It seems impossible to watch daytime TV at the moment without being continuously assailed by elderly actors and celebrities reminding you that you need to take care of those “final expenses”. Whilst this obsession with paying a few quid a week to pay for your own funeral is not new, it does seem to have skipped a few generations (Message […]
The officers of the SS City Of Nagpur seem to have little to do other than pose for photographs. It’s 1925 and the ship is crossing the Skagerrak, one of the busiest shipping channels in the world.
I was watching an old episode of Time Team the other day and they were going on about how the ancients used to try and build temples and the like on top of hills. The chapel-buildings of West Yorkshire were the same : show them a half-decent hill and they would stick a chapel on it. I spotted this view […]
Spring came yesterday. It has gone away again today, but that one oblique glance at the sun was enough to make me want to go to the seaside. So a new mini-series of scans from my old negatives starts with the seaside at its bracing best – Skegness. This photograph was taken a couple of years after the great storm […]
It is July 1925 and we are on board the SS City of Nagpur en route from Copenhagen to Oslo. It is a day at sea and our intrepid photographer is out on deck capturing the lives of his or her fellow passengers.
This trio of musicians appears on the front of a vintage post card which was sent to a Mr E A Hopkins in Cardiff in October 1913. The message on the reverse is as follows:- Lydney, 18/10/13 Dearest, These are poor cards. The boy at the back is the cleverest, he plays cello alright. Best love, Mame xxxxxx Lydney is […]
Anyone who has ever been on a cruise ship knows the feeling of relaxation that comes over you when you eventually stop hopping between ports and destinations and have a day at sea. It must have been the same in 1925 and our cruise around the northern capitals. At last there is time to soak up the sun and pose […]
Beer Pump Display – Bobbin Ligger, Milltown Brewing Co. A few years ago I suggested a name for a new beer which was being brewed by Huddersfield’s Milltown Brewing Company. The theme for their beers was the old Yorkshire textile industry and the name was based on my father’s first job in the mill – a bobbin ligger (someone […]
Page 8 of the album and it is time to leave Copenhagen. These days when a cruise ship leaves port, any visitors, friends, or onlookers are kept far away from the boat behind layers of security fences. In 1925 things were easier and more relaxed.