Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sepia Saturday 71 : Quite A Journey In A Little Wooden Pram


If it's not one thing, it's another at the moment. The Lad is home for Easter and monopolising both my room and my computer and therefore I'm not getting online half as much as I would like to. On top of which we are now in the run-in to the GLW's retirement and there seems to be a long list of things to do and people to see. 

For my Easter Sepia Saturday post I am featuring one of my very favourite photographs of the Good Lady Wife. Here she is sat in an old wooden pram with the mills of Elland in the background. The photograph must have been taken in about 1954. 57 year later we are living within walking distance of this scene (the mill you can see was only pulled down a few months ago). In a few weeks. time she will retire from her job as Consultant Pathologist and Head of the Infection Control Directorate at the Hospital Trust which today covers, amongst other places, the little town of Elland where she was born. Quite some journey in a little wooden pram.

You can follow the journeys of people from around the world by checking out he posts on the Sepia Saturday Blog.

30 comments:

  1. It is a wonderful world we are visiting here. I like seeing the families of the time and the pram is wonderful.

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  2. Hay was once a pathologist and therefore sends her greetings to TGLW.

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  3. Alan, you are richer than Midas. Wise men know what's valuable.

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  4. I love the little wooden pram! As you say, that is quite some journey!

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  5. Very nice little post
    To bad your are becoming an internet ghost
    With your time be taking up elsewhere
    But sure you really don't care
    At least no that much
    But the cat and Pat will still keep in touch

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  6. what a wonderful photo and i enjoyed the brief bio on your much accomplished glw!

    may the next leg in her journey as a newly retired consultant & director of the directorate be filled with marvelous adventures and wonderful memories of places far and wide to bring back to your cozy nest.

    hoppy easter to you and your family (including of course amy!)!

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  7. What a fine way to honor your wife's upcoming retirement. it's interesting to see through the photo that life is, indeed, a journey, starting with a pram. Cool photograph and a very nice post.

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  8. This is a neat photograph. That's what we call, 'coming full circle.'

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  9. That pram is fantastic - and, clearly, so is your wife, from what she has achieved. Many congrats to her on her retirement. If your wife is retiring, how sure are you that she will stay away from your computer? Sounds like you might need another....

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  10. I'm always amazed by people who get to spend their lives near where they grew up. My life has been scattered from coast to coast and twice on islands in the Pacific Ocean. I can't fathom being able to see all the old places.

    Very nice.

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  11. Lovely picture and history Alan, congratulations to the GLW on her retirement!

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  12. This picture is wonderful. I've never seen a wooden box pram like this. Happy Easter. Enjoy The Lad. Mine will be home tomorrow, as well.

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  13. We have eldest daughter at home from uni for the holidays too, so a full house, and less time for all sorts of interesting things. The pram looks as if it's been modified?

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  14. Awww, cute. Love the huge bow in GLW's hair. Looks like she had the early 1980s Madonna look sewn up thirty years earlier!

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  15. Congratulations to the GLW and I trust your current vehicle is rather roomier than the one in the photo ;-) Jo

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  16. What a sweet photo! I recognized the GLW immediately! Very cute stroller, as we would call it.

    Have a wonderful Easter with Alex at home!

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  17. I don't think they ever had wooden prams or strollers here--at least not in the 1950s.

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  18. One happy looking couple with their wonderful child in the wooden pram. How interesting that you provide this vivid perspective on her future.

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  19. While the pram may not be ergonomically correct, it does have the capacity to hold all of one's toys.

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  20. Great photo, Alan. From the design of the hardware it looks to me that the pram (or "baby buggy" in the States) was once the the cloth variety but perhaps got made over, post-war?

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  21. Very nice post, and what a charming pram! New word for me...good thing there was a photo! Happy Easter!

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  22. Yes, a wonderful journey and so much history in one photo, I love it.

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  23. This is a precious photo! Congrats on her upcoming retirement, and it must be neat to have been living in the same neighborhood forever.

    Happy Easter,

    Kathy M.

    PS - I fixed my link last night.

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  24. Hope the ride through life wasn't as bumpy as I suspect the pram ride was.

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  25. I had to get to your site to see if you could top Big Bunny. A wonderful photo. Even better that it has the history and memory with it. Must have been a bumpy ride.

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  26. Congratulations to your wife on her retirement. Now you'll really be able to travel! She sounds like such an interesting person. Love the photo and the one of the bunny.
    I couldn't find a single Easter picture in my stash. I know I don't have to stick to the theme but it is more fun that way.
    Barbara

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  27. She looks like quite a big girl for a buggy ride but also this pram looks like it could hold a big girl and be used between to haul wood.

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  28. Love the pram! Perhaps the base was found and the wooden top added by her father or a doting uncle.

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  29. What an interesting looking pram..and what a cutie the Good Wife was..bow and all!
    I think you may have to splurge on another computer..and that retirement seems to weigh heavy on your mind.
    Happy Easter to you and your family! :)

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  30. Excellent,bravo

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