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Grandmother Sitting With Granddaughter In Sitting Room c.1961

1961
Grandmother Sitting With Granddaughter In Sitting Room c.1961

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Elizabeth Mobbs with her granddaughter Laura Muir.

“The visits to home were not very often but it was a chance for parents to see first child. The door in the background led onto what was classed as a scullery, two steps led into it – cooker, sink, benches, etc, and cupboards. Another six steps led to the top back door, other side of that was stone steps, fifteen leading to back yard – coal house beneath steps and an outside toilet. Another door on outside wall led to cobbled back lane.

“The chair sat on in photo was one of a suite – popular at the time. The mirror above had been there since I was a child.” – Evelyn Muir (née Mobbs)

Donor number: 0127-004

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