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We arrived at Kedleston Hall on 30th.May to find a 2nd.World War rally and demonstration taking place over the weekend. I thought that this would give me the chance to take some semi-candid shots as all of the participants were dressed in clothes and uniforms from the 1940's.

I liked this little family shot, the only give-away being the modern style folding chairs, and  what a nice in period Austin saloon behind them.

One thing is that all the clothes worn by the ladies reminded me of my Mums clothes when I was a lad in the 1940's and 50's.

People #2/7

We arrived at Kedleston Hall on 30th.May to find a 2nd.World War rally and demonstration taking place over the weekend. I thought that this would give me the chance to take some semi-candid shots as all of the participants were dressed in clothes and uniforms from the 1940's.

I liked this little family shot, the only give-away being the modern style folding chairs, and  what a nice in period Austin saloon behind them.

One thing is that all the clothes worn by the ladies reminded me of my Mums clothes when I was a lad in the 1940's and 50's.

comments (19)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 Jun 2009, 01:06
Wonderful
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
wonderful stuff...
nice car as you say too . . .
don;t see much of that stuff around here....
Cheers
rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob, you only see cars like this at rallies or museums nowadays.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 9 Jun 2009, 01:36
Oh, how fun, Brian. They actually still had the clothes around to wear???
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Ginnie, there were several collections of clothes on display as you will see later in the week if you have time to look in.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Jun 2009, 01:47
Excellent! Really like the very shiny mudguard dominating the centre of the image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, I used to like these big old mudguards they had on cars of that era.
  • Astrid
  • not in the Netherlands
  • 9 Jun 2009, 01:47
This is wonderful, you did them proud.
They seam very happy to me.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, I hope you get time to enjoy the others this week.
  • graham pickett
  • United Kingdom SOUTHSEA HAMPSHIRE
  • 9 Jun 2009, 06:09
B+W makes this look like something out of a old Ealing studios film, or reminds me of a JETHRO TULL song "Living in the Past".So long as everybody had a great day what does it matter? - Nice one Brian, looking forward to the rest in the series
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graham, I meant it to look old hence the toning.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 9 Jun 2009, 07:45
great capture Brian, it great when people get into the spirit of these revival type events
Brian Walbey: Thanks zed, I don't mind this sort of thing but those people who have battles in armour or cowboy outfits etc.make me wonder where they are coming from.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Jun 2009, 08:06
Lovely shot Brian: I remember those days well!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, and I remember them as well sad to say.
Smashing picture Brian...I have old pictures of my parents that are not a million miles removed from this!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I think we all have boxes of photos something like this.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Jun 2009, 09:07
Oh, soooo English!-maybe, in my cliché-imagination- a very lovely-oldfashioned couple -ein so liebenswert altmodisches Ehepaar!- and wonderful the fine reflections in the oldtimer! They seem to be "amused" -by the photographer! You happy guy to have found this find!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, and there are a few more to come during the week as well.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jun 2009, 10:04
Lovely picture Brian. This does indeed look like a vintage photograph. People made more of an effort to get dressed up then. Love that car!
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, just for once I felt I could take people pictures without feeling uncomfortable as you will see during the week.
Just excellent Brian. I didn't even notice the chairs before I read your comment!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, perhaps I should have not said anything about the chairs.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Jun 2009, 12:23
As I was in England many years ago I often noticed that many English people like to put out their chairs just beside the car and to enjoy the sun, the air, the landscape... Some people prefer to sit inside their cars while both doors were open- it is interesting to compare the different habits of the human beans allover the world and to observe them enjoying their little happiness/kleines Glück! -I suppose your depictured persons might belong to the upper class? I don't know in which way the terrible "2nd.World War" has been commemorated here?
Brian Walbey: Indeed people here do still enjoy sitting out at beauty spots near the car like this Philine. There wasn't any UK celebration of the war last weekend but Prince Charles and the Prime Minister went to the Normandy celebrations.
I like this very much Brian. It's a shame they didn't use old fashioned deckchairs to sit in but that's me being picky and you had no control over their choice of seating!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pamela, do you remember trying to put up the old type deckchairs, always a puzzle smile
Until you mentioned the deckchairs, I thought that this was a period image! A splendid way to spend a few hours, amking an exhibition of yourself smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, some more to follow during the week as well.
Charming photo. Really like it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Albert.
Wonderful shot!! I love the composition, and that period of time some how looks more elegant. They fooled me !! Wonderful!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ryan.
  • Philine Kleinknecht
  • Germany
  • 10 Jun 2009, 11:49
"but Prince Charles and the Prime Minister went to the Normandy celebrations"- yes, I read in our newspaper- and Gordon Brown could be seen on the official photo with Obama..., too!
Brian Walbey: Without being too politival Gordon Brown only decided to go once he found out Obama was going to be there, I need say no more I think.
Goodness I love this Brian..it's middle England's version of 'Bonnie and Clyde'.
Wonderful ... richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.

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