Thursday, June 20, 2024

Looking Back to The Day Trip From Hockley

Nigel Grice of Ritz Jewellery brought the following two wonderful photos into York House, which a member of his family found ‘in the attic’.

Two of the passengers were actually members of his family.

They appear to be of two separate outings and are taken outside pubs in Hockley Street – at one time there were at least two pubs in every street.

These pictures are very precious – if you have any in your ‘attic’ please share with us. These pictures are copyright to Nigel Grice and have been added to The Hockley Flyer collection.

What is particularly interesting is the selection of both men and women’s hats – apparently the men’s hats depicted what work they did – i.e. the ‘gaffer’ wore a bowler, the ‘white collar’ worker a trilby and the ‘worker’ wore a cap!

The wheels on the coaches are not pneumatic and it is doubtful if the coach had springs – how much tougher everyone was in those days! Most likely it is a pub or company outing to Rhyl or Weston – just think of the bumpy and windy ride!

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