That’s it! I’ve had enough of the grey skies and drizzle-caked streets of West Yorkshire for a while. It’s time for a break: time for the sun, time for the sea, time for something different. So if nothing emerges from … Continue reading Gone To Mablethorpe, Back Soon?
The Sepia Saturday theme this week focuses on means of transport and has a photograph from the 1950s that seems to look back to an earlier age. My submission is a photograph from the 1930s that looks to the future. Continue reading A Trip Through The Stratosphere To Southend (Sepia Saturday 452)
Here’s a challenge for you! If you had to put together a postcard featuring five views of Halifax and entitled “Picturesque Halifax”, which views would you choose? Probably not the ones featured on this vintage postcard from 100 years ago. Continue reading What Is Picturesque About Halifax?
My random-driven time machine sends me off to a meeting of the Huddersfield Literary And Scientific Society in 1879, but whilst I am looking at a wood spider through a microscope, a telephone call teaches me a lesson about history. Continue reading A Telephone Call Interrupts A Night At Huddersfield’s Microscopical Soiree
A caption on the reverse of this photograph claims it was taken at the Marine Hotel in Barmouth in 1928. Other than that, I know nothing about it. We have, however, a marine, a car, two fashionable ladies and half … Continue reading A Marine, A Car, And Half A Dog
Picture postcards from the first decade of the twentieth century are relatively common: that was when postcards were the text messages of their day, and picture postcard collecting was the hobby of choice. By the 1920s new picture postcards were … Continue reading Postcards From Home : Southgate Setts
A good vintage photograph is one in which the personality of the subject being photographed somehow transcends the chemical process of silver salts and hypo fixer, and flows straight off the pasteboard card. This photograph of an unknown woman from … Continue reading Transcending Silver Salts In Hebden Bridge