The Girlfriend

The Anchor Pub Hessle Road

So he’s Bruce and she’s Anita… at least I hope she is. Three weeks out at sea and three days home must have made for whirlwind romances.

How did they manage it?

Somehow obviously.

He looks like ‘Jack the Lad’ and his hair style is fabulous, something of the sea surely, and thank goodness for narrow ties, they don’t date. Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack wore them to stunning effect with white shirts and suits.

So maybe that’s the attraction then, sharp dressed, dangerous men in suits with money to spend… if only for three days.

This story has a sequel. The image was seen in the Daily Mail. A young lady wrote in to say it was her dad and the girlfriend was his wife, the young lady’s mum . So Bruce and Anita stayed together and raised a family.

Then a daughter-in-law wrote in to say Anita and Bruce were married for nearly 50 years – wonderful story. 

Please get in touch I would love to hear from you – I think I owe somebody a photograph!

David – email:

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