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Brett Payne
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Attended Peterhouse, Marondera, Zimbabwe
Lived in Tauranga
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Seems like the storm did them a favour.
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I've read of quite a few old organs that are boxed up in storage, waiting for fashions to change.
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I often see stamps on the picture side of French postcards, but not much on US or English ones.  That thing about slow camera shutter speeds is something of a fallacy, I'm afraid - or rather, it doesn't apply to photographs taken that late.  By the late 1880s and 1890s, the sensitivity of emulsions for dry plate photography was such that camera shutters on large glass plate cameras were easily able to capture many types of moving objects.
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Here we often hear warnings to trampers about the dangers of sudden rainfall and trying to cross streams that have suddenly become torrents, and every year we read of trampers who are swept away to their deeaths.
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That current is very swift! Thanks for the share +Brett Payne :)
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I don't know about your neck of the woods, but libraries here are far less of a shhhhhh-zone than they used to be.  Good thing too, in my view.
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Shushing seems to be a thing of the past here too. Although I would have to say that the BPL is very well self regulated considering the high volume of people they handle.
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I can remember many happy hours spent in our sandpit too.
This week's Sepia Saturday blog prompt is a picture of back gardens. As a child I spent many happy hours in my grandfather's back garden in Canberra. There was a sandpit that my grandfather had built for my aunt. This pic...
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Green box = "som[e] orcharding"
This is part of the inventory of the estate of Ephraim Puffer filed by his wife in 1756. I can read most of it and will be posting a transcription of it online. Inventory of Estate of Ephraim Puffer, Middlesex County, Mass., ...
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That must have been back-breaking work, even for a heavy cart horse.
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I agree. That snow can be pretty heavy sometimes. Thanks +Brett Payne ! :)
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That's an impressive building - nice to see it has survived the ravages of the developers.
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Thanks +Brett Payne ! :)
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Like kissing the blarney stone.
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It's a mystery to me how that tradition started! Thanks +Brett Payne :)
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The story of coals to Newcastle sounds apocryphal.
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And thank you for the reshare!
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Perhaps they are recreating Jerome Klapka Jerome's expedition up the Thames?
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Photohistory and genealogy research
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Tauranga - Harare - Nyanga
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Photo-Sleuth, Family Historian and GIS Specialist
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  • Peterhouse, Marondera, Zimbabwe
  • University of Zimbabwe
  • Massey University
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