes nme how you leave all pictures down te side of your pages and stuff. and i wud love to know more about graphics.

plieck30 said...

Very interesting entry Jan and I love the pictures. Isn't it fun to think back to the 40's and 50's? Paula

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Very interesting entry and I must confess I know more about the forties now that I did before reading it. I REALLY enjoyed the pictures and news clips!!!
Dianna

wldconnie said...

Well done an excellent blast from the past. I remember those black plimsoles and my kids all started school in caps and blazers. They do not seem to wear caps anymore unless you attend a private school!Love Conniex

bobandkate said...

Thank you for the photos of the 1940s. They are fantastic,
Kate.
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haileen2003 said...

Wonderful Entry...love the little Boy, I remember a Family of Evacuees staying with us, when I was a child.
Nice to look back
Aileen....X

nixxietrue said...

Hi that gas mask doesn't look like Mickey Mouse to me either. It looks scary. I suppose they tried to make them less scary for the kids but I bet they smelt inside. Sending hugs xx

lindapaterson177 said...

I love blasts from the past, they`re the best and the gas masks are funny looking and enough to scare the pants off you! lindaxx
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nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,great  newspaper cutting , he does look like  Winnie!!!! That little boy bless him in his cap and plimsoles,wonder how old he is now? Funny to see that gas mask......Love Jeanxx

lindachapmanuk said...

ugh wearing gas masks must have been awful! that little boys plimsolls brought back memories and I can remember the smell of the rubber on them! lol Linda xx
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