Thursday, March 11, 2010

1940s London

The lovely Alice pointed me towards these incredible photos of 1940s London in colour. I can't get over how exciting and bustling it looks post-war - I had always imagined it as much less busy and more 'drab'. Thanks Ali!

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  1. You're most welcome!!

    The billboards crack me up - cigarettes and Brylcreem!!

  2. This is just magnificent - I love it Kate and thank you so much for posting it. My dad was a teenager in London through the war and moved to Australia with his family when he was 15 in 1948, so he would have been there at the time of these photos. It gives me chills just thinking about it. My dad passed away 12 and a half years ago now... so many questions I didn't ask him. Thanks again for a lovely post. Kx

  3. @ Ali: thanks again! x

    @Kylie: how poignant - thank you for sharing such a lovely memory. I'm glad that the post inspired something for you. x


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