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NNW : 13 February 2016

NEWS FROM NOWHERE Lost in Some Fine Music And A Far From Common Cold I woke up this morning to find myself lost in what the Good Lady Wife has diagnosed as a common cold, but what I am reasonably sure is accute rhinovirus with sinusitis, bronchitis and gastrointestinal canine distemper (I blame Lucy for the latter). Before it struck […]

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NNW : 6 February 2016

NEWS FROM NOWHERE The Sweet Caress Of A Buffalo Chewing Puppy Dog It’s always the same with January: in like a lion of good intentions and out like a lamb of distractions. From the giddy heights of the first day of 2016, I surveyed a carefully crafted campaign of meaningful blogposts – as regimented as a Brigade of Guards and […]

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Viggormalt – Good Health My Dear

Pure beer at only one penny a pint! Who could resist it? What this 1939 advert – from a vintage copy of Picture Post – fails to tell us however is whether or not there is any trace of alcohol in the stuff. Nevertheless, I would be tempted to send of for a tin and give it a try but it looks as though the company went out of business many years ago. So at the pub tonight it looks like I will have to make do with beer brewed by a brewer. Never mind, good health my dear.

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Red Telefonica : Spain

A scan of a real photographic vintage postcard of a small town in Galicia, North-East Spain. The title translates somewhat prosaically as “Telephone Network and Station Street, Villagarcia de Arosa”. It dates from the early twentieth century when modern features such as telephone exchanges and railway stations were the benchmark of municipal pride.

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Halifax (1970s)

A strip of five negatives dating back to the late 1970s or perhaps early 1980s. The first two were taken in or around one of the concrete underpasses that were springing up at the time around Halifax. The last three shots were taken in St James Road looking towards the centre of town and the top of the bus station.

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