Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sepia Saturday 215 contribution

The suggested theme for this week is crowds. By it's simplest definition, how many people does it take to make a crowd. A small room could easily become crowded with ten or so people. Maybe even less.
While a large stadium may take thousands.

Well, for this week, I picked a beach themed one. Maybe because I am tired of the cold here in the mid-west and long for warmer climes.

For the person sitting in the center (that would be my dad), surely this must seem like a crowd.
I don't know the other people, none of them are mom. Probably a beach not to far from London.
I never knew dad to be really all that outgoing, but pictures of him as a young man sometimes suggest otherwise.
Anyone across the pond recognize the beach?

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20 comments:

  1. Yes, you indeed offered my idea of a crowd and a great place to gather. Perfect photo selection.

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  2. I had to click back on your photo, as my mind was telling me, did one of those store fronts mention Valentine? See what our mind can do!

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    1. Your mind and heart were in the right place this weekend.

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  3. What a wonderful shot to have of your dad- I am always amazed at the amount of clothing they wore to the beach back in the day. It must have been uncomfortable...to say the least!

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    1. Beach days in England are rarely like beach days over here. No sunscreen required.

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  4. OK, a crowd squeezed together on a beach...and they certainly are dressed casually, though not planning to go in the water apparently. Wonder where, wonder who...and you'll probably never know. Glad you kept the photo anyway!

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    1. I haven't given up on someone knowing where it is at.

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  5. I’ve got beach scenes too where the gents are wearing shirts and ties- I wonder why. I don’t recognise the beach but the ice cream stall is also advertising ‘minerals’ which I remember is what my Gran always called any fizzy drink.

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    1. And many, many thanks for removing word verification.

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  6. Hmm...according to Find My Past there are some Valentes at Eastbourne and Hastings in Sussex....and then I found this...http://www.valentebrothers.co.uk/about.html...I'm not from across the pond, but do I get the prize????

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    1. There still around! That is cool. Yea, you get the prize.

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    2. I bit if I send them a copy, they may know where it is at.

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  7. A fun crowd and an Interesting stand in the background. I'm glad Little Nell explained "minerals." I'm not familiar with"coronets" either.

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    1. I did not know what minerals were either.

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  8. There is a Valente & Co, an ice cream company in London, serving the South East, That doesn't help us find the beach that this happy group were enjoying. Oops, I see that Alex's link is the same company.

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    1. I have sent a copy of the photo to the head office. You never know. . . .

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  9. Old photos do have a way of challenging our perception of friends and family.

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  10. No matter the place or even the weather there's always fun at the beach.

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