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.
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.
A new scan of an old family photograph which shows Raymond and Edith Berry in – at a guess – 1950 or so. You only get railings like that at the seaside, so it is likely to be the North Wales coast.
In 1968 I went to live in Birmingham for a year. These two photographs were taken during that period and feature what was, at the time, the modern shopping centre at the heart of the city : the Bull Ring Centre. The Centre was all blocks and concrete, passages and steel. overpasses and underpasses. It was a delight for the […]
I must have taken this photograph of Wimbledon Palais in the 1970s. By then it was in terminal decline, and moving through the end stages of life of all great venues : from bingo hall to furniture store to builders’ rubble. Forty years earlier it had attracted dancers from all over London with the largest sprung dance floor in […]