Beamish Museum WW1 Transport ~ part 3

Part 1 HERE  Part 2 HERE

The museum is currently undergoing an £18million expansion, to include a 1950s Town and coaching inn.  They have a huge store cupboard where they’re getting stuff together for it.

I have no idea what this is
A feed the baby race. 😳 (the x-box of it’s day 🤣 )

This next shot is of a contraption that was used by hairdressers to perm ladies hair!

perm machine (aka death’s head!)

apparently they would sometimes, catch fire, or blow up, and some ladies were severely burned or died!

Keep smiling!

Wall to wall retro!

 

 

 

 

 

a 1950’s icon
Still going strong today

Well that’s it for a look round the museum’s store cupboard, not usually open when we’ve been before, can’t wait to see the 1950’s town when it’s up and running.  Who remembers any of this stuff! Not me of course, I’m far too young! 🤣🤣

Stay tooned loads more to come!

All images can be embiggened for extended perusal of their magnificence 🤣

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45 Comments

  1. Love all that retro stuff, FR. I still miss having one of those old cookers with an ‘eye level’ grill! I hung onto mine until moving here in 2012. Couldn’t bring it, as we have no Gas supply here.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. You can still get eye level grills 🙂 But yes, you’d love it there!

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  2. I would spend all day in there!!

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    1. It is a huge place so a whole day is necessary when visiting. Cheers GP

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  3. What a fascinating place! That perm machine is certainly the stuff of nightmares!😒

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    1. Isn’t it just! I’d run a mile!

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  4. The thing for hair is like a torture device.

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    1. I think you’re right!

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      1. Like something from medieval times.

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  5. All three have been interesting articles, I will make a note to visit when I next venture up the east coast of England.
    AK

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    1. Cool, it’s well worth a day out.

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  6. Ah, the things we’ll do for beauty.

    I think I might enjoy looking through these items in “cupboard” fashion more than in typical museum style. Or maybe that’s because this way, it sort of feels like shopping. And I do love shopping.

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    1. Hah not much there for the modern family!

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  7. Wow, what a lot of interesting stuff, Fraggle. I’m amazed that they’re going to make an entire town. It looks like they might have enough washer/dryers and stoves for it though. 😀 So cool. Have a great rest of the week. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Teagan 🙂

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  8. Serevely burn to death?? Eh. At least my hair will look GREAT!!! 😂😂😂 Some of that stuff was super creepy! I would love to check it out first hand. Thanks for the pictures! 💖

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    1. That hair thing was only 50 years ago, wonder what they’ll think of hair dryers/straighteners in 50 years time?

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      1. Too true! They used to shove super hot rods next to their heads?? CAVEMEN!!

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  9. Oh what treasures… Some I do remember!

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  10. I’m so glad they’d stopped using those things when I had my one and only perm in 1979. They look like light bulb sockets. I’m they were just attaching wet hair to the electricity supply.

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    1. It was all very Frankenstein!

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      1. And just as scary.

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  11. Too many memories!! I feel very very old!!

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  12. Yikes, I don’t like the looks of this beauty salon!

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  13. This museum looks quite interesting, Waffles!😊 I just adore your captions!😍 They make me Lol every time!😂 Fantastic Post, as always.💚💜💙

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    1. Hahahaha I’ve gone from Fraggle to Waggles to Waffles 😂😂😂😂 dying!

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      1. LMAO!!!😂😂😂 Damn Autocorrect has done it again!!!😂😂😂

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  14. Wow! This looks really interesting!

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  15. This is amazing 🙂

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  16. I can’t believe the ladies would go through this to have their hair permed!!! So CRAZY!😱

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    1. Ladies are still crazy with their Botox and implants, those things can fek you right up!

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  17. Amazing stuff. I am certainly happy I wasn’t a woman needing curls back then! That perm machine looks like a torture instrument.

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    1. No pain, no gain 😊 cheers Otto.

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  18. […] Part 1 HERE     Part 2 HERE   Part 3 HERE   […]

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  19. I miss Kodak.. (last time using it: in the 90’s 🙂 )

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    1. I just finished a roll of Kodak max, have to say Fujifilm works better for me.

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  20. Wow, that hair perming device looks insane – like something out of an old sci-fi film. Great shots.

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