What a wonderful invention: a machine that takes your photograph and weighs you at the same time. And even better – it prints the resulting weight on the photograph so that you have something to remind you of that day you had an extra large portion of fish and chips, not to mention the knickerbocker glory. Continue reading Why Not Have It Enlarged?
This signed photograph of Nita Croft turned up during the garage clearance. It was something of a surprise to realise that the lovely Nita had been … Continue reading On Discovering Nita In My Garage
My life continues to be dominated by the Herculean task of clearing the garage of thirty years of accumulated rubbish, so that a new door can be installed in ten days time. I have managed to dispose of a library’s … Continue reading 20 Images : The Man With The Self-Changing Gear
If you spend your life digging in the genealogical allotments of ephemera, you learn to welcome an unusual name. You can keep your “John Smiths” and your “Tom Browns” : give me a “Roderick Trencheon-Philpotts” any day. Or, more specifically, … Continue reading 20 Images : 3. Booth Denton – The Grocer Of Mirfield
The great garage clear-out brought to light a crumbling old copy of the Halifax Courier and Guardian dated the 4th February 1922. The big news of the day was the delivery of a new motor hearse to an Halifax undertaker Continue reading 20 Images : 2. On Finding A New Motor Hearse Up My Back Passage
The first of a series of completely unrelated images that seem to illustrate my life at the moment. This one is dedicated to my son, his wife and all their hardworking colleagues. Continue reading 20 Images : 1. Don’t Be A Doctor
EXCAVATIONS UP MY BACK PASSAGE : SERIES II The need to initiate a second series of “Excavations Up My Back Passage” has been brought about by the impending arrival of a new garage door. In order to install it, the … Continue reading How I Found My Brain Up My Back Passage