Yesterday’s Gallery entry over at The Blog Up North featured a great photo of Garry, aka @himupnorth taken many a year ago with a little monkey. Reading through the comments it was evident that this was quite commonplace when we of a certain age were children. Take your kids to the seaside and be conned into paying money to have your darling child photographed with a primate. Very PG Tips.
I told Garry I had a monkey photo too and would hunt it out so all you youngsters could look on amazed at the un-PC activities of the 1970s.
So here it is. My brother and I in Blackpool around 1969, photographed with monkeys dressed in fetching woollen ensembles. My brother, Stephen, seems to be sporting some pretty cool headgear purchased from a souvenir shop on the sea front.