BLISTS HILL VICTORIAN TOWN, TELFORD
EASTER SATURDAY, 2012
Six of us braved the weather today, we waited about two hours for the rain to stop and the sun to make it's appearance! However, as usual, it was worth it to see people's faces when they saw us walking down the street. Lots of people took photos, and also lots of people wanted to see what we had inside the prams, more often than not they expect to see a real baby and when they see we have a reborn doll in there they seem disappointed!! But as we point out to them, we are pram collectors, not doll collectors.
This photo was taken in the little garden under the commemoration arch. From the back, clockwise - Jackie, Enid, Lorraine,Julie, me and Shirley. It was Julie's first time at Blists Hill and I'm sure she thoroughly enjoyed the day, regardless of the showers.
Here we are lined up on the green by the funfair. Jackie with her early 1900s Hitchings, Shirley with her recently restored pram made by a furniture company in Bedford during the early 1900s, Julie with her just-restored bassinet, Enid with her beautiful three-wheeled pushchair, me with my Kirkland and Lorraine with her canework bassinet.
Julie with her lovely bassinet, her first attempt at restoration together with her husband Mark who did the paintwork. They are both extremely proud of the result, with every good reason.
Dodging the puddles with Lorraine! We've been very lucky on our outings, this being the only time we have encountered a long period of rain!
The girls, lined up outside Forest Glen, attracting much attention. One lady actually took the covers off Jackie's pram to see what was underneath and then covered up Freddie saying she didn't like his face!! The cheek of some people - it's amazing!!
The other girls, taking afternoon tea at Forest Glen!
Roy, Jackie, Julie and Mark reaching the top of the hill and still breathing!!
Another photo opportunity in the garden, you can see how wet it had been earlier
A very pretty Shirley, all in green with pink roses in her hat!