Friday, 21 October 2011

Sepia Saturday 97 - Children's Corner

For this week's Sepia Saturday I am staying loosely on theme, and in fact building on the theme of children in Alan's posting by sharing a handful of vintage postcards of Children's Corners. Having come across one on a vintage postcard some time ago, I was surprised to find them fairly common and came across 2 further ones. Apart from the first one however, there seems to be a distinct lack of children.

Bournemouth, Children's Corner, c.1953

Blackpool, Children's Corner, c.1920

Scarborough, Children's Corner

As usual 100's of vintage postcards can be found on my web site.


10 comments:

  1. Well, as you say, at least there were children in the first one! I was in Bournemouth a week or so back but I don’t remember seeing anything like this; I expect it is long gone - what a shame.

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  2. It is a bit like going on a tour of my own childhood holiday haunts - certainly Blackpool and Scarborough, and we even made it down to Bournemouth once.

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  3. I might stretch a point as I can make out one child in the middle picture, but definitely none in Scarborough. Scarborough is a place we used to visit and was the first place where we took our children to a hotel.(Well one child if I'm honest)

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  4. The first card shows some special features that may have been designed for children, but the others cards look like ordinary beaches.

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  5. I just can't get over those long skirts at the beach...

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  6. I agree. Why are these called children's corners? Where's the children. But they do make me want to travel to England and visit all those interesting seaside resorts. Wonder what they're like now.
    Nancy Javier
    Ladies of the grove

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  7. Odd that there should be no children in the Children's Corner in Scarborough, although I think I can make out quite a few in Blackpool.

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  8. Is "Children's Corner" just a name or did it at some time indicate that it was the place for children? The last photo looks older than the other two with the women in their long black dresses. Interesting. Thanks for posting.

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  9. Okay, the third postcard made me chuckle. "Children's Corner and Spa." One usually doesn't associate one with the other. Great cards, though. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Children's corner? I didn't know there were such things....

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