Sepia Saturday 145 – beach treasure

Well, it’s Saturday night and time for a Sepia Saturday post before I miss the boat.

This week’s inspirational photo is of young boys with football boots.  I thought that I had a photo of Army personnel playing footie in a field of tents, but on close inspection, I couldn’t see a football so decided to go with the general theme of youngsters.  On checking Great Granny’s album, I was struck by this photo

but what's the little person in the background doing/

This is Granny – the one you all know from her previous antics.  She would have been about 32 but seems to appear much older due to the way she is dressed.  Check out the ankle socks and brogues :-).  Auntie has found a piece of fascinating beach treasure and is desperate to show it off.  There’s another little hand trying to grab Granny’s attention.

Granny is holding what I think may be a camera, but what on earth is Dad up to in the background?  Tsk.


Get your football boots on and head over to Sepia Saturday and see who has scored goals this week.

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Scottish genealogist - this blog is for my own family history and photos
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25 Responses to Sepia Saturday 145 – beach treasure

  1. I tend to agree with your camera assumption. But that would mean there are two camera’s on the scene.
    I’m sure your Dad is studying the daisies 🙂

    • Jo says:

      I didn’t think about the two cameras idea, Peter. Granny only had two kids so perhaps there were two families at the beach, with a camera each? I’m not sure Dad was interested in daisies 🙂

  2. Jana Last says:

    What a fun photo! And uh…I think I’ll stick to Peter’s guess as to what your dad’s is doing back there. 🙂

  3. Little Nell says:

    Ah that knitted swimsuit that went all heavy and draggy when it got wet and ended round the ankles. Dad is admiring his cockles and mussels I think.

  4. Wendy says:

    Granny was stylin’ with that fingerwave hair-do. Fun photo with lots of story opportunities.

  5. TICKLEBEAR says:

    A great photograph, and me thinks he’s looking for rocks. Granny certainly was holding a camera as you can see the dial use to crank up the film. Damn bathing suit!! But a lovely photograph nonetheless, I assure you!!!

  6. postcardy says:

    Auntie looks so cute in her droopy swimsuit.

  7. Tony Zimnoch says:

    what A Great Photo! Firstly, It’s A Very good quality Image.More Than That Tho, So Much Going on! Several Stories going on in a single frame.Your Gran Looks Very Patient with the process!

    • Jo says:

      Granny died when I was 3 so I don’t remember much about her, but from the albums I see that she was brilliant with kids, Tony.

  8. Nancy says:

    You commented that Granny was about 32 but looked older. I agree, but it seems to have been the way it was those many years ago. Girls who graduated from high school looked in their mid- to late-20s. I can’t decide if it was a desire for maturity or just the way it was in those days. I like your photo quite a lot.

    • Jo says:

      I wonder if there just wasn’t much “fashion” in the mid-war time, so girls just dressed like their mums?

  9. Mark says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving comment. What I find so intersting about many of teh ‘old’ images is how recent they really are.
    I have memories of beach holidays at Tynemouth with my grandparents.

    • Jo says:

      Tynemouth – very pretty but Baltic every time I’ve been there as an adult. Funny how kids don’t feel the cold as we do!

  10. Lovely old photo that sparks lots of speculation! I see patience in your Granny:)

    • Jo says:

      Yes, Connie – I think she adored kids and was probably quite indulgent for a Mum in the post-WW11 period. I remember her as kind, but she died when I was very young, so I don’t remember much more than that.

  11. LOL … great pic! Do you think that he is taking a pee? So much going on here. Thanks for stopping by to see me.

    Kathy M.

  12. Sheryl says:

    The photo is great! I especially like the expression on your Granny’s face. You can see that she is genuinely interested in what her daughter is showing her.

  13. Alan BURNETT says:

    No apologies necessary. I hadn’t seen the post before, but even if I had, it is one of those posts tghat well deserves a second outing.

  14. Fran says:

    I was looking at some old photos of my Gran’s the other day, and, yes, the same phenomenon. People who are in their thirties and forties looking more middle-aged because of the clothing, and perhaps the hairstyles.

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