Albert And Gladys Take To The Continent
Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week features a group of people sat around a table in Norway. My submission features a couple of people sat around a table in France. The people are, in fact, my mother and father, Albert and Gladys Burnett, and the photographs dates back to 1962 and a family holiday in France. I was 14 at the time and it was the first time I had been abroad. My parents would have been in their early fifties and, as far as I know, it was only the second time they had been out of the country.
The 1962 photograph was taken, I think, in Boulogne which is a short hop across the channel from Dover. We were about to embark on an epic drive across France to spend the best part of a fortnight camping on the French Riviera.
I do have a photograph from my parent’s previous excursion to France which must have been in the mid 1930s. The photograph was taken in Calais, a few miles down the road from Boulogne, and features a far younger Gladys and Albert with their friend Charlie Pitts.
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