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1940's and 1950's
||1948: Me with my first birthday present! Apparently I hated it, my parents
saved hard to buy this horse but apart from this photo I refused to get on it. If you
bounced on it the thing 'walked' forward.
Advice for new parents: For your child's first
birthday buy yourself something you really want and give your child the box, you'll all be
|Christmas about five or six years later, same street (Ewlyn Rd,
From the left: me, cousin John, brother David, cousin
Robert. Resplendent in our new cowboy outfits made by our great Aunts.
(I cropped off the slippers which rather spoilt the image of a bunch of tough hombres -
it was bloody cold, we were dragged away from a blazing fire for the photo)
||1954 - Three generations of Lloyds.
Me, my father Cyril Lloyd 1919 -
1988, Grandfather Robert Lloyd (Bert) 1889 - 1965, brother David.
Taken in Pitville Park, Cheltenham.
|1956: Butlin's Holiday Camp, Pwellheli, North Wales (I'm the one in the
middle, front). Every year we went, what a great holiday for a pre teen! Loved it, even
the sun always shone.
My father took us to a different one each year - god knows why,
they were all the same.
(Note the wax crayon writing - I think this photo was nicked off the
photographer's sample board at the end of the week's holiday)
||Winter 1956: Why I live in Australia. David (front) and myself in our back
garden at Alder Rd, Folkestone, Kent.
A rare example of possibly the worse snowman ever
constructed - the shovel (bottom right) makes it look suspiciously like it was
hurriedly put together just for the photo, that is NOT how you make a snowman.
Also visible: the absurd caps British schoolboys used to wear. The uniform is Christ
Church Primary School for connoisseurs of such things.
|How to look a complete drongo! Taken some time about my first term at the
Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone in 1958. For some reason I am not wearing the school tie
and I have the horrible suspicion that I am not even at school - this may have been taken
during the holidays. My brother wisely tries to look inconspicuous, my mother stands
The 60's and 70's
|1965 Home Counties Regional Training Centre, Bletchley Park. Post Office
Telephones apprentice training course. I am in the middle row fourth from the right, I
seem to remember having a very good time during that course.
||Me at work, taken in about 1971 at the PO Tower in London and published
Fleeting fame? My thanks to John at Light-Straw
for copying the image for me. (Click on photograph for more)
|Taken in 1974 near where I was living on Brixton Hill, London SW2.
1974 (or 5) My brother David (right) and I at our parent's
house with our respective dogs. Sam, my Red Setter came from Battersea Dogs home but what
a great dog she was, clever, obedient and protective.
Copyright © Bruce Lloyd 2005
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