On Bank Holiday Monday earlier this week I wrote about Bank Holiday Monday in 1947 as recorded in my mum's 1947 Diary.
I'd found a photograph of my mum (Doreen Buckle) and her friends on a day out to Scarborough. Looking through the storage folder more closely I discovered that she'd saved several other photographs of days out at Blackpool with her friends.
I think the photos are wonderful. They show groups of young people who had grown up in the difficult years of World War II and who were then having to cope with Austerity Britain. But they are enjoying themselves and having the sort of fun that young people should be able to have whenever or wherever they live. I don't know who the other people in the photos are. Although Doreen was good at writing when and where her photos were taken she didn't usually write who was in the photos. I hope you like them too.
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