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Thursday, 30 October 2008

Ben Fogle catches a flesh-eating bug


 I was sorry to see TV personality Ben Fogle has caught a potentially fatal flesh-eating disease while filming a BBC TV series. 
This is one of my pictures of Ben with Shauna Lowery and Sam the Sheep Dog filming “One man and His Dog” at Bowood house in Wiltshire.
  Picture Copyright Sam Farr / The Bath Chronicle

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Sunday, 26 October 2008

The Day they set fire to Bath Abbey!

 
We have been having a clear out of junk and I came across this copy of the Bath Chronicle for August the 21st 1982 with a couple of my pictures of the fire in Bath Abbey taken a few years before I  started work for the Chronicle.
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Friday, 24 October 2008

North Parade Passage Bath in the 60s


Some people think that the problem with the alcoholic and homeless in Bath is new.
But this picture from the 60s reminds me that the Salvation Army had a hostel, Hamilton Lodge in North Parade Passage.
You can also see Miss Philippa Savery’s antique shop which she donated to the Landmark Trust and is now used as holiday flats.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

James Thomas Cycle Shop in Walcot Street Bath


In the 60s 83 Walcot Street Bath was owned by Dennis Thomas, The cycle business was started by his grandfather James in 1889 and in fact he had an original Penny Farthing and the equipment to build them still in the shop.
I bought my Italian Capri scooter there for 91 guineas, though latter he changed his allegiance to Japan and became a Honda stockist.
In the picture he is servicing the 125cc twin Honda that I purchased for £130 new in the mid 60s.
The shops motto was “AS OLD AS THE INDUSTRY AS MODERN AS THE MINUTE”.
Dennis was a keen Leica photographer and president of the Bath Photographic Society, I remember printing my first colour print in the kitchen of his Newbridge Hill home and warming the colour developer on his family Raburn.
The shop changed hands several times before Johns Bikes moved in and the shop returned to its original use. 

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Combe Hay Church


There was a wedding at Combe Hay Church today,   so I took advantage of the floral decorations to take this HDR image. Picture Copyright  Sam Farr 35meg tiff available

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Up to Seven


I've been doing a few snaps for a friend with a new shop “Up to Seven" in the Podium at Bath.
Thought it would be a chance for the grandchildren to try some better clothes than the Oxfam ones they usually wear. (only joking) 

Sunday, 12 October 2008

T-shirt with anti smoking logo.



We had the first customer for our shop this week.
They bought a t-shirt with this "No Smoking 
within 20 feet" anti smoking logo.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Little known corners of Bath


St Ann’s Place a 12 frame join-up 
taken with a little Fuji E900.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Onyx


Helens Horse Onyx, gets a bit frisky 
in the early Autumn sun.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Weston Super Mare Donkey Rides.

Despite the severe fire on Weston Super
Mare Pier, the donkey rides are still popular.

Monday, 6 October 2008

John Noakes and not really Shep!


Another of my old pictures taken in the early 80s.
 John Noakes puts his pantomime makeup on, while 
Skip (his own dog) watches TV in the dressing 
room at Bath Theatre Royal.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Southgate Shopping Centre Bath

 Progress on the giant underground car park at the new Southgate shopping centre in Bath.
A twelve frame join up taken with a Fuji E900, about two years old and probably discontinued now, last seen at about £100.
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Friday, 3 October 2008

Combe Down School Website


Tabitha’s School launched it’s new website today, 
here she is reading a bedtime story to the school tiger!

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Weston Pier Fire

 
The sad sight of wood from the pier fire 
at Weston Super Mare washed up on the beach.