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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Oct 2018, 02:27
So hard to imagine what life was like in those times, Bill...I suppose museums help us to imagine these things.
Bill Phillips: It was over a hundred years ago now Ray. A very different world
Hmmm.... hadn't thought about it before...
Bill Phillips: It was a very different world
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 16 Oct 2018, 03:32
i can see that, but only back in the day when people to how to be respectful to others

now, too many love following the bad examples of those who like to berate others and flaunt their wealth, and yes, i mean a certain someone in my own part of the world in particular

love the graphics and typography you've captured in this historical image
Bill Phillips: The class system in the UK back then was rigid.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 16 Oct 2018, 06:33
Does this mean Trim would have to leave his cravat at home?
Bill Phillips: If only
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2018, 07:29
Despite the austerity for many, people dressed smartly and made do with what they could. No bare knees showing in ripped jeans (but then no jeans!)
Bill Phillips: Austerity for the many not the few......oh
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 16 Oct 2018, 07:29
Bad form is bad. I am sure that I have been guilty of bad form at times. I wonder what patriotic really means.
Bill Phillips: It is the last refuge of the scoundrel according to Samuel Johnson. Mind you he was referring to false patriotism . I guess he would apply it to the likes of Trump and Boris these days rather than William Pitt
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 16 Oct 2018, 07:36
Does this mean that Phillips would have to leave that ghastly yellow shirt at home.
Bill Phillips: If only
Whereas to spend as much as possible to drive the economy is now thought patriotic!
Bill Phillips: and watch all the profits go abroad tax free
But it was alright for some upper crust officer to have a batman to keep them smart.
Bill Phillips: Twas ever thus Michael. It doesn't matter what the system the self elected elite have different rules
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Oct 2018, 12:13
Stern talk! These wartime signs are so interesting.
Bill Phillips: They tell us a lot about the society at the time
So why did the big noises and their families continue to have their dinners and parties etc., etc. and I bet the politicians didn't go to Westminster each day dressed in their Dungarees!
Bill Phillips: Because there has always been one set of rules for the self styled elite and one set for the rest of us. 'twas ever thus and will never change
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 16 Oct 2018, 19:18
And I suspect the lesser mortals took it to heart
Bill Phillips: No doubt they did.

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