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April’s caption competition!

6 May 2010 by Lisa

Competition winner announcement!

Our winner for this month is Susan Nisar with the caption:

‘Hold on girls, Aunt Mable and I need to get on as well, ‘tsk’ lazy girls!’

A copy of An Edwardian Family Album will be on its way to Susan soon!

Thanks to all who entered and look out for another competition later this month.


Two women and two little girls on the beach

Biddy and daughters accompanied by Maudie – possibly the housemaid – with a wagon of provisions on the beach, c1910.

How much stuff do you take to the beach with you? British beach-goers seem to like to take as much as they can carry, from wind-breakers to flasks of tea!

This month’s caption competition is using an image from our current exhibition at the Lady Lever Art Gallery; ‘An Edwardian Family Album’. This exhibition gives a fascinating glimpse into the life and leisure time of the Urton family from Wirral, during the Edwardian era. The family members in this photo have certainly decided that travelling light is not for them!

To enter the competition, post a comment below to tell us what you think the caption should be for this image. The caption we think is funniest/quirkiest/most inventive will win a prize!

The prize we’ll be giving away is the book that accompanies the exhibition, also entitled ‘An Edwardian Family Album’, by David and Heather Price. David and Heather kindly provided all their photos for us to create this unique exhibition.

You’ve only got a couple of weeks to enter – we will close the competition at the end of the day on Friday 30 April. The winner will be announced the following week.

Please note: This is competition isn’t open to NML staff or their families. The judge’s decision is final. There’s no alternative prize. Please keep your suggestions tasteful!

  1. George says:

    We have walked for miles,are you sure this is New Brighton Sands and not the Gobi?

  2. Rob Falconer says:

    Mrs. Wilson and the kids just couldn’t keep up with the others as the Wagon Trail headed on towards Oregon

  3. Valerie says:

    That was quite a haul, Mum – maybe we should lure another ship onto the rocks

  4. Susan Nisar says:

    Hold on girls, Aunt Mable and I need to get on as well, ‘tsk’ lazy girls!

  5. Rob Pendragon says:

    Jemima and Harriet couldn’t even enjoy the beach with those idiots with their 4x4s racing about

  6. ken wilkinson says:

    "The Urton family star practicing for their attempt on the world sand wagon speed record."

  7. Fred Gilmore says:

    Don’t you think donkeys on the beach would be a good idea instead of all this child labour?

  8. Jan Lowe says:

    Never mind how much they charge for extra baggage, we will go by hot air balloon next time.

  9. Steven says:

    Somehow the ‘portable’ windbreaker didn’t live up to expectations.

  10. Leona McGinty says:

    Oh Jemima! Why are those women still following us? I honestly can’t stomach another one of their wretched ‘cakes’. Haven’t they heard of Marks and Spencers?

  11. Gisella Van Erpen says:

    This is taking ages, maybe one day someone will invent a smaller metal detector

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