This afternoon - hate to say this, weather is too hot for me.......but then I complain if I'm too cold!
I thought I would sort an old leather suitcase that belonged to my grandparents full of old photographs, something you don't see these days of digital cameras. Photographs, black and white or sepia, little snaps no bigger than three inches, and bits of paper - well in fact little bits of 'treasure' for vintage lovers! Something that my sons would say do we really need all this rubbish? My reply as always "This is part of your family history leave it alone!"
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Petrol coupon circa 1941
There was still rationing until the coronation.
The registration matches the car in the photograph!
Call the Midwife!
My mum was born at home - my mum always said she paid to come into the world!
Mum is being pushed in that pram. I love the pram!
My grandfather was in the home-guard - or sometimes referred as Dad's Army because he was in a reserved occupation - he made the UC41 furniture at Harris Lebus Brothers
My grandparents identity cards.
I wonder when they were checked what questions were asked because as you see there isn't any photographs to prove who they were.
My husband is as they are referred to as a baby boomer, he had an identity card to have till he was fifteen. The top picture is his clothing coupon book
And..........how about this for a piece of social history?
The receipt for this ring. my grandmother's engagement ring. She wore it till the day she died.
My grandmother must have had really small fingers because it will only fit on my little finger!
If you wanted a receipt you had to pay Stamp Duty 2d about one new pence for a receipt and if you wanted a contract you would have had to pay 6d about two and half pence
It is nice these pieces of paper have survived they could have been so easily thrown away years ago.
I have photo-shop some of the documents because the addresses actually still exist.