Shopping for the wedding?

Walfred photographic Skegness, Boston

Emily and Audrey

These two ladies are clearly on a mission, and the walkie photographer has missed the critical moment so they have just walked out of focus. They were shopping in Boston Market Place on a Saturday in 1948, and Audrey on the left (with the wicker shopping basket) would be married the following week. The walkie was taken by Walfred Photographic, who were based in near-by Skegness. Quite how they organised things to have the prints processed and available in Boston we don’t know but the firm has been added to our list of walkie companies. As for Audrey, she was one of the first customers for Walfred’s, as they only set up in 1948. She married on March 27th and her daughter Ruth Bishop let me borrow the photograph.

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