The birds: who, where, when?

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Evelyn Mary Ashford 1923-2013

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Some time-travelling is definitely called for  to unravel the context of this photo. It was scanned from a tiny loose snap found inside in my Aunt Evelyn’s photo album. Frustratingly, there were no accompanying details. I am sure, though, that it is Evelyn. Also the girlish pose would suggest late teenage years. Since she lived in Cranleigh, Surrey, and nowhere near the sea, and as I’m assuming that working people did not go on holiday during war-time, my guess is that this photo was taken sometime before the summer of 1939.  There is no clue either as to location, or who the photographer might have been. There is only this frozen moment in time as Evelyn throws bread to the gulls, the paper it was wrapped  in pressed by the breeze across her knee.

Evelyn died this autumn at almost 90 and a half. She lived a good and creative life despite many set-backs. Somehow this striking shot of her amongst the wheeling birds captures much of her spirit.

For  more of Evelyn’s story see earlier posts:

Grand girl, great prospects…?

The Many Faces of Evelyn Mary Ashford

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© 2013 Tish Farrell

For more birds:

Ailsa’s Travel Theme Birds

MAX510’S BLOG

Zebra Designs and Destinations

Figments of a DuTchess

vackrare.com

Postcards from home and away…

Edge of the Forest

13 thoughts on “The birds: who, where, when?

    1. Yes, Robin. If we could just read that bit of newspaper we might know when the pic was taken. Happy New Year to you while I’m here. I would just like to say how much I’ve enjoyed your posts during 2013.

    1. Thanks as ever for your comments, Marilyn. Wishing you more power to your purpose, whatever you choose it to be in 2014. I’ve so enjoyed your posts and photographs. Keep flying high!

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