Unknown Soldier : Studio Of George Sherman, Great Yarmouth (1880s/90s) He stands so upright, you can almost imagine him marching into the Pier Studios in Great Yarmouth. Photograph taken, he marches out again – striding towards his future.
Turn your back on the concrete blockhouses and you see something very different. The blue sea merges into the blue sky and black-masted boats crystallise where they meet.
Whenever you look at an old photograph of a familiar scene you become aware of content; the very scale and detail of what is going on. This is Brighouse in the early 1920s: there are shops, there are men waiting for the Black Bull to open and there […]
There is something about the new bits of Spain: it’s all surfaces and straight lines. It is like they have been designed using just a handful of instruments from a child’s geometry set – on the day the pair of compasses went missing.
Like the sea itself, closeness to the seaside comes in waves: childhood, parenthood and so on. That intimate knowledge of sand, plastic buckets and salty sea-spray can only be experienced through the eyes of the young. Here’s to the next wave.
Donkey On The Sand At St Annes (Photo By Frank Fieldhouse, 1941) The seaside has been a constant since the first day excursion train set out from the first industrial town on a bank holiday Monday. As constant as work and play, sea and sand. This photo features […]
Huddersfield Market Hall From Queensgate I must have walked passed the market hall numerous times without noticing it. When I did, I probably dismissed it as a concrete monstrosity. Yesterday, however, I saw it in a different light; grand, majestic even.