Northern Capitals 7 : Wonderful Copenhagen

We are on to page 7 of the 1925 photo album of a tour of the "Northern Capitals" and we are in the heart of one of those capitals - Copenhagen. The view of a city street looks like any other street in a major European city in 1925 - cars are beginning to take … Continue reading Northern Capitals 7 : Wonderful Copenhagen

Ten From The Pub 9 : Saloon Bar Friars

Saloon Bar Sign, Black Friar, London   The Black Friar in Queen Victoria Street, London is one of my favourite pubs. Back in days long gone by, I used to take groups of overseas visitors there as part of a tour of old London pubs. It is not only a fine pub, it is a … Continue reading Ten From The Pub 9 : Saloon Bar Friars

The King, The Prince And The Prestwich Photographer

I would guess that this little Carte de Visite from the studio of W H Martin of Prestwich, Lancashire is Edwardian rather than Victorian. I know nothing about the subject of the photograph other than he seems a bright young fellow with a rather distinctive horseshoe pattern necktie. I don't know much more about W … Continue reading The King, The Prince And The Prestwich Photographer