Make of this what you will!
Having been given an old family portrait of an unknown woman by a distant relative, I confidently told her that, armed with the very latest AI-driven facial recognition systems, I would be able to work out who it was. So far my research has brought up three possibilities, all of which are equally unlikely. The … Continue reading Facial Recognition
Son Of A Bathroom
My mother, Gladys Beanland, in 1926, aged 15. She attended a fancy dress party as "A Bathroom"!. I don't know whether she won a prize or not, but she should have.
This started life as a rather dull and faded 1930s photo of unknown origin - but, luckily, with a pencilled caption of the back. I added a quite unrealistic sky and AI chipped in with an equally unrealistic colouring job. Nevertheless, I quite like the result.
Calendar : 25 May 2023 (Bank Buildings, Meltham) Bank Buildings is a listed terrace of 34 dwellings built about 1860 in Meltham, near Huddersfield. Like many of the other things in the village it was built by Charles Brook (1814-1872), part-owner of the local cotton thread manufacturing mill.
I must have taken this photograph somewhere around 1970. Quite clearly it is Trafalgar Square in London, and equally clearly that is my mother, father and wife to be. It was all so many years ago, but I can look at this photograph and believe it was only yesterday.
Decline And Fall
The Decline And Fall Of A Flower or The Decline And Fall Of An Elderly Photographer
The Chess Game
A Perfect Day: Blue skies, good company and a couple of games of chess.
31 July 1929 / 21 May 2023
Wednesday 31 July 1929. Lancashire mill workers continue their strike. Aristide Briand becomes Premier of France. The World Scout Jamboree opens in Birkenhead. Stock markets throughout the world continue to rise, although economists predict the surge in stock prices is unsustainable. Ivy Burnett enjoys a holiday in Douglas, Isle of Man.