Wrates – Skegness » Wrates Skegness WP358

Wrates Skegness WP358

This early Wrates walkie dates from the 1920s. The firm were numbering their negatives by hand, in this case right in the middle of the photo. The central trio from left to right are Mrs Patchet, her daughter Edith Patchet (Isabel’s lifelong friend), and Isabel Gould. The photo was loaned to me by Ken Hawley, Isabel’s son. The woman on the far left – giving the cameraman a look – was not part of the group.
The photo was taken on the corner of Lumley Road and Lumley Avenue looking away from the coast; the bank building is still there, a branch of HSBC now. The cafe building behind (which seems to be advertising a dining room with 300 seats) has been replaced.

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