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Archive for April, 2014

A lovely old photograph of Bletchley Road looking towards the railway bridge. The once proud Bletchley Co-operative Society building stands to the right, on the opposite side of the road is the Lantern Cafe.

 

Not a 'double yellow' line in sight!

Not a ‘double yellow’ line in sight!

 

 

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Easters of the Past

Easter 1962

An outsize Easter egg has been a major attraction for the kiddies at Woolworth’s in Bletchley Road. The manager of the store, Mr. Blewitt, offered it free to any worthwhile organisation. Mr. Jack Guntrip, who organises the collection of Easter eggs for the Mentally Handicapped children in hospital, heard of the offer and is taking this monster egg, to the hospital, where no doubt it will be received with rapture.

Giant Easter Egg at Woolworths

Giant Easter Egg at Woolworths

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Easter 1954

Let the Children Have a Go

Today, Easter without Easter eggs for the children just isn’t Easter at all, and now that the hens are laying well and British eggs are cheap, plentiful and of good quality, and there is no reason why a colourful display shouldn’t  enliven the Easter Sunday breakfast table.

Get the children to take a paint brush and a hard boiled egg. Sit them at the table covered by a towel, to prevent the eggs from rolling off. The very shape of the egg lends itself to painting grotesque faces and even the four year old can produce an impression of what  daddy (or mummy) looks like to him.

Easter chick

Easter chick

 

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Over the years many Bletchley folk have fond memories of the happy times they have had with many of the young peoples organisations in the town. We have already shown a photograph of a group of Cubs and this has stimulated quite a bit of interest. Not to be outdone ladies here is one for you, so hopefully you will be able to recognise some familiar faces. The photograph shows a group of Girl Guides possibly at their camp or alternatively they were all out for a ramble, whatever perhaps some of you may know of the photographs whereabouts.

A happy group of Girl Guides from the 1950s.

A happy group of Girl Guides from the 1950s.

 

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