I have just started my own website. It is very much a work in progress at the moment, as I learn how to do it! It will be full of nostalgic stories of the people I have known and the places I have been. To all the people who have told me that they enjoyed my stories and old photos – come visit my site and please leave a comment on my blog pages!
When I was a child we very often had little “May Queen” parades, just in and around our street. I tried to work out what year this was. It was after the Coronation, as my cousin Jean was dressed as “Sir Edmund Hillary” (and his famous achievement happened on the eve of the coronation.) So I am guessing that this little parade was held as a special event for the coronation, (ie not in May) or it was held the following year, 1954.
The lady in the background in the top photo was one of about 3 ladies who were organising our little parade. Sorry I can’t remember her name.
The girl in the crown is Mary Reed. I was dressed as Little Red Riding Hood and my brother Harold was the granny. The photo is not all that clear, but maybe some of you readers will recognise some of the faces here.
Playing on the Council School field at the top of Ann St with all the rest of the
gang for hours. Billy Shaws cinema on Elson Rd and the Majestic cinema at the top