Blackpool, 1967: here I am, a little girl aged three, mesmerised by the spectacle of a live theatre performance of The Sooty Show. Can you imagine how excited I must have been, having only ever seen the show on black and white television prior to my trip to Blackpool? My mum tells me I sat enthralled watching the show, captivated by the bright primary colours and gazing at my favourite characters, Sooty, Sweep and Soo.
During the interval a photographer from the Blackpool Gazette invited my brother Stephen and me to go backstage to meet Sooty and Harry Corbett. My brother is on the left and I’m next to him, shaking Sooty’s little paw.
The photo above may be in black and white but the memories are in glorious colour.
This photo is an entry for Tara Cain’s Gallery, the theme this week is Black and White.