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1347 : Stretching Into Grimsby
I quite like views where lines stretch away into nothingness. Or, to be more exact, in this particular photograph, into Grimsby. If that sounds like a criticism of Grimsby it is not meant to be, I have always had a deep love of this Humberside port and a da...
I quite like views where lines stretch away into nothingness. Or, to be more exact, in this particular photograph, into Grimsby. If that sounds like a criticism of Grimsby it is not meant to be, I have always had a deep love ...
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1346 : Back To Cleethorpes
During the 1980s I was repeatedly drawn back to the east coast resort of Cleethorpes, where I would always take the same four or five photographs including this kind of shot of the big wheel and the helter skelter. I have just checked on StreetView and they...
During the 1980s I was repeatedly drawn back to the east coast resort of Cleethorpes, where I would always take the same four or five photographs including this kind of shot of the big wheel and the helter skelter. I have jus...
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1345 : Full Of Worms And Tales
When the tide goes out at Brid you are left with mud. But unlike the mud you get on a rain-soaked Yorkshire footpath, this is romantic mud; sea-salt infused, ancient mariner marinated mud. Full of worms and tales.
When the tide goes out at Brid you are left with mud. But unlike the mud you get on a rain-soaked Yorkshire footpath, this is romantic mud; sea-salt infused, ancient mariner marinated mud. Full of worms and tales.
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I don't normally believe in ghosts, but I have to admit, occasionally, late at night, after a long session in the pub, I have seen things which defy rational explanation!
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How wonderful that there really is a place called Kissimmee (or Kissimmee Quick as they would say in Blackpool). Such an interesting post, full of fascinating information.
This week's Sepia Saturday prompt is an elegant view of a hotel. In his 1910 book Forty Years of a Sportsman's Life, Sir Claude de Crespigny (1847 - 1935), my fourth cousin three times removed, mentions his 1887 visit to the ...
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Going To A Funeral With An Ormolu Gas Mantle
I was browsing through an old copy of the Dublin Evening Packet yesterday - as one does - when I came across a group of adverts that brought home to me the pace of economic and social change. The adverts in question were the first four listed on the front p...
I was browsing through an old copy of the Dublin Evening Packet yesterday - as one does - when I came across a group of adverts that brought home to me the pace of economic and social change. The adverts in question were the ...
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Come On Apple - Get Up To Date!
I have had my Apple Watch for a couple of months now and I have to say that I am quite satisfied with it. For me - and for my deaf ears - its most important function is to alert me - with a playful nudge - when my phone rings, but it also has a full reperto...
I have had my Apple Watch for a couple of months now and I have to say that I am quite satisfied with it. For me - and for my deaf ears - its most important function is to alert me - with a playful nudge - when my phone rings...
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A Slack Sunday Morning Post From Ephemera Burnett
There is a name for people like me: or so it would appear if eBay is to be believed. It is obviously a slack Sunday morning for the on-line auction site so it sent me a focused email pointing out some upcoming bargains in areas I have been active in - and t...
There is a name for people like me: or so it would appear if eBay is to be believed. It is obviously a slack Sunday morning for the on-line auction site so it sent me a focused email pointing out some upcoming bargains in are...
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Getting A Spell From A Paper Aeroplane
I can go anywhere in my paper aeroplane. Give me an old bit of paper - be it a photograph, a postcard, a banknote, a share certificate, or the wrapper of an old tin of beans - and it has the power to transport me through time and distance with the efficienc...
I can go anywhere in my paper aeroplane. Give me an old bit of paper - be it a photograph, a postcard, a banknote, a share certificate, or the wrapper of an old tin of beans - and it has the power to transport me through time...
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1344 : Of Aerials And Plastic Bins
A back street in Sheffield - I am not sure precisely which one it was. This was taken thirty some years ago. I suppose if we were to look at the same scene today, the old TV aerial would have been replaced by a satellite dish and there would be endless plas...
A back street in Sheffield - I am not sure precisely which one it was. This was taken thirty some years ago. I suppose if we were to look at the same scene today, the old TV aerial would have been replaced by a satellite dish...
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Sepia Saturday 290 : On The Boardwalk With Grandma Kate
To the best of my knowledge my grandmother, Kate Beanland, never went to Ostend; and I can pronounce with an even greater degree of certainty that she never stayed at the Hotel Ostend in Atlantic City. It would therefore be a perfectly reasonable question t...
To the best of my knowledge my grandmother, Kate Beanland, never went to Ostend; and I can pronounce with an even greater degree of certainty that she never stayed at the Hotel Ostend in Atlantic City. It would therefore be a...
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1343 : Bankside, Bradford, And The Developers
I took this photograph forty years ago. When I was first filing the digital copy away I made the assumption that it was taken in West Yorkshire - it has the look of the walkways that linked adjacent mill buildings. But now I come to look at it again I am be...
I took this photograph forty years ago. When I was first filing the digital copy away I made the assumption that it was taken in West Yorkshire - it has the look of the walkways that linked adjacent mill buildings. But now I ...
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One time lecturer, writer on European Affairs and bus conductor, Alan Burnett now divides his time between walking the dog and a little harmless blogging. His News From Nowhere Blog has been running since 2006 and acts as a showcase for his ranting and writing and his photographs old and new.
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