Special Picture # 26 – Travelers To and From Trinidad – April, 1940

I’m going to continue with Special Pictures for the next few weeks because I’m having my knees replaced in July.After Rehab, I can probably get back to blogging but I just don’t have the time or the energy to do it now. I hope you continue to enjoy the pictures.


APG - Flor and Martin Williams, Bob Ross, visiting from Trinidad, April, 1940

“Travelers from Trinidad, Bob Ross, Flor and Martin Williams” 

APG - Flor and Martin Williams and ithers leaving for Trinidad, 1941

“Departing for Trinidad – April, 1940  Erroll Steel, Tom Barnes, Bob Jones, Martin Williams, Jim Russell, Bob Ross.”

I thought the entrance to the plane was unusual – I’ve never seen a plane boarded in that manner.

Was this typical of early planes?

Judy Guion


6 thoughts on “Special Picture # 26 – Travelers To and From Trinidad – April, 1940

  1. Can’t help thinking that smaller was better. Earlier this year, I flew for the first time in seventeen years. I was impressed with the size, speed and efficiency of everything, but sad that regard for the individual, as an individual, has been consigned to history because of threats posed by fear and would-be terrorists, as well as so-called political correctness.

    After checking in, and while passing into the departure-lounge, I was brusquely bullied by a woman with an east European accent, then on my return, while queuing to pass through the automatic passport control scanning device, I was subjected to brusque orders from a woman wearing Islamic head-wear. Generally, at seventy-eight, I was made to feel like a foreigner in my own country of birth (as well as that of my parents and antecedents), at London’s Heathrow Airport.

    Apart from visiting friends and family abroad, I can no longer say that travel is fun or that it broadens the mind. I’m now thinking of all the reasons to stay at home listening to music and reading my beloved books.

    • jaggh53163 says:

      maureenjenner: Your treatment while flying is a very sad commentary on life as it has become – I haven’t flown out of the country in about 15 years and I’m sure much has changed since then. Thank you for sharing your experience.

  2. Flying used to be so interesting…not the jam packed buses we have today.

  3. Gallivanta says:

    I am surprised by the entrance to the plane, too.

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