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Thursday, April 23, 2015

U is for Uniforms

When my mother attended the Liverpool Blue Coat School for Orphans and Fatherless Children from 1937 to 1940, they were required to wear really dreadful uniforms for church, special occasions and anytime they went off the school grounds (which wasn't often.).

When we visited the school in 2012, they were dedicating a new school flag and two current students donned the uniforms for the event.

Here they are:


Aren't those uniforms dreadful??? We asked the kids what they thought of the uniforms and the young man said, "It's awfully ITCHY!!"


6 comments:

Diane Coto said...

Oh my! They look so uncomfortable and hot. BTW, I gave a shout out to your blog on my 'U' post today.
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Diane Coto said...

Oh my! They look so uncomfortable and hot. BTW, I gave a shout out to your blog on my 'U' post today.
@dino0726 from 
FictionZeal - Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Don't they??? Ugh! Thanks so much for the shout out - I'll pop by.

Joanne said...

Too bad they didn't use to uniforms to make the flags!

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Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Now THAT would have been an excellent idea and I'm sure the students would have agreed!!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Oh dear. They definitely wanted to make those poor children stand out, didn't they?