History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

24 February, 2012

Stay At Home Holidays

You remember that "stay-cation" thing? Nothing new-- the British government promoted "stay at home holidays" in World War Two... have a break, have fun, save fuel and money (and don't worry about your gas mask getting lost in transit)! 

Here, a few friends demonstrate their holiday at home. From the Imperial War Museum. 

First, the guilt trip. Source

Peggy Franks demonstrates the fun you can have, throwing a ball to her friend in the backyard after some sunbathing. Source

Peggy pours tea for her friend Pinkie Barnes as part of their backyard holiday. Source

Swimsuits and a kitty. Source

Pinkie and Peggy go out for some holiday table tennis. Source

The girls go rowing in Hyde Park with some boys (Aircraftman Jimmy Clark and Private Christopher Murray). Source

Another pair of women write holiday postcards from Hyde Park. Source

Our girls and their boyfriends go to see a movie near Marble Arch. Source

A toast to a lovely staycation! Source

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