Yawningly Boring Postcard Of The Month

My entry for this month's "Most Boring Picture Postcard In the World" competition is this postcard from the "La France Touristique" series which features a car parked outside a house: all in stunning monochrome. According to the caption, it is a photograph of the town of Les Matelles, which is an ancient town in southern … Continue reading Yawningly Boring Postcard Of The Month

The Lot Of The E-Flat Bass Player

This is a rescan of a negative from 35 years ago, taken at the Yorkshire Miner's Gala. Pit bands from all over the North were there, and as they chatted with other bandsmen, instruments in hand, the lot of the trumpet player was far preferable to that of the E-Flat Bass player.

So Much For Folklore

Parts of Saint Mary's Church in Painswick, Gloucestershire, date back to the fourteenth century. The churchyard contains a fine collection of yew trees. Local folklore suggests that there will never be more than 99 trees in the churchyard, and if a 100th appears, the devil will puck it out. Current estimates suggest that there are … Continue reading So Much For Folklore

Third Time Lucky In Brighouse Art Gallery

The thing about vintage picture postcards is that so often it is a trial of strength between the photograph on the front and the message on the back as to which can be the best source of historical interest. A perfect example is provided by a recent acquisition: a 1907 postcard of the Smith Art … Continue reading Third Time Lucky In Brighouse Art Gallery