Found Colour Snapshots of a Bygone St Ives (1958-1960)

A wonderful look at how we used to live through a stash of colour slides bought at a car boot sale

"Barton Chemist" - Bridge Street, St. Ives - Circa 1960

“Barton Chemist” – Bridge Street, St. Ives – Circa 1960

 

Martin Snelling bought these tremendous colour photographs of post-war Britain at a car boot sake. This gallery focuses on a family, lives and street scenes in St Ive’s Cambridgeshire. We don’t know the photographer’s name who captured Susan’s christening, the woman walking along Bridge Street not stopping to check her weight on the scales outside Barton’s the chemist, the Sunday school pupils, US military at the Battle of Britain Parade up Market Hill, the golf champ, and Brian and Daphne’s wedding. But we’d like to. I’ve included lots of images because they’re great and we ‘d like your help in identifying anyone in them.

 

Battle of Britain Parade - Market Hill, St. Ives - 1960

Child in a wheelbarrow - St. Ives - Circa 1960

Child in a wheelbarrow – St. Ives – Circa 1960

Susan in christening gown - St. Ives - 1960

Susan in christening gown – St. Ives – 1960

Babies in Pram - St. Ives - Circa 1960

Babies in Pram – St. Ives – Circa 1960

Sunday School - St. Ives - May 1958

Sunday School – St. Ives – May 1958

Baby in pram - St. Ives - Circa 1960

Baby in pram – St. Ives – Circa 1960

"Bryants Gifts" - Location Unknown - Circa 1960

“Bryants Gifts” – Location Unknown – Circa 1960

Bridge Street - St. Ives - Circa 1960

Bridge Street – St. Ives – Circa 1960

Queen Mum visits Agriculture Show - Circa 1960

Queen Mum visits Agriculture Show – Circa 1960

Girl in garden - St. Ives - Circa 1960

Girl in garden – St. Ives – Circa 1960

Procession - St. Ives - 1960

Procession – St. Ives – 1960

"Susan's Christening" - Cambridgeshire - Whit Sunday, 1960

“Susan’s Christening” – Cambridgeshire – Whit Sunday, 1960

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"Bryants Gifts" - Location Unknown - Circa 1960

“Bryants Gifts” – Location Unknown – Circa 1960

St ives 1960 Cornwall

Sunday School - St. Ives Cornwall - May 1958

Sunday School – St. Ives – May 1958

"Bryants Gifts" -Cornwall Location Unknown - Circa 1960

“Bryants Gifts” Circa 1960

Brian & Daphne's Wedding - St. Ives - April 4th 1958

Brian & Daphne’s Wedding – St. Ives – April 4th 1958

Cornerways - St. Ives - April 1958

Cornerways – St. Ives – April 1958

Baby in bath, smoking a pipe - Cornwall Circa 1960

Baby in bath, smoking a pipe – Circa 1960

Cornwall Lunch on the Patio - St. Ives - April 1958

Lunch on the Patio – St. Ives – April 1958

Cornwall Girl in garden - St. Ives - Circa 1960

Girl in garden – St. Ives – Circa 1960

Brian & Daphne's Wedding - St. Ives - April 4th 1958

Brian & Daphne’s Wedding – St. Ives – April 4th 1958

"Bryants Gifts" - Bridge Street, St. Ives - Circa 1960"

“Bryants Gifts” – Bridge Street, St. Ives – Circa 1960″

Blue Dress - St. Ives - Circa 1960

Blue Dress – St. Ives – Circa 1960

Procession - Market Hill, St. Ives - 1960

Procession – Market Hill, St. Ives – 1960

Woman Sitting - St. Ives - April 1960

Woman Sitting – St. Ives – April 1960

St Ives cornwall 1960