Friday, 11 March 2011

Barefoot in the Sand

 "When the Heart is young"
To celebrate the week of International Women's Day here is a group of women in their best dresses enjoying a day on the beach. It looks breezy, not unusual on the coast of Britain.  I like the discarded boots on the right, caps and hats of course were de rigueur in the early 20th Century.  The card was sent from Blackpool, on the north west coast of England on 23 August 1909.  A popular destination for holidays at this time from the north of England and Scotland (especially Glasgow).  I wonder where this group are from, they look as though you could have a fun time with them. 
Our sender may have come from just a small distance to the north as the card is being sent to Penrith.  She says "Dear Alice, We have had very nice weather up to now (Mon) but it is raining at present. We are enjoying ourselves immense and hope you are doing the same. Remember me to George. Love from Amy"

It is interesting to reflect that at this time women did not have the life choices we have today nor have the vote. In Britain it would take to 1928 before all women gained the same voting rights as men. The United Nations theme for women this year is 'Equal access to education, training and science and technology".

Beth of The Best Hearts Are Crunchy is the hostess of Postcard Friendship Friday 

8 comments:

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Great postcard - took me a while to spot the men hiding in the background ;-)

Christine H. said...

Those men were helping them celebrate international women's day. That looks like a fun group.

Snap said...

wonderful card for International Women's Day. look at all those wonderful feet and hats!!! too much fun! happy PFF

Heather said...

That is a lovely postcard. I could gaze at it everyday and not tire of it. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Sheila said...

I love the way they have their skirts hitched up!

MuseSwings said...

How daring they are with their skits lifted far beyond the modest to show their well turned ankles. H-m-m-m "remember me to George?! Could that be Alice's cute and very unattached brother?
Thanks for the info about your Saturday post - I loved seeing the gate and the pyramid. The Goth's "visited"! They visited several times, but failed to take the city back.

viridian said...

I am later in visiting blogs this week. thanks for sharing a fun postcard.

Coffeedoff said...

Love the long dresses. It's great that we have equal voting rights, but might be nice to have some of the chivalry back.