I have been adding photos to the Carshalton section in Surrey Photos today. As it is my local area I always like to take photos when I am out and about. I hope anyone who has lived in the area and has left will enjoy a trip back to their old home town.
The waterfall in Grove Park. Carshalton is certainly a lovely place to live.
I was lucky enough recently to come across an old box of slides from 1980 totally unidentified but with some interesting views. After copying them I uploaded them to a group on Flickr where people try to identify just such photos. Within weeks they were identified as views from The Castle Irwell Campus University Of Salford towards Kersal flats, all of which have been demolished, and surrounding areas. If you are local to that area or attended the university they are really worth looking at. I am so grateful to the people on Flickr for all their help.
The section of photos looking at school days has been updated with new photos in the St Mary's Infant School Carshalton album. There are new photos for the centenary celebration in 1990 of both infant children and St Mary's Junior School children who came over for the country dancing display. Didn't Mr Hennessey and Mrs Hulme look good?
The other photos added are of the building of the school hall in 1999, there is also an inside photo of the old school hall. There are 25 photos in the section now so it is well worth a look if you have happy memories of the school.
Today is National Postal Workers day. We should really spare a thought for our hard working postmen and women today as they struggle with a mountain of cards and parcels. Unless you have worked outside all day with freezing cold hands and feet you can't really appreciate how hard it is. They have a mountain of post now, most of it people don't even want and yet always seem to remain cheerful. Over the years postal workers jobs have changed enormously. The postman in the photo dates to around 1910.
He may not have had mountains of junk mail to carry about but he would have had to make four deliveries a day over a very large area, all on foot. So take a moment to appreciate your hard pressed postman or woman today in this busy run up to Christmas.
Nowadays children's parties are big business. Entertainment, themes and events make for weeks of planning and great expense. Simple parties from the 1950s and 60s when musical chairs and pin the tail on the donkey was the order of the day are a distant memory. I have added some photos of one little girl's party in the late 1950s and they really are a nostalgic look back to a different time.
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