The Joy of 35

I’ve not been out taking photographs recently, because I’ve been busy organising old photographs for the family archive. We have maybe two thousand photographic prints, but the ones I’ve been focussing on are what I’m calling the ‘historical photos’. These were  taken before the mid Read More …

Remembering the Armistice

In December 1919, Tom Clarke, formerly of the Cheshire Regiment, wrote to his old army pal, Edward Fernley. The two men had recently been discharged from active service and transferred to the reserve. In his letter, which Edward, my grandfather, kept all his life, Tom Read More …

Autumn Update

  The Nights are Fair Drawing In This week’s picture has an autumnal feel: these mushrooms were growing on our lawn until I cut them down. They were getting out of hand and threatening to take over the neighbourhood, so they had to go. As we Read More …

Picture of the Week 14/09/18: Burdale Tunnel

I love old railways, and they have played a part in my family’s life in the past. My maternal grandfather was a signalman on the London Midland and Scotland Railway, and my father started off his engineering apprenticeship making steam engines.  But before long World Read More …

Picture of the Week 15/08/2018: Hole of Horcum

Bruce the Dog and I have been walking this afternoon in the North Yorkshire Moors Park. It was Bruce’s first long walk on open moorland. Apart from some giddiness at the sight of sheep, he made a great walking companion. Our walk took us round Read More …

Hello Cowboy Dave

This week’s picture  of the week is a little different. The grainy black and white shot was taken about 52 years ago in the playground of Dinting Methodist Primary School in Glossop, my home town.  The children in the picture are dressed ready for a Read More …