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1293 : A Classic English Local
BAR IN PINOSO, SPAIN Day 1 in Spain and I am woken up at some unearthly hour by Radio Leeds wanting to interview me about what makes for a good English pub. We do the interview over the phone whilst I am sat under the Spanish sun. It all seems wrong somehow...
BAR IN PINOSO, SPAIN Day 1 in Spain and I am woken up at some unearthly hour by Radio Leeds wanting to interview me about what makes for a good English pub. We do the interview over the phone whilst I am sat under the Spanish...
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1292 : The Echo Of A Euphonium
SALVATION ARMY CITADEL, CROSS BURGESS STREET, SHEFFIELD It is fifteen years since any hallelujah rang out through these rafters. The band marched off to new premises in 2000 leaving behind memories, the echo of a euphonium and the empty shell of a listed bu...
SALVATION ARMY CITADEL, CROSS BURGESS STREET, SHEFFIELD It is fifteen years since any hallelujah rang out through these rafters. The band marched off to new premises in 2000 leaving behind memories, the echo of a euphoniu...
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1290 : A Pint Of Dark Mild
YE OLD HARROW, BROAD STREET, SHEFFIELD Built in 1825, the Old Harrow is the last of some 17 pubs that stood in Broad Street, Sheffield. And whilst the building is still standing, nobody will be downing a pint in there any time soon as the interior of the bu...
YE OLD HARROW, BROAD STREET, SHEFFIELD Built in 1825, the Old Harrow is the last of some 17 pubs that stood in Broad Street, Sheffield. And whilst the building is still standing, nobody will be downing a pint in there any...
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Pointing To The Past : Please Have Bed Ready
This 1909 postcard features the Winter Gardens and Wellington Pier in Great Yarmouth. Both, it would appear, are still standing although the Winter Gardens is closed because it is in a bad state of repair. Like all such scenes of 100 years ago, it looks les...
This 1909 postcard features the Winter Gardens and Wellington Pier in Great Yarmouth. Both, it would appear, are still standing although the Winter Gardens is closed because it is in a bad state of repair. Like all such scene...
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We're Pea Hay Sea Kaying
I am currently reading " A Spy Among Friends ", Ben Macintyre's fascinating account of the friendship between Kim Philly, Nicholas Elliott and James Jesus Angleton. It is a book which makes me want to return to my bookshelves and re-classify all my John le...
I am currently reading "A Spy Among Friends", Ben Macintyre's fascinating account of the friendship between Kim Philly, Nicholas Elliott and James Jesus Angleton. It is a book which makes me want to return to my bookshelves a...
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Rock Tavern Quiz : 1
Selected questions from the weekly Rock Tavern Quiz. For the answers to these questions see the comments. 1 Which world-famous company did the Danish carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen establish in 1932?”  2 The famous bridge at Avignon - made famous by the ...
Selected questions from the weekly Rock Tavern Quiz. For the answers to these questions see the comments. 1 Which world-famous company did the Danish carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen establish in 1932?”  2 The famous...
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Sepia Saturday 276 : 25 April 2015
Newlyweds. Babies. Newlyweds and babies. Babies and newlyweds. Cradles. Women with astonishing hairdo's.You might also want to consider book covers as well. Our theme image for Sepia Saturday 276 can accommodate all of these things as we visit the on-line a...
Newlyweds. Babies. Newlyweds and babies. Babies and newlyweds. Cradles. Women with astonishing hairdo's.You might also want to consider book covers as well. Our theme image for Sepia Saturday 276 can accommodate all of these ...
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1291 : Keeping Time For The Dance Of Progress
HALLAMSHIRE COAL CLOCK, VICTORIA QUAYS, SHEFFIELD Hallamshire Coal Supplies Ltd is long gone from Victoria Quays in Sheffield. Where once coal was unloaded from barges, now skinny lattes are sipped and amusing little chiantis are uncorked. But the clock rem...
HALLAMSHIRE COAL CLOCK, VICTORIA QUAYS, SHEFFIELD Hallamshire Coal Supplies Ltd is long gone from Victoria Quays in Sheffield. Where once coal was unloaded from barges, now skinny lattes are sipped and amusing little chia...
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1289 : Freudian Photoshop
ABBEYDALE ROAD & LONDON ROAD, SHEFFIELD I am not sure what I did to this to make it look as though it was taken thirty years ago rather than last Friday. I will have pressed some Photoshop button for too long or slid a scale somewhere I shouldn't have. But ...
ABBEYDALE ROAD & LONDON ROAD, SHEFFIELD I am not sure what I did to this to make it look as though it was taken thirty years ago rather than last Friday. I will have pressed some Photoshop button for too long or slid a scale...
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Sepia Saturday 275 : 18 April 2015
For Sepia Saturday 275 our tour of the photographic archives participating in the Flickr Commons project reaches the Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office and, in particular, this image entitled "Hydro Electric Commission (H.E.C.) linemen maintaining elect...
For Sepia Saturday 275 our tour of the photographic archives participating in the Flickr Commons project reaches the Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office and, in particular, this image entitled "Hydro Electric Commission (H...
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1288 : A Python Of A Tramway
SHEFFIELD TRAM TRACKS, PARK SQUARE Like some concrete snake curling its way from the town centre up the road to Meadowhall. Going shopping perhaps, ready to constrict itself around a three-piece leather suite or a new summer coat. A python of a tramway, a s...
SHEFFIELD TRAM TRACKS, PARK SQUARE Like some concrete snake curling its way from the town centre up the road to Meadowhall. Going shopping perhaps, ready to constrict itself around a three-piece leather suite or a new sum...
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Pointing To The Past : Jack Likes Pears
The Wooden Dolly of North Shields is a tradition which was started in the early nineteenth century when a local brewer and shipowner erected an old wooden ship's figurehead as a landmark on the quayside at North Shields (and conveniently close to one of his...
The Wooden Dolly of North Shields is a tradition which was started in the early nineteenth century when a local brewer and shipowner erected an old wooden ship's figurehead as a landmark on the quayside at North Shields (and ...
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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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