Having a pint at Whitelocks in Leeds and I couldn't resist the wonderful signs. That lettering didn't come from a drop-down menu. Wonderful.
Friday, 21 September 2007
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Monday, 17 September 2007
This broken bridge over troubled waters is on one of our daily walks. I had intended to take a photograph of Amy leaping across it (to those who have been reading previous posts I should stress that I mean Amy the dog and not Amy my late Aunt). However, coward that she is, she totally refused to make the jump.
This is from the same batch as the previous photograph (sisters). It was taken on a trip to the Granada Studios in Manchester. I would guess that it was taken about 1994. I suppose experts on Coronation Street architecture will be able to date it more accurately.
Still trawling the family photographs. This one is much more recent and because it is one of mine and not Uncle Frank, there is no date available for it. The subject is clear however. That is my mother (Gladys) on the left and her sister Amy on the right. Those following Fat Dog To The Big Apple might be interested in noting that Amy the dog was named in memory of Amy the Aunt.
The same day, the same wedding. From the left the photo shows my brother Roger, my father Albert, my Uncle John and his bride Aunty Doris, unknown person, my Uncle Frank and finally, my Aunty Miriam. And where was I? Still a couple of months away from making my entrance.
Sorting out some old family photographs I came across this one. It was in an album kept by my Uncle Frank and therefore guaranteed to be carefully recorded with date, place and subject matter. Thus I know that it was taken on 24 April 1948 at the wedding of my Uncle John. The photograph shows my grandmother (Harriet Ellen Burnett), my Aunty Miriam (Miriam Fieldhouse), and my grandfather (Enoch Burnett).
Monday, 10 September 2007
Someone had pinned this notice to a local lamp-post over the weekend. I tried to read it this morning but had to admit that other than words such as "Huddersfield" and "Artists On The Night", I have no idea what a single word means. What, for example is "Kegzi DBN Set + MC's? There again, do I want to know?
I took this picture on one of the Canary Islands. I have no idea who it is. I was sat cleaning the muck off the camera lens. Glancing in the viewing screen I saw this chap looking at me. The camera was on my knee and the viewing screen was angled up, so he would have no idea I was taking the shot. Now, looking at it, I wonder if he knew.
Friday, 7 September 2007
Wednesday, 5 September 2007
Monday, 3 September 2007
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