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photoblog image A 40's Revival  5/7

A 40's Revival 5/7

Taken at a 40's event at our local Shepshed Watermill a few weeks back.  I was just wondering whether the chap in yesterdays posting was keeping his eye on these two young ladies just across from him.  I don't know who they were supposed to be taking off but they looked very nice doing it.

THE REAL THING

I started on Monday with a man dressed in Home Guard uniform but if you click here you will find a picture of the real thing.  Taken in the early 1940's the man on the right hand end of the the back row is MY DAD, he was already in to his 30's at the time and was also in a reserved occupation so he volunteered for the Home Guard (Local Defence Volunteers) instead of going in the main forces.

A 40's Revival 5/7

Taken at a 40's event at our local Shepshed Watermill a few weeks back.  I was just wondering whether the chap in yesterdays posting was keeping his eye on these two young ladies just across from him.  I don't know who they were supposed to be taking off but they looked very nice doing it.

THE REAL THING

I started on Monday with a man dressed in Home Guard uniform but if you click here you will find a picture of the real thing.  Taken in the early 1940's the man on the right hand end of the the back row is MY DAD, he was already in to his 30's at the time and was also in a reserved occupation so he volunteered for the Home Guard (Local Defence Volunteers) instead of going in the main forces.

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Aug 2012, 00:54
Dad's Army Journal, Page 3 crumpet! Fine image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
Great shot Brian! And just how proud of your Dad are you?! Very, I'm sure!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. It would be fair to say that my Dad was what we over here would call a "really good bloke", just a nice man.
I like the old photo of the Home Guard and the way that you scanned it perfectly Brian... as for the ladies on the blanket... they still look pretty good after 72 yearsgrin....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I bet Maureen and Penny would like to look like these two at 72 Peter smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Aug 2012, 07:07
My father was in the Home Guard too Brian: he too was in a reserved occupation - farming. These gals look full of fighting spirit!
Brian Walbey: Two nice looking girls Chris. My Father also worked on a local farm, and relates the tale of when he was in the middle of ploughing a large field with nowhere to hide and a fleet of German bombers and escort flew right overhead on their way to London, he just prayed that none of them noticed him.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 Aug 2012, 07:12
No moustaches in the real Home Guard, either, Brian?
Brian Walbey: Definitely not Lisl.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Aug 2012, 07:35
I love the muted tones of these images, Brian. You can be very proud of them...as well as of your dad!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, and yes I am proud of my dad, he was an all round lovely man, I was lucky to have him for my first 45 years.
Fine picture Brian and a great memento of your dad.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Bill.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2012, 09:30
They certainly look the part, but will never match the timeless quality of the real thing.
Brian Walbey: Indeed not Mike.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2012, 09:52
Think your right on yesterdays post Brian, your link is brilliant (Dads Army) which one is corporal Jones.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pedroeric, well my Dad definitely wasn't the corporal.
ncie one, I enjpy the series
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 10 Aug 2012, 10:21
What a great picture with you dad in Brian. I hope you don't mind me saying but he looks a little like Corporal Jones.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad.
red nails I like, Brian
Brian Walbey: They stand out quite well don't they.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Aug 2012, 11:30
Oh, this is a fine memory photo of your brave Daddy in very difficult times. I like this old photo quite more than the reenactement photos - sorry, you know that I don't like this kind of war games in GB.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. My Dad was a lovely man with a temperament not really suited for fighting, but he would of course if it had come down to it. I actually have mixed feelings about these re-enactments myself, it was all a long time ago and hopefully the people of our nations have mended our relationship many years ago.
good one, Brian. Looks like there were some old soldiers in the earlier pic smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom. Sadly I should think most, if not all, the men in the old picture have gone now, my Dad went 25 years ago next week.
Very nice image Brian. Your Dad seems being quite taller than the others!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard. Yes my Dad was a tallish man and I take after him, as does his Grandson, my son Chris.
A good candid, Brian, and lovely Home Guard picture. How did the bloke in front of your Dad keep his cap on?!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme. I don't know about that man's cap, my Dad, who had a dry wit, would probably have said it was nailed on smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2012, 20:36
A bit of downtime, resting between protecting our Empire for those foreign chappies! A little too much eye makeup, I think!
Brian Walbey: I suspect ladies at that time didn't wear this much makeup either Alan.
they really look to be straight out of a movie from a different era. nice theme of this revival and excellent image
Brian Walbey: They do indeed Ayush although I don't think in reality they would have got away with wearing so much makeup.

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