Thursday, April 05, 2007

OK just one then...



Just a quickie!

8 comments:

ian gordon said...

Ah, my favourite preserve. I used to avidly collect the Robertsons brooches - in fact I designed a few for them during less "aware" times.

Bee said...

Me too :-) My school in Droylsden, Manchester was near the Robertson jam works and my friends Dad worked there and was a great source for badges. Well before your vintage though Ian ;-)

ian gordon said...

Do you have any memorabilia from then?

I have a complete set of the brooches from 1928 (pre-enamel) through to it being dropped at the start of the millenium.

Bee said...

Brilliant! That is a serious collection. Goodness knows what happened to mine, but it merely featured those current at the time. They were such fun and beautifully done. I wish I still had them. And also the golly doll my Mum made for me when I was very small. He was very smart with long pinstripe trousered legs, yellow waistcoat,red jacket and bow-tie. Of all my toys I view him with special fondness.

ian gordon said...

Know what you mean. First golly I saw was holding a guitar. It was the 50's (I was about 8 or 9?) So I linked him with Lonnie Donegan or Tommy Steele I suppose. But it wasn't 'til the 1980s a started finding him so many friends.

Bee said...

You must be older than I thought Ian ;-)

JPATPURSES said...

saw you in the forum post on etsy and just wanted to check out your blog!!! Thanks for all your help there! Great blog!

Bee said...

You're welcome jpatpurses ... I'm not an expert, but let me know if I can help with anything else. Bee