Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Some girls are bigger than others

First I must apologise for my attempt to keep the Smiths song titles link going from the last post. I'm hugely embarrased and obviously nobody should ever think that it applies to the elfin beauty below.

You're probably all too young to remember Mary Marquis but never mind Angela Rippon, Anna Ford or Jan Leeming, Mary became the face of television news in Scotland from 1968 and continued in that role for twenty years. Here she's photographed in Kirkwall in, I'm guessing, the 1970s. I'm not sure why she was in Orkney, perhaps as an early experiment in geese scaring, hence the coat.


  1. I remember Angela's legs causing a stir on the telly but Mary's coat is rather more disconcerting :-)

  2. Leather elbows on a tweed coat oh, is that the best you can do?
    Sorry I know it's not the Smiths but it was the most relevant I could find.


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