Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Having A Great Time In Margate


This is a joyous photo. I have no idea who the people are, but they are striding away from the Marine Bathing Pavilion in Margate. At a guess, we are in the late 1920s, although, again, I can't be sure about that. What we can be certain about, however, is that they are having a great time.

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Smiling Faces


If you are locked-in, socially isolated, tired of twiddling your thumbs: what better to do than to go searching for photographs. You can't get out, however; so the search has to be conducted from the safety of your desktop. You don't even need a stack of pictures: old photographs have layer after layer of art locked up within them. All I know about the original picture is that it was taken in 1928 somewhere in South Devon. I have no idea who the various subject of this photograph are - but that doesn't matter: we are in search of patterns and pleasing images rather than family history.






Saturday, 4 April 2020

Crazy Golf

Four golfers enjoying a day out. The date of the photograph is difficult to work out: it could be anytime between the mid 1930s and the early 1950s. For reasons best known to themselves, they seem to be wearing their raincoats the wrong way around - perhaps it's a golfing thing.

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Church Walk, Rotherham


A picture postcard from the 1950s or 60s showing the soot-blackened walls of All Saints Church in Rotherham. Now it is stone-cleaned and known as Rotherham Minster - and remains one of the finest buildings in the town.