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