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Youngsters in Wyre
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Youngsters in Wyre

Click to View In the description for the picture on the left I wondered who and where the occupant of the pram was, and speculated that they might be about 80 these days. Isobel Irvine has sent in the picture above and says:

'The occupant in the photo of the pram in that photo might not be turning 80!

This is a photo of me and my brother [Isobel and Jim Johnston] in a similar pram, taken in 1938. I am 72 now, and he is almost 68. Of course, our pram was probably a hand-me-down.

That type of pram saw kids through from birth to toddler stage. Under the mattress were three boards, and with the mattress and middle board removed two toddlers could sit on the seats with feet down in the bottom of the pram.

This particular pram saw duty on the Wyre road, no tarmac in those days, just two tracks with a strip of grass in the middle!'
Picture added on 04 October 2005
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Wyre

 Painting of George Thomas Mainland born 1811Wm Tulloch of UpperhouseBu farm, WyreTaken at Quoybanks, Shapinsay in 1920sVintage Rally KirkwallBad signThe Ha', WyreWyre shoreWyre shorelineThe unusual stones of Wyre