The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

A Snapshot in Time

Recently I visited my parents, and mum had been sorting through some old boxes of photographs as she was about to visit a schoolfriend who she had not seen for some years.

You can imagine how much I enjoyed looking at all the fashions of the day. This one came with a newspaper cutting titled "Regatta Fashions", and described "Three fair spectators at the Northwich Regatta well equipped for the weather in rubber boots." Must have been the "Glastonbury Festival" of its day, and usually took place in the rain!

9 comments:

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

What wonderful photos! I love the top pic. xx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Liz
What great photos! Not a look you would expect for a Regatta.
It is fun looking back on old family photos, something I love doing when I visit my parents.
Isabelle x

BusyLizzie said...

thank you for your comments, they are fun photos. I have quite a few more to post on the blog. In fact I just realised that one of my followers needs to show her mum these pics as she grew up with these ladies..... Lizzie x

Ms. B said...

Great photos! I especially love the first one!

Rosie said...

Love the photo's and the clothes are fabulous x

Raggy said...

Love the photo's. I'm off tomorrow on the 9 day fair circuit. See you at newark hopefullt. Can you let me know Lizzie where you are stalled out at newark so I can come and see you.
Sandie at Rag Rescue

Raggy said...

Lizzie, I think we are both mad, 9 days of fairs he! he!
See you at Newark and thanks for the info, I look forward to seeing you there and all your lovely goods.
Sandie

OhSoVintage said...

Great photos. Have you been watching Land Girls on the BBC? Did you get booked for the 'brocante' on the 20th?

kelly said...

Hi Lizzie, Thank you SO much for my award. Im really chuffed that you thought of me! Your mum and her freinds were seriously fashionable ladies. they are gorgeous pics. I absolutely LOVE going through my old family photos. What a story they tell...