Monthly Archives: October 2018

Between The Blurred Edges Of Time

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This is such a busy photograph: a summer day on the English coast ninety years or so ago. It looks as though it has been taken from a raised height – a pier or a tower or some such. The camera couldn’t quite cope with the wide-angle of the shot, and the edges blur into insignificance.

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If we focus down into just one part of the image, it gets even busier. Kids playing, kids paddling, kids messing about – parents watching proprietorially. There is an entire world on view – between the blurred edges of time.

A Second Look At Harry Elk

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This is Harry Elk. We know that because someone has kindly written his name under his photograph. A date would have been nice, an address would have been better, perhaps even over generous. A quick check of census records results in nobody of that name with a date of birth around the turn of the twentieth century. Whoever he was, Harry was a thoughtful chap who deserves a second look a century later.