Fun Finds from Last Week.

One of the fun things about our work is all the weird & wonderful things we get to see. Some of them bring back lovely memories of a fabulous childhood growing up in the 70’s & 80’s, other just make you ask “what were they thinking” & why?? So I thought I would share with you 3 things that we found last week – First off taking pride off place on top of our Hall of Fame for random photographs we love is……

Winston Churchill with a machine gun!!!
Winston Churchill with a machine gun!!!
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Our “Hall of Fame”

This photograph of Winston Churchill with the Thompson “Tommy” submachine gun was taken during a visit to Hartlepool in 1940. The photo was used by both the British & the German’s for propaganda purposes. The original photo has soldiers with Churchill but these were removed & the British used it to portray him as serious & meaning business. Where as the German’s compared it to American gangsters, using it in propaganda leaflets airdropped onto Britain. Next up is this rather kitsch vintage wall clock of a Jack Russell…….

now Mr M sent it home all dirty from a job thinking it would be funny, as we have Mabel the Jack Russell –

I shall call him Otis!
I shall call him Otis!
My Mabel. x
My Mabel. x

Little did he know that I would love it, clean it & know exactly where to put it!!

And lastly this Paton’s Shimmering Look knitting pattern book…..

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You have got to love the knitted fashion of the 60’s & 70’s.

Colour Sparkle Tunic - Zippy little dress or team it with trousers.
Sparkle Tunic – Zippy little dress or team it with trousers.
Leisure Looks - One piece playsuit for the holiday scene.
Leisure Looks – One piece playsuit for the holiday scene.
Young holiday scene - Crochet motifs trim this trendy set.
Young holiday scene – Crochet motifs trim this trendy set.
Shimmering looks for summer - Glamour knitted beach set.
Shimmering looks for summer – Glamour knitted beach set.
Look alive trouser suit!
Look alive trouser suit!

And you get all these breathtaking patterns & more in just one book!!!

I’d like to think it’s one vintage fashion look that may not come round again. Well I live in hope, I’ve done my share of funky knitwear….

Me & my big brother December 1974, aged 1 year.
Me & my big brother December 1974, aged 1 year.