When I Were a Lass…: Snapshots of a time that Political Correctness forgot

By Joan Bradshawe

A hilarious collection of nostalgic photos from a time when little girls were made of sugar and spice and all things nice. Includes scary dolls, miserable trips to the seaside, donkeys and that essential fashion item, the gym knicker.

When I Were A Lass… looks back through rose-tinted NHS spectacles (held together with an old plaster) to a time when the world was a simpler place. A girl’s view of the 1930s, 40s and 50s is revealed through a series of vintage photos. From a time when radio and gramophones were the only distraction and toys were few and far between, a doll was a thing to be treasured and a trip to the seaside was a grand adventure. The book takes a nostalgic and offbeat look at the photos of a distant childhood.