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Thursday, 30 April 2009

Whoops!

A British Heart Foundation volunteer opens a book bank.
It is cleared once a week!

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Monday, 27 April 2009

Time for security!

The Bath Abbey Clock reflected in a security van!

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Jensen Button autographs a car!

 
Jensen Button autographs a car for a young fan!

 
 Frome racing driver Jensen on a visit to Bath Wellsway BMW.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Duke of Edinburgh


Now Duke of Edinburgh has become the longest-ever serving consort of a British sovereign, I thought I should share a few thoughts about him.
In the 1970s I was a City Councillor for a while, during that time the Queen and Duke visited Bath.
As a very new councillor I was stuck in the back row as the Queen and Duke walked down the line being introduced the important people in the front row.
Wendy and I were standing about 5 rows back beside Fred Gilbert a labour councillor who seemed old at the time, but was probably 60.
As the Duke drew level with us he stopped and pointed to Fred in the back row, and said “I remember that face”
Fred said “I was a bandsman on The Royal Yacht Britannia”.
Fred was very pleased and we were amazed that considering how many face the Duke see’s every day he remembered Fred.
The day the Duke became the only Royal to speak to me in 25years.
I was at Lackham College for a Duke of Edinburgh awards function, and after spending an hour looking for someone from our circulation area, found two girls in the line-up to meet the Duke.
Now the line-up was arranged in a half circle and I couldn’t risk missing the picture if someone moved out of line.
So I went to the girls about three spaces down and explained I would stick the camera through the gap between them and take a picture.
 All went well till the duke heard the motor winder fire about six pictures and he looked at me and said “Slow down slow down I’m here for ages yet”.
I was so surprised I said “I’m sorry sir I needed a picture of these girls”
 Glen Philips from the Wiltshire Times caught my surprised look!

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Felicity shops at Morrisons

 
Shopping at Morrisons this week (Best value supermarket in Bath) I spotted a familiar face in the queue.
I photographed Felicity Haze, who does amazing things with her twelve string almost 30 years ago.
Felicity has hardly changed; well she’s blonde now and still singing on the folk circuit.
If you would like to hear her sing CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Scarlet tiger caterpillar.

Scarlet tiger caterpillar walking down the wall.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Some of Sam's pictures from Broomhill Art Hotel

 

Broomhill lies in one of the most glorious valleys in North Devon surrounded by hundreds of acres of woodland and bound by its own stream. 300 sculptures by over 60 sculptors are sited in 10 acres of garden that present a wonderful balance between art and nature.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Scouting for boys!

An old family picture of my uncle Jim, I would guess at the picture being from the early 1900’s.
Jim March worked for Horstmann Gears in Lower Weston Bath and was secretary of Bath Cricket Club for many years.
Note the inscription in the mount which reads to our friend Jim March from J W Hunter, J J Lovegrove and S H Sydenham.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Tuesday, 14 April 2009