Monthly Archives: March 2011

Enid Stamp Taylor at Home…

I think it is something of an importance to include this picture of Enid taken in 1934 whilst she relaxed with those around her that really mattered in her life. The shot was taken in the back garden of her … Continue reading

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Looking Back…

My Family from left to right: Anya Callaghan, Adrian Callaghan, Michelle Ford, and Shannon Callaghan. Taken at Kensington Gardens, Bayswater, London in the late 90s… Shannon is now a teenager!

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Vintage Movies… Pool of London 1950

A wonderfully evocative film drama of London and The London Docklands in 1950. Shot almost entirely with locations on The Thames and around Central London- it’s a look into a times past world! There are so many dramatic and nostalgic locations in the production- that … Continue reading

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The Olde Water Mill at Barton-Le-Clay…

  This lovely old bus sits outside the Dickensian village and olde water mill at Barton-Le-Clay in Bedfordshire, England. Adrian and I made a visit to this Bedfordshire community recently and found there an excellent eating house with an even more excellent menu. … Continue reading

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Cruising The Victorian Waterways…

Canal  Holidays can be great fun, as Marilyn and I found out recently. Narrowboats, like this one at Leighton Buzzard, Linslade, in Bedfordshire England, provide an insight into the pleasures of canal boating through the wonderful English countryside. Operating the many water gates … Continue reading

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Looking Back…

I’m pictured here setting the lights at the John Rose Studio in 1966. John Rose was a well known and well respected photographer of young persons and children. A John Rose portrait was produced entirely on site, from the camera … Continue reading

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Looking Back…

Looking Back… On Board RHMS Ellinis The Greek Lady as the Ship’s Photographer way back in 1970. Elinis, a Greek owned Chandris liner, ran ten pound emigrants from London’s Tilbury Dock to Melbourne and Sidney, and those who did not find fame … Continue reading

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Vintage Movies… Amos ‘n’ Andy

   This 1930 RKO offering would raise a few eyebrows these days! Based on a popular radio show, it soon ran into problems in bringing it to the screen. It features the exploits of two black guys, well enough on … Continue reading

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Home Thoughts of Enid Stamp Taylor…

I stood outside The People’s Palace on The Mile End road, one hot July afternoon in 1980. Somehow standing there I could feel her presence on that wintry evening all those years ago. She would have been hesitant, afraid, and yet … Continue reading

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She sat within the glow of the coals… their red heat penetrated the pores of her skin and warmed the white of her bones. She stared long and hard into the glass of whisky as if it were full of … Continue reading

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