Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Easter bonnets indeed!

Not so much the faces on this one - and I know them all! - but the idea of going for an Easter hike in all this finery, up and down the hills around Warley, near Halifax.   This was taken in 1910


  1. I wouldn't want to be standing too close to that third chimney! They probably need the big hats as protection.

    A very fine line-up you have there. I'd love to know what colours they all wear. The trouble with B&W is that you sort of assume they're all drab - but they wouldn't have been.

    I've come across a picture of my mum in her WRNS uniform and my grandma 'out on the town' in Bradford near the start of WW2. I must do a post on it.

    1. And the chances are that many of the garments were what they'd sewn themselves. Sarah (RH end) was a dressmaker, and her daughter (my grandmother) whose face is 3rd from the left, obscured,was a tailoress and made many of my clothes when I was little.