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Car boot sale photograph haul 1950's or 60's

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Kamepa, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Kamepa

    Kamepa Well-Known Member


    Found these at a car boot sale. Shame as a box full of what looks like family photos. Anyway cost me a quid for these which stood out in some way. The colour photos which I guess are wedding shots are stunning. Full size scans can be found on my photostream:https://www.flickr.com/photos/sovietcamera/with/14379785204/
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2014
  2. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    I'd go for '50s looking at the cars and dress.
  3. southonline

    southonline Well-Known Member

    I'd love to post that 2nd image on some government H&S site!! - with a comment, "no limbs were lost during the eating of the soup" ;o)

    Third one reminds me of some of my mums old photos ;o)
  4. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Nice find. I don't think the colour ones are from a wedding though, I'd say the couple are keen ballroom dancers, the B&B sign and the fish on the dress suggests a seaside resort which would make sense.

    Last edited: Jun 9, 2014
  5. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

  6. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Blackpool was my first thought, or it could be anywhere with a Butlin's or Ponton's holiday camp as well! It might be possible to find the address of the street if the name of the B&B was readable.

  7. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    For what it's worth the car in the background (EPV50) was first registered in Ipswich, which might be a clue as in those days cars often did not travel far
  8. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I recognise the car next to it as a Standard, possibly a Ten, but EPV50 I don't know. Is it a Borgward?

  9. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Sea Breeze B&B?
  10. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

  11. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Bet they'd love a copy of that!
  12. TimHeath

    TimHeath Well-Known Member

    Well done for finding it - if you look closely at the 'Sea Breeze' picture you can just make out someone looking out of the window, fascinating!
  13. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Brilliant isn't it? I do love finds like this. (I checked out Havelock Street in Google Maps and if you go to street view you can see that the buildings at the end of the road have changed a little but the ones on the other side of the T-junction on the end look very similar still.
  14. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    That's a great piece of detective work, Geren. There must be thousands of B&Bs called that around the coast, but you've got the right one despite sixty-odd years passing by.

  15. southonline

    southonline Well-Known Member

    thats a bit spooky
  16. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Luck! And the hint that it could be ballroom/Blackpool related.
  17. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera In the Stop Bath

    Any names on the back?
  18. WOODYR

    WOODYR Active Member

    Well that truly is a great find, as the lady standing by the gate in the third picture, is my Aunt Kit,
    sadly, no longer here, but she lived in Witham in Essex.

    Exactly when the picture was taken, i am not sure. I have other photos of her, that i will post on here to verify this.
  19. WOODYR

    WOODYR Active Member

    Hopefully, the photo of my Aunt will appear here.

    <img src="http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/photo-gallery/data/500/ME_AUNT_KIT.jpg" />
  20. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Looks like a Hillman Minx to me.

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