Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Found Photos

More photos from the boot sale last weekend bought for a few pennies.  The top one was taken in Egypt in 1944.  RAF  I am reliably told.  The bottom two are from the seaside but no info given.  I love all the hats and the casual way some are lolling about. Note also the boy with a sailing boat and the drying swimsuit in the bottom one.

Monday, 27 May 2013


I found a postcard-leporello from my grandfather – a souvenir from a trip to the Black Forest 1939.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Old Fruit Bags

I bought these at the auto-jumble in Llandudno over the Victorian Extravaganza weekend.  The weather was awful that day we went round the vintage vehicles just outside of town so we didn't stay as long as we hoped. We didn't see much of the old cars or motorbikes.  The rows and rows of chugging stationary engines are always fun to watch and it  amuses me ( and Hazel too ) how the owners sit very proudly behind them in their deckchairs - getting up occasionally to adjust a valve or pour water into a tank or tinker in some way.   The auto jumble is the most fun part for me - rummaging through piles of junk, mostly car parts, but also antiques of various kinds. Things you would never expect - like these packets pf old fruit bags from some dusty corner of a warehouse recently discovered  and bundled up to sell off cheap.  Well, not that cheap - the label said £5  but I got them for £3 - about 50p a bag.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Daresbury Steam Fair 2011

We love steam fairs and old steam engines etc. so we always try and go to one or two every year- weather permitting. Nothing like the sight and sound of dozens of fairground organs and traction engines battling it out in a big field somewhere!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

More Old Found Photos

More photos from the pile I bought at the boot sale. Most seem to have been taken on the Isle of Man in 1954/55.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Found Photos

Found at a boot sale yesterday in Northwich.  Hazel bought some old birthday and valentines cards at the same stall.  I will try and upload some more soon.

Bicycle Built for Two

vintage photo, circa 1940s

Johnny Morris Flexidisc

 I found this flexidisc in a charity shop yesterday. Johnny Morris was a very popular  children's entertainer back in the 60's and 70's. Fond memories of his "Animal Magic" TV shows where he played the part of a zoo keeper at Bristol Zoo and did the voices of the animals. Also "Tales of the Riverbank" about Hammy The Hamster and friends which he also did the voices for. We had the pleasure to meet him once at a radio station foyer in Birmingham in the 90's when he must have been in his 80's. We were there to give an interview about our joint exhibition at Walsall art gallery  called "Weirdorama". A very amiable chap who was kind enough to sign Hazel's notebook which she was thrilled by.
Johnny does his usual  dulcit tones about Clarksons holidays and the trend for cheap package holidays in Spain, Greece and Italy etc. in the late 60's and early 70's.

Johnny Morris  -  Welcome To Sunshine  '71

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Peter Serafinowicz

Very funny Peter Serafinowicz  film spoof using old newsreel footage.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Slide Show Evening

A while ago Josef has been giving me a package of 500 slides ordered online, not knowing what´s inside. Nice surprise – in different meanings. We organised the other equipment (light table, slide projector, slide magazines) so we could start our first slide show evening after many years. That was great fun, especially because there were round about 150 cat-slides (yawn) and 150 slides with modification of buildings (so everyone has got his own hobby!). But afterwards there were some real beautiful landscapes and person pictures from the 80ies. A good start for a new collage project – maybe! I´m so glad, that my mother and my aunt gave me familiy-slides – they are waiting on beeing projected. We´ll wait and see what happens!