I am not sure whether this photograph is from the same set of prints as the last one I showed - my photo archiving system is a bit like a tumble dryer: everything gets mixed up sooner or later. But it is another bay and certainly another picnic. Like so many such found photographs, it makes me want to drop everything I am doing and write the life history of the subjects.
Monday, 8 February 2016
Friday, 5 February 2016
A church concert party from the 1930s. The church was in Great Horton, Bradford and I can definitely recognise two people in the group. That is my grandfather, Enoch Burnett, second from right on the back row. Heaven knows what character he is supposed to be playing, but I would have paid a small fortune to have been in the audience. And that is his daughter, Miriam Burnett (my Auntie Miriam) sat in the centre of the front row.
I have a provisional ID for five others in the photograph, although this is based on some scribbled pencil notes on the back of the photo. Who knows, perhaps they will come back from the grave and identify themselves.
A scanned strip of six monochrome negatives which dates back to the early 1970s. That is Isobel in the kitchen of her old house and most of the other shots on the strip are mill properties in or around Elland. The exception is the photograph of the workshop over the River Hebble in Halifax.
Monday, 1 February 2016
Three Soldiers : Unknown Subjects (c.1940)
BRIGHOUSE INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY Brighouse Industrial Society was the name given to the local co-operative society which was founded i...
1707-133 : TWO THEATRICALS Two more smilers, but this time I suspect there are differences. First of all we have, I think, two women ...