Bear Road

Moustaches in the 1920s

by Sid Manville

There was no messing about with moustaches in those days. Your Dad either had a moustache or he didn't. There was none of that nonsense of shaving 'em off one week and letting 'em grow the next. Most of the Bear Road Dads had moustaches so far as I can recall, and there was only one beard in the street - old Daddy Coleman's, and that poor old blighter had only one arm, so perhaps he couldn't shave very well. We never gave much thought to it as kids, but I have often, in later years, tried to imagine what our Dad would have looked like without a moustache. I'm rather glad I never knew.

From the QueenSpark book 'Everything Seems Smaller', by Sid Manville
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This page was added on 22/03/2006.