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Offline Bryn Clinch

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Re: Chatham waitresses.
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 22:43:32 »
I think you may be right, Troyboy. I remember going to Lyons in Chatham but don`t remember any waitresses. I think only the Lyons Corner Houses had waitresses, nicknamed `nippies`. Was it somewhere near the Empire or nearby?

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Re: Chatham waitresses.
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 20:58:03 »
Hi Norwester, there used to be a Lyon's Teahouse in Chatham High Street in the 50's, whose waitresses had uniforms which were similar in style.


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Chatham waitresses.
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 23:35:28 »
Hi. I wonder if any older readers could possibly place where this photograph was taken. It might have been outside a tea shop, a restaurant or even a works canteen. The lady on the right is my late mother-in-law, Emma Eaton. Not certain of the date but probably 1945/46 and it was definitely Chatham. I'd be very pleased if anybody could throw any light on the location.


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