32 thoughts on “ALL OUR YESTERDAYS”

  1. Number 3 would be Shirley Temple, the greatest movie star of her time.

    The funniest wrong answer I ever heard on a quiz show involved identifying a show business star from the initials of their name and a descriptive clue. The question was to identify the star with initials “S.T.” who was known as the “last of the red hot mamas.” The guy answered “Shirley Temple.”

    S.T. :

    Sophie with Liberace and Judy Garland:

    Sophie with Bob Hope and the Queen:

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  2. No 4 is King Street in Stirling, instantly recognisable from the building at the top. it’s not changed all that much. Cars and clothing say 1920s to me.
    No5 is a Glasgow Corporation 6-wheeler trolleybus and its route – 101 – would have been Shawfield – Cathedral Street later, I think, Rutherglen – Riddrie. The buses were built by AEC-Leyland. I remember, as a kid, people calling them “Whispering Death” because they were electric and had rubber tyres so didn’t make the din that the trams did and of course not being on tracks they pulled into and away from the kerbs. Actually, I believe their safety record was no worse than the trams.We should still be using them today instead of diesel-belching buses.

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    1. Correct, andi.

      I’ve heard that about electric vehicles, but, I mean it’s hard to miss a trolley bus coming at ya, even if it isn’t clanking like an old tram.


    1. I’d quite like free movement of people, and I think the UK government has built a bureacracy which is against that.

      I am unconvinced that is in our best interests.

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      1. Free movement is in everyone’s interests, and if the UK government had followed the EU’s regulations on it, no one would have been to stay without a job, or funds for any more than three months.

        Scotland will be so in the sh*t if we lose our European workforce.


  3. Tris, the photo of the grocer’s shop is fascinating. At first I thought it might be in the US but then I looked closer. The prices – “6 1/2d” and “2 for 7 1/2d” showed it was definitely the UK. Fascinating to see so many familiar brands – NestlĂ© , Kellogg’s, Vim, Lifebuoy, Lipton’s Tea – I can even discern PK, which must be Wrigley’s gum. I note that there is a box of Kellogg’s Rice Bubbles. I’ve never heard of those: I imagine they were maybe an earlier version of Rice Krispies. It’s obviously a licensed grocer as is evidenced by the serried ranks of bottles on the top shelves . I see the shop-worker on the left is holding a scoop in his left hand. These were used for measuring out dry goods such as lentils, dried peas and beans, which were then usually put into a blue paper bag after weighing. I can still remember that happening when I was a kiddie (little more than a toddler, I hasten to add) back in the 1950s. I think this pic is earlier than that – I’d say 1930s – there wouldn’t have been as much variety and stock of goods during WW2 rationing. I also like the nice touch of there being a chair at the counter for presumably elderly, infirm or tired customers to sit on whilst being served.
    Speaking of rationing, the petrol rationing book reminded me that fuel rationing not only took place during WW2 but was seriously considered by the British Government during the 1973 OPEC embargo fuel crisis. Old stocks of WW2 fuel ration books were issued at that time to Social Security offices for distribution if necessary.

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    1. Yes Andi. It’s a pity it wasn’t a bit clearer, but a fascinating look back at the world of shopping before supermarkets.

      I was surprised to see a man being the customer. I thought only women did shopping in the 1950s.

      I’ll include more pics like this though, because they are, as you say, fascinating.


    1. Lucky for you, they still do the pastilles.

      I could never understand why they make the lemon and lime ones though. Everyone always wants the blackcurrant.


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