Friday, 31 October 2014

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Panorama Sommerhotel

Not the world's prettiest hotel.

In fact, it it's doubtful it would make a pretty morgue.

But, some folk like brutalist architecture.

Bonus 1 - And here's how it looked years ago
Bonus -2

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Greenhouse Suburb

The back garden of a house which obviously is in the middle of the GreenHouse Zone.

Bonus -

Suicidal Fairy

Monday, 27 October 2014

Farkham Hall

I'm sure many of you will recognise this ancestral pile as being The Ch√Ęteau, from the penultimate series of "Allo, Allo". The scene of the final confrontation between Madam Edith and Rene Artois, and they escaped in a homebuilt hot-air balloon.

Well, in real life it was played by Farkham Hall, located a few miles from Eastwood. Notts. It was knocked down to build the IKEA superstore. That's progress.

Bonus - Here's Your Zombie Apocalypse

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Sid's Wedding - Sept 1965

We've had a slide from Sid's Wedding before, but there's something especially suitable about one in the lead up to Halloween.

It's especially creepy when you notice the disembodied Hand in the picture.

Bonus - In The Event Of Moon Disaster...

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Bride Tosses One

The traditional "Bride Tosses The Bouquet Back Over Her Shoulder" part of the wedding reception.

Admittedly, I did have to 'shop this slide slightly. In Mansfield, the tradition was to toss a recently boiled kettle over the shoulder toward the bridesmaids. Strange place, Mansfield.

Bonus - Genius

Friday, 24 October 2014

The Original Onesie

Before the Onsie became cool - it was the acme of Naff.

But check out those dolls and wall-paper !  Creepy.


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Some More ... Folk Dancing

Tonight, we find ourselves at  some sort of hunting lodge for rich weirdos. And perhaps these Transylvanians will entertain us with with their local folk dance "THe Thyme Whorp."

It starts with a jump, to the left.

Bonus - Ambition

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Long Exposure

OK.  So the photographer deserves a bonus point for even attempting a long exposure photo...but it's still a dull picture.

The name on teh building is a little unclear - initially I thought Slongurry.

I actually suspect that it's Cloncurry Post Office, in Queensland in Australia.

Whaddayaknow. Cloncurry Post Office is an official Heritage place. Nice.

Bonus -

Monday, 20 October 2014

Stamford Bridge

This is actually New Stamford Bridge, a rebuild of the original which was (as you know) the site of The Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. This marked the end of Viking rule in England.

As you see, this is a very atypical part of Yorkshire.

Bonus - Surprise !

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Our First Tent

Ah, memories.  Charlie and Bob with their first expedition tent, with which they had their first expedition to Tibet, and were still back home in time for tea.

Bonus - Article - Chickens have gotten ridiculously large since the 1950s

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Fashion First for 54 Years

Curses.  What is that in cursive font ?  Ziesels? Giesels?

Whatever.  Fashion First in 1958 - a sensibly dressed for an October parade.

Bonus - Weary Resignation - Sad Dads at a One Direction show.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Before "Brokeback Mountain"

There was "Francis, the Camp Cowboy."

Airing on WDTV, if followed the adventures of Francis De'Ath, the wild west's first Celebrity Hairdresser.

Cancelled after 5 episodes.

Bonus :

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Time for some...Folk Dancing

From 1977, an example of the wild and crazy activities of the youth of the day.

Swearing, gobbing, pogoing and moshing.


Bonus -
Wood Pile Art by Gary Tallman

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

New Job - First Day.

No.  Not me.   Him.

Gordon.  The one in the new cheap suit and the grey trilby.

And Jocelyn, his wife, is so excited that she can't keep the camera steady.

Who would have thought that accountancy would be that interesting.

Bonus - My New Nightmare

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Fort Randall Dam, July 1953

Perrsonally, I find massive scale civil engineering projects, like the building of the Fort Randall Dam, to be fascinating.

But even I find this slide rather dull.

Bonus - Fatigued

Monday, 13 October 2014

Name That Castle

Yes,it's the traditional 13th October Castle Quiz

Today's Castle is an easy one. Which of the following is this castle.

  1. Stirling Castle
  2. Leeds Castle, Yorkshire
  3. Braemar Castle or
  4. Leeds Castle, Kent

Answers on a postcard please.

Bonus -

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Mr William Garland

Mr William Garland of Phippsland, Florida, with the string of flowers that he gave his name to.

Bonus - Last Night was Cheese Fest at A&R. Mmmmmm    Cheese Overload.
Bonus 2 - Is Nigel Farage the new Kim Jong?

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Mr and Mrs JS Summers.

Mr and Mrs JS Summers.
From the "Dene's Wedding - Dec 29th 1941" set.  A Very sombre wedding, I suspect. Just weeks after Pearl Harbour, so a rushed wedding before someone heads off to war ?

Bonus : My new favourite blog

Friday, 10 October 2014

What A Pretty Dress, Cynthia

I wonder is Cynthia is still a popular name for gurls...


Apparently a Top Ten name in the sixties, but 499th place in 2013.


Bonus - Cyclist uses GPS to create a giant...

Thursday, 9 October 2014

The Groom and Swan

Sounds like the name of an award-winning gastro-pub in Rickmansworth, but no. It isn't.

It's a swan in the background of a picture of bridegroom.  Or maybe a Working Men's Club Entertainer.

Bonus - Hallowe'en is coming

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Trees. Lots of Trees.

Just started rewatching Twin Peaks, with my muse Miss T.  Great Stuff. Lots of trees.  Douglas Firs, mainly.

So this slide seems sorta appropriate.

Bonus - Looks like that gum I like is coming back into fashion..

Bonus 2 :

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

A Ring Of Bright Water

Finally. Captured on film, photographic evidence of the Lesser Nottinghamshire Crester Otter.

But, alas, the shutter was fire a half-second too late. Dang !

Bonus - By Mofaha

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Let's Visit The Llamas

The first Sunday in October - the Traditional Llama day in this here part of the world (Rutland).

Since the Foot and Moth outbreak if 1957, we've had to travel far n wide to visit a llama, such as this 1972 (?) slide - with Mary, Mungo and Midge travelling to Whipsnade.

Bonus - Steamy Hot Murdersquish

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Earnest Conversations

Discussing the politics of Henri Matisse, late into the night.

Bonus - Crime in Scotland.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Downtown Matlock

Matlock, described by Alfred, Lord Tennyson as "the Casablanca of Nottinghamshire" is now the county town of Derbyshire. Famous for its cattle market, Matlock is now the centre of Derbyshire's piracy economy.

Here we have a view of the docks area, viewed from St Alphonse's Church.

Bonus -

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Where in the World?

Tricky one this time.

I had to play around with the colour of the slide - the original was deeply discoloured - and very VERY red.

However, the monochrome version is probably good enough. Especially if you imagine the Bridge / Gate in the background is Golden.

So...Where In The World was this slide taken ?
a. Amsterdam
b. Timbuktu
c. San Francisco
d/ Alice Springs   ?

Bonus - Men face prison sentence despite being cleared of sexually assaulting man with hard-boiled eggs

Omega Automatic Seamaster

People photograph the oddest selection of things. Omega Automatic Seamaster Yeah Gods. How Much?? Bonus -