The digital files from the old disk do not contain any information concerning the date the photographs were taken. However the clue from this birthday cake firmly dates it as November 1994.
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
The disk with the 1994 photographs contains a couple which show fishing boats with a town or city in the background. I have tried hard to recall where on earth this could be. I can't remember visiting the place, nor can I remember where I went on holiday to thirteen years ago. Any suggestions?
Sorting out some old CDs, I came across a couple dating back to 1994. This was in the very early days of digital image processing. You could take pictures on an ordinary film camera and then send the film off to Kodak who would send you a disk back with the appropriate image files on. But this was before image handling and printing technology had caught up with computer developments so the images remained unprinted and forgotten. Until I found the disk today. Here is Rhoda (see the image of a couple of days ago) back in December 1994.
I took this photograph of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Leeds some forty years ago. Then, the canal in Leeds was nothing more than a dumping ground and coal barges still brought locally mined coal into the heart of the city. Now, it is all high-rise flats and city banks.
Wednesday, 6 June 2007
The only clue I have is that the photograph is described as "St Ives". It forms part of a series contained in a small album which would appear to date from the 1930s. At this time, my mother and father and their friend (who I knew much later as Uncle Charlie) would travel around Britain on their motorbykes. That is not my father, so I assume that he was behind the camera and that this is my mother and Charlie. Actually, if you compare the look on her face here and the look some seventy years later (see Gladys), there is a resemblance.
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
Not sure when I took this photograph - twenty years or so ago at least. A quick check on the web shows that the Yorkshire Belle still exists and still sails out of Bridlington Harbour. I remember going on the boat as a small child and collecting the tin and plastic badges which were available as a souvenir of the voyage.
An old and quite precious photograph from the archives. The date was the mid 1960s, the place up on the moors high above Halifax. The occasion was a meeting to commemorate the march by Chartists from Lancashire to Yorkshire. The speaker is the late Tim Enright, one of the great heroes of the local socialist movement.