Sunday, 5 April 2015

Goode Easter


Sometimes you search and rummage for something appropriate as a seasonal greeting. This box was hiding in front of a tobacco tin and behind a Dinky Toy Jaguar. A Happy Easter to Everyone.

9 comments:

Stephen Barker said...

Happy Easter to you. Beautiful box.

Sue Imgrund said...

Hope you had a wonderful Easter. There's nothing that reminds me more of spring in England than primroses at the foot of a beech tree in the morning sunshine.

Peter Ashley said...

Thank you both. Sue, I photographed a big bunch of primroses under a hedge yesterday, a remarkable survivor from the stampeding feet of the Hallaton Bottle Kickers.

Jonathan Dudley said...

Missed it again! Check out Fred Hawke's photographs of the event last century…my grandmother's brother.
Interesting stuff about him here -
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/jack-trades-master-multi-tasking-Fred/story-19699140-detail/story.html

Jonathan Dudley said...

Sorry, my previous comment obviously didn't refer to the lovely pen knib box. Hope your Easter wounds have healed.

Peter Ashley said...

This is very interesting Jon. Had I mentioned that my cousin's wife is a Hawke of the same family? Which means that you and I are related by marriage or something. Daddy!! Sorry, only jokin'. The Ford sign on page 168 of More from Unmitigated England, that I snapped in the early 70s, was Fred's. Some say the first Ford dealership in the country.

Philip Wilkinson said...

I do like the curly great Ps on the box.

Jon Dudley said...

Fred and his Kentish brother-in-law (my grandfather) were both early Ford dealers but in a very small way. My grandfather's garage at Horseshoe Green in Kent was a converted forge and a similar Ford sign was still hanging there until the late 60s. It was somewhere in the family memory that Uncle Fred was one of the first Ford garages in Britain. I know that when he sold up and his garage was cleared, my grandfather had enough new Model T Ford spares and parts to build several cars.

Peter Ashley said...

Thanks for that Jon. My cousins has many Hawke photographs on their kitchen wall.