Sunday, 3 April 2011

St Abbs 1954

A while ago I posted about childhood things at St Abbs in the 1950s, here:- Learning about the sea at St Abbs.

Nephew Paul is fascinated by what to children of the 50s seems like yesterday but to his generation ancient history. He's started recreating those scenes and his latest effort, above, is going on show at the Glasgow Art Club Spring Exhibition from 9 April. His sainted father is on the left and your editor on the right. It's already getting comments from a generation who remember Clarks sandals, skint knees and nettle stings, fair-isle sweaters and  trousers made, in our case, by our mother from some grey bullet-proof material she must have obtained from a government surplus shop.

Paul's work can be seen on his website www.paulkennedyart.com and the art club can be found here:- www.glasgowartclub.co.uk

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The Wherrymen

The Wherrymen
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