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Ladies’ Day at Church

By rob taylor  |  Posted: November 01, 2012

Taken outside Birmingham Road Church.

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ROYAL ASCOT it may not have been, but these Blackheath ladies still turned on the style with their array of hats back in the 1950s! This photograph follows on from the one published three weeks ago, showing ladies with ‘big hats’, from an earlier generation, in exactly the same location, and displaying an even more impressive range of millinery.

The photographs were taken outside Birmingham Road Methodist Church, Blackheath, this one above in the early 1950s, so we are informed by the sender Jim Adams, who also supplied the earlier picture. We believe that this may have been the Women’s Own group at the church.

Amongst the ladies are the following (names supplied by Jim) — Eadie Adams, Winnie Chambers, Olive Wootton, Annie Forsbrook.

There are also three youngsters in the picture and the minister at the centre.

If you can supply any more names please let us know.

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  • Black Country Bugle User  |  November 01 2012, 6:50PM

    I meant to add that the minister was Revd John T Gray.

  • Black Country Bugle User  |  November 01 2012, 6:48PM

    Front row on left is Maraget Wooldridge and her son Philip; net to her is Ada Parsons with her daughter Judith. Also in the picture is May Jones (my grandmother) Evelyn Eades (my mother) Polly Westwood (my Aunt)Others I can name I can only name two others.....Lily Smith and Ida Parry