And So To Bed

The great thing about Sepia Saturday is that it gets you digging. I don’t mean digging outside in the cold and wet winter months, lifting shovel-fulls of clogging dank earth; I mean digging through your collection of old photographs in search of a match for whatever theme image that infuriating chap who chooses the theme has found for this week.  […]

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Fire In Halifax #2

Fifty years ago I took a series of photographs of a fire in Halifax. It was just a relatively small fire in one of the mills; none of the photographs actually show the fire itself. It was the fire engines, the hose pipes and, in particular, the watching crowds that fascinated me then, and still do: fifty years down the […]

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Overlooking Halifax

This is a new scan of a negative I must have taken fifty or more years ago. It was taken from the churchyard of St Thomas’ Church, Claremount, and shows the bottom part of Halifax back in the days when the buildings were still soot-black and the chimneys that made them so were still smoking. ┬áHalifax Minster is half hidden […]

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Drim Makes Your Nose Bigger

It was wartime: perhaps that’s an excuse. Even so, what possessed any self-respecting advertising agency to come up with a product name like “Drim”?. Perhaps they thought that it was only two letters away from “Dream”; but likewise it is only one letter away from “Grim”. “Become a Drim enthusiast today“, proclaims the advertiser’s copy. Even at 8d a tin, […]

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