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Author Topic: New early colour photo series! England in the summer and early fall of 1939  (Read 5514 times)

Offline FramFramson

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An English couple who had taken a road trip around England in 1939 happened to be accompanied by their cousin, an accomplished photographer who who shot their honeymoon in rare colour film. These photos were presumed lost but have recently been recovered.

Part 1: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/04/25/1939-england-in-color-part-1
Part 2: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/05/03/1939-england-in-color-part-2/1

And some better quality photos, as well as some not appearing in the original source posting (not sure why they're in the news story but not the original article?) are also available here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/15/wwii-honeymoon-_n_5332409.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

Possibly useful for VBCW or other interwar gaming.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2014, 02:31:31 AM by FramFramson »


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Offline Arlequín

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As always, it is a shame there are not more. Thanks for sharing these.  :)

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I always strikes me how few 'pang'-colours there were back then. Must have been a less stressing life.  lol

Really atmospheric and nice collection.
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I am so linking this on the VBCW forum!
Thanks for sharing!

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 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* especially the Morris 8 - my first car was a Morris 8 (but not a convertible). Also the tent....

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Offline PanzerKaput

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Wow this is blooming lovely and has a real feel for the period and time.

Also does anyone know who makes an Austin 8 in 28mm?

Offline Doug ex-em4

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Also does anyone know who makes an Austin 8 in 28mm?

Ahem PK - do you mean a Morris 8? As an ex-owner (see above) I'd love one of them in 28mm as well. Although it was a bit of a nuisance having to stop every now and then when it rained to hit the windscreen wiper motor with the starting-handle (as, indeed, it was having to use the starting-handle to start the engine), there were great benefits like being able to wind the windscreen to a horizontal postiion which was very useful in fog (the 6 volt headlights didn't help much).

Happy days.

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Bugger yes a Morris 8 in 28mm

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Bugger yes a Morris 8 in 28mm

Thank you, Sir - and i should also point out that my memory played me false (above). It wasn't the wind-screen wiper motor that needed regular bashing, it was the petrol pump. The car would stop every 10 miles or so whne the pump seized up but a wellaimed bash soon had it going again.

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Offline Burnin Coal

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A great find....could almost hear the skylarks in some of the shots...not sure if it's the laid back tones of the photos or the tranquil subject matter but found myself coming over all wistful just looking at them....thanks for sharing
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No garish plastic signs, fast food joints, noisy freeways...

I'm well aware that the past wasn't utopian but it certainly looks pleasant in those photos. Thanks for that.

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very nostalgic  :'(
can anyone tell what role the buildings on the right side fulfill?

Offline fred

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That's Lincoln isn't it? It's all student flats round there now.

I think the buildings are just warehouses and the jutting out wooden things are hoists to get goods up to the top floor easily.

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interesting architecture...

Offline fred

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It is Brayford pool in Lincoln


A couple of years ago


a more contempory poster - showing the same warehouses on the right

from the local newspaper

A classic view of Brayford Pool, Lincoln, looking towards the cathedral. The two pictures that are merged are a scene taken July 1953 with one taken in 2010. The buildings around the wharf have all disappeared from this view with the exception of the Royal William pub on Brayford Wharf North.
I'd have thought the black and white photo was much earlier than '53

 

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