Friday, 28 November 2008

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Prague Shop Window

Just a few of the photo's from our recent trip to Prague. This is one of the hundreds of shops selling glass and crystal ware. The full set of photographs is available by accessing my online Picasa Web Album at the following location.

Friday, 21 November 2008

All The Beanlands

Another photograph from the archives, this one is of my mother Gladys (front centre), her elder sister Amy, and their parents Albert Beanland and Catherine Kellam.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Like A Bird On The Wire

The dark warehouse wall and the hoist was planned. The telephone wire was an added bonus which couldn't have been avoided. The bird, however, was pure chance. Wonderful.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Wood And Stone

West Vale again, from the hillside this time. The glory is the shades of the trees and the stone in the Autumn sunlight.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

West Vale

Our walk today took us through some unfamiliar streets in West Vale. A the bottom of the street is the old railway viaduct which, I assume, is long unused.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Edie And Mother

Spent some time yesterday investigating the background of Isobel's grandfather and grandmother, Kaye Holroyd Berry and his wife Sarah Ann (Shaw). This is a picture of Isobel's mother, Edie, with Sarah Ann. Written on the back of the small photo is the following : "10/8/47. Edie and Mother. She wanted to get dressed up but we told her it didn't matter for snaps".

A Tip Too Far

After spending an hour cleaning his room I discovered the state of the apartment's common room. But this was a tip too far. I abandoned ship and we set off back to Huddersfield.

Living In A Tip

On Saturday morning I collected Alexander from his room at University. My plan for a swift turn-around and return to Huddersfield was shot out of the water by discovering the tip-like conditions my son was existing in. So we spend an hour cleaning his room before setting off home.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Hard Times

Walking through Huddersfield today I suddenly noticed the number of pawnbrokers and cheque-cashing shops that have suddenly sprouted from nowhere. It is a very visible sign of hard times.