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Monday, 31 January 2011

Wet Girl on Pulteney Weir

As this candid snap is over 40 years old, 
she may be a grandmother by now.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Another old picture of Bath

 Walcot Street multistory car park under construction.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Walcot Street car park in the sixties.

An unusual panorama of two 35m negs from the sixties, Walcot Street car park before the building of the multi story car park, Hilton Hotel and Podium.
You can see Challoner and West tree surgeons starting to remove the trees in the background.

Friday, 21 January 2011

The Odeon in Southgate Street Bath

I'm scanning old forgotten negatives at the moment and came across this picture of the Odeon Cinema in Southgate Street.
The film Monkeys go home with Maurice Chevalier was released in 1967 and Bambi 1942 so that makes just before 1970 the most likely date, back in the days when you got two feature films for you money.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

R.I.P Onyx

Sad day today, we lost Onyx, I hope he's walking through that big field on buttercups in the sky now.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Monday, 10 January 2011

Bog Island / Terrace Walk Bath in 1967

Terrace Walk in March 1967, though it looks very much the same as today, close inspection reveals a number of changes.
The underground toilets that gave it the local slang name were closed in the 70s due to damp problems.
The fountain that was moved from Stall street is missing and the shops include Wilson Lees Sports Shop is now On the Video Front and M J Vincents Fruit Shop is now Giuseppe's Hairdressers.   
And in particular Maynards stands out in my mind as I have wonderful memories of my first visit to a sweetshop alone in 1953 age 9 because that's when sweet rationing ended and I didn't have to take Mum and the ration book.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Pantomime broke Geneva Convention, oh yes it did

Looks like Nelly the Nit Nurse was only breaking half of the Geneva Convention in 2002 at Bath Theatre Royal. Click HERE

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Sad goodbye to Cadbury in Keynsham

The Cadbury factory in Keynsham, England, has produced its last chocolate bar after the takeover by Kraft, meaning all production at the factory that was opened in 1919 can now be shifted to the company's Skarbimierz plant in southwestern Poland.
400 workers at the Keynsham factory have lost their jobs and I'm afraid that leaves a very nasty taste to your chocolate Mr Kraft and I shan't be buying any of your other products including Kenco, Philadelphia, Dairylea, Terry's Chocolate Orange, Ritz crackers, Maxwell House and Carte Noire coffee.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Farr Family New Years Walk

The extended  Farr family  had a walk on New Years Day, we went around the old Somerset Coal Canal and came back via the S and D railway line.
About one and a half miles.