|Sarah (Sadie) Pugh|
Friday, 31 January 2014
see here. I knew I would have photos of suitcases. In those times before tablets and mobiles there were always moments to fill when waiting for a train so why not take a photograph.
As a child holidays were always spent visiting relations, usually my mothers sisters, or on a weekly run-around rail ticket. When my parents became more affluent then their holiday of choice was to go walking. Here she is waiting at the outside of the station of the previous photograph, Ulverston . Is it me or do those plants in the background look remarkably like cabbages? The suitcase may have changed but the strap on one of them has a familiar look to the first photo, belts and braces packing. My farther has filled the backs of this set of photographs with information, it was one of their favourite holidays. This one says "Saturday June 30th 1984. After the holiday at Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight. I wait with the bags while Sadie goes to the phone (for a taxi) at Station Corner". Is this before, or after, she has charged off to the phone box? She only had one pace, fast, even into her eighties she was going the same speed. She also always liked to be busy so the walk up the hill to the phone box would fill in some of that pesky waiting time.