Saturday, June 22, 2019

Sepia Saturday : Up On The Rails


The common feature in these three photographs is, of course, the railings. Our Sepia Saturday theme image dates from 1910 and shows three young men taking a break from the "Bleach Room" where they work. They relax on some metal railings next to a river. The other two photographs feature my Auntie Miriam, and date from a holiday she and her husband, Frank, took in the Isle of Man in 1947. Frank was always the complete captioner, and therefore we know that both photographs were taken in Port St Mary which is on the south of the island. The first is titled "Chapel Bay" whilst the second one has the title "The Two Bays".  Given the post-war date, Miriam was lucky to find any metal railings to lean against - so many items of public metalwork had been acquired by the Government during the war to melt down into aircraft parts!

To see more Sepia Saturday images, go to the Sepia Saturday Blog and follow the links.

8 comments:

  1. Great photos and a wonderful historic caption that reminded me of my grandparents. My maternal grandmother, like your Uncle Frank, was an excellent photographer and systematic captioner (thankfully!), and my maternal grandfather donated scrap metal during the war. Small world.

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  2. I'm pleased to see your photos of Aunt Miriam on railings by the water. I imagine it was fun to take a holiday in 1947.

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  3. Scrap metal is one thing, but removing something that prevented people from falling to their deaths might have been considered off limits? A nice match to the prompt and especially featuring your Auntie Miriam! :)

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  4. Thank God for rails! They're lifesavers.

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  5. Railings and WATER, so a good match for the Sepia Saturday inspiration photo.

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  6. Seems like Auntie Miriam was often pictured next to water. The wind blown hair is unusual though. Do you suppose she had a hat that she's taken off for Frank's camera?

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  7. Makes things so much easier when you know "who, where and when" :)

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  8. I liked the way you linked the three images in a collage.

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