This week’s Sepia Saturday inspirational photo shows linesmen maintaining electrical cables in Tasmania around 1969.
As soon as I saw the prompt I knew that, by some bizarre coincidence, I had the perfect photo in Douglas and Elsie’s album from their road trip to Monte Carlo (Part one) in 1955.
I know I’m still in the very early stages of planning our re-enactment of their trip but I had to zoom ahead 1026 miles from home to Grindelwald – a village in Switzerland.
I wondered if this man with a good bunnet for heights was working on the cable car system.
After a considerable amount of time spent Googling, I think it is the precursor to the Grindelwald–Männlichen gondola cableway which links the two villages.
The Wengen–Männlichen Aerial Cableway officially opened in July 1954 so presumably this guy was just greasing a few cables?
Whilst Douglas and Elsie may not have been ski enthusiasts in their younger days, they were both very active after retirement. Elsie, in particular, was always game to try anything at least once. Douglas was rather more reserved but any form of transport fascinated him, and he tried out a couple of options on snow.
Douglas had a motorbike from a very early age and spent his working life in the motor trade – cars and bikes were his thing. He was equally at home whizzing about on some new-fangled contraption.
I’m sure that they had a wonderful trip to Monaco and back and we’re looking forward to doing (almost) exactly the same!
The Silly Girl’s Project continues…
See what the other Sepians made of this week’s old photo prompt.