Author Archives: Patrick

About Patrick

a photographer, writer and blogger, a studio and press photographer since the mid 1960's, first published writings in 1974

Snap Around…

You know, one of the coolest places to be in a heatwave… Is inside a Cathedral! Like this in St. Albans. Hertfordshire. The shot helps illustrate the many interiors to this historic building set within its own grounds and large Lake of … Continue reading

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British Lost and Forgotten Films of the Past…

Excuse My Glove 1936 This was a vehicle for the boxer Len Harvey and presenting him as Don Carter, a mild mannered character and a guy that collected stained glass, well, there is still hope for the film yet. Don agrees … Continue reading

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Author Note…

Ok, I travel around a lot. But at the moment my thoughts are with the tragic events in Manchester and London. This needless lose of life, something that could have been avoided is hard to understand. Where blame lays… Only … Continue reading

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There are times when a walk in the park can throw up a lot of interesting things, like this unusual form of transport spotted at a classic car rally in Bedfordshire. I was really impressed, along with the guy that sold me … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 46… The Gwyllt (Part One) A narrow path led off to her right, upward and through the thick undergrowth and toward the headland plateau above her. It was a steady and breathless climb and at one point she could just … Continue reading

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Snap Around…

On a warm summer evening in June, you’ve gotta take a cruise down the Grand Union Canal, enjoy a glass of fine wine, some fresh mussels and oysters…Then sit back and enjoy the scenery…

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 45… A Sighting It was that time of the morning when the trivia of the day before was forgotten and the ocean would open itself to the lonely walker. Around the Bay large curios gulls swooped over its soft … Continue reading

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Author Note…

Sorry guys, if some of you could not access the site last night.’ Heart’ were undertaking security maintenance for the benefit of all of us. So that can’t be a bad thing.

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 44… Reason He looked at Charles with open eye. ‘Beats your town living Charlie!’ he remarked. It was only the second time Esme had ever heard anyone call Charles: Charlie. In her mind he was a Charles not a … Continue reading

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The Kings Head…

The Kings Head as it appears today on the Moscow road in Bayswater London. In my fictitious tale “The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp” Charles Hepworth’s little photographic shop sat on the opposite corner facing the building. The site today … Continue reading

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