Our theme image this week shows a imposing looking lady described as "Boadecea or Mother England or possibly Britannia". When I posted the call on our Sepia Saturday Facebook page, I commented that the image reminded me of something. The suggestion immediately came back : "Auntie Miriam?" Perish the thought. No I was thinking of the Britannia Pier in Great Yarmouth - an imposing structure if ever there was one. Here is a picture taken some sixty years ago. Whilst the structure might have been imposing, it was remarkably susceptible to fire, burning down four times since it was first built. The imposing looking lady in front of the pier? It's Auntie Miriam, of course.
You can see many more imposing sepia posts by going to the SEPIA SATURDAY BLOG and following the links.
My apologies for my absence recently. Last week was an endless round of ceremonies of one kind or another. Things should be back to normal this week.