Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mug shot

Mug shot

A mate of mine, Andy, visited on the weekend for a few beers as we’d not met up in quite a while (3 years…oops). We …

 

Manchester Brigade Fire Escape

Manchester Brigade Fire Escape

Heres a scan of an item from the Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum archive. After our chat at the MHF about some of the plates/images …

 

Mystery object…

Mystery object…

…well sort of. I know its a plate/film holder for a camera but I’ve no idea of its exact purpose. I can see its not all …

 

He reminds me of somebody…

He reminds me of somebody…

Lovely small plate of a well dressed chap, there was something about him that reminded me of someone, have another look and maybe you’ll see …

 

Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

I’ve just got home from a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. It was at the MHF that someone visiting my stall …

 

The Godlee Observatory, Manchester Astronomical Society

The Godlee Observatory, Manchester Astronomical Society

On Wednesday I attended one of MAS open days at the Godlee Observatory. At the MHF Celebration Day at the Town Hall one of their …

 

Outdoor tintypes II

Outdoor tintypes II

Heres another batch of outdoor tintypes to add to the collection. The one above is a little unusual, not in that she doesn’t look too happy, …

 

Manchester Histories Festival website

Manchester Histories Festival website

Thanks MHF for posting a link to my blog from your webpage. I’d like to find out who took the image and see if they …

 

New lens panels…..

New lens panels…..

Now I can usually knock up a lens panel out of plywood when need be but they are usually square or rectangular, now a circular …

 

Manchester Histories Festival 2012 Celebration Day

Manchester Histories Festival 2012 Celebration Day

I would like to thank everybody who took the time to stop by my stand at the Manchester Histories Festival at the Town Hall yesterday. …

 

Like Mother like daughter…

Like Mother like daughter…

Heres a CDV tintype of a mother and daughter. Now if she aint a chip off the old block I dont know what is? They say …

 

Quarter plate box

Quarter plate box

Just got this through the post for tomorrows event. Its a wooden storage box for a dozen quarter plates. I’ll put it to good use …

 

Darkbox suitcase

Darkbox suitcase

At the Peoples History Museum event I used a small cupboard in their workspace, for the Manchester Histories Festival at the Town Hall on Saturday …