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From the series 'Mothers' Day Off'
© Grace Robertson

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From the series 'Mothers' Day Off' 1954

Not on display

'Mother's Day Off' was a photostory about a group of women from Bermondsey in South London enjoying a day-trip to the coast. It was one of a series of articles in which 'Picture Post' looked at the ways in which working-class people spent their free time during the summer months. On a rare day off the women are enjoying a drink at a local bar before departing for Margate. This has clearly sparked off the curiosity of the children playing outside.


  • Acc. No. PGP 192.1
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 35.30 x 25.20 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1989