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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Hot again tomorrow.

Hot again tomorrow, drink plenty of water like Blake.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Saturday, 27 June 2009

The village fence painting party at work today.

The village fence painting party at work today.

Tying the gate at Combe Hay Church.

I understand that Combe Hay Church is to reintroduce the children tying the gate till the groom throws money.
Wendy and Sam doing the throwing in 1970.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Lottie at The Paragon School Sports Day.

Lottie at The Paragon School Sports Day.

Friendly frog.

It’s recycling collection day, so I was just replacing the bins in the right place and found this Friendly frog under one of them.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Fleet Air Arm Museum

Some nice pictures of the Fleet Air Arm Museum on Davids Blog 

Foggy out the back window.

I was walking along the riverside from Green Park today when a very smoky BMW passed.
As it was the worst I’ve seen for years I snapped it thinking, it’s on its way to the BMW dealers.
I walked over the Churchill Bridge on the way to my own car when it passed again heading in the other direction.
In these days of cars having to pass strict pollution laws, how does someone drive when it’s always foggy out of the back window!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Then and Now.

About 20 years ago I attended a fire in a warehouse near the Churchill Bridge.
I finished late and left the printer to choose which negatives to print next morning.
When I came in at 10am next day, to my horror I found the printer had only printed the boring negatives of the fire engines on the Lower Bristol Road and missed the good picture across the river.
I had it printed and dashed to the newsroom where the editor David Flintham had the whole front page redesigned to lead with this picture.
The old warehouse is now offices and flats as this picture shows.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009


Biscuit all tacked up and ready to go with Lottie.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Jensen Button

Another of my old pictures of Jensen Button.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Nicky’s Birthday Lunch.

Helen presents the cake she baked to Nicky and Andy.
Lottie’s happy with the sun.
But Tabitha’s not so happy about the cold suntan cream.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Canal Boat Fire on the Kennet and Avon

 This boat caught fire at Bath in the early 
hours of Saturday 7th of June.
No one was hurt.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Then and now. my first Nikon F and latest Nikon D700.

When I bought the F in 1965 it was about £150 for a camera with no meter and certainly no autofocus, when that’s compared to average earnings in 1965 its around £4500.
About twice the price of the D700 which is a full frame digital that produces quality every bit as good a Kodachrome in the old F, but far more consistently.
The thing to remember is the 1965 Nikon F still works (apart from the self timer) I very much doubt that the D700 will still be working in 44 years!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Scouts climbing in front of Bath Abbey.

Scouts fundraising for aid work in Malawi by staging a sponsored climb in front of Bath Abbey.
Keynsham Explorer Scouts spent Saturday climbing to help raise £25,000 for their African project.

More Details HERE

Bath Mayor Making.

New Mayor of Bath Cllr Colin Barrett returning to the Guildhall with Lady Gass Lord Lieutenant of Somerset  after the Mayor making service in Bath Abbey.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Last few pictures of the Royal Bath and West Show.

The good weather brought out the crowds.
First time I’ve seen a noodle bar at a country show.

All a bit hot and tired!

The best dressed always carry a swan!

Thursday, 4 June 2009


Instead of voting in an old garage as we have done for the last 34 years, today we voted at the church.
As the village has no hall it has recently been converted to a multi use building complete with toilet and sink.
Wendy and her ballot slip with 17 groups to pick from.