|Their parents have dressed them well considering that clothes rationing was still in force.|
These bright young children would have been born during the Second World War.
What is apparent to me is how the improvement in living conditions is apparent even in a photograph and shows in their faces.
The girl on the right has tucked her headscarf round her neck and wears warm "sensible" clothing including imitation fur mittens, sturdy lace-up shoes and knee socks. Her socks have a diamond patterned top popular at the time.
On her chest is pinned a brooch, probably a character from a comic magazine, as this is a trifle too early for popular television .
The girl shown on the left wears equally sensible clothing for spring or autumn.
The country has almost recovered from the war.
It was at this time free health care (The National Health Service) started. We will soon hold the Festival of Britain to celebrate the end of the post-war austerity years.
The average British family, did not possess a car, telephone, refrigerator or television but they had, as was later said
"Never had it so good".
Both about 10 years old
Photo on RHS is stamped on back in violet ink 20 FEB 1950 Inscribed: From Gracie xx