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

The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 50…Gossip and fantasy There was much relief as she reached the cottage, others had been busy with their morning pleasures and by now it was midday. Margarita greeted Esme with a warming smile and a recommendation for lunch. ‘Bill … Continue reading

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Snap Around…

When push comes to shove, you’ve just gotta go for that one picture that you know isn’t going to interest everyone, and that’s the moment when you tell yourself what the heck! So this was my contribution to the low … Continue reading

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British Lost and Forgotten Films of the Past…

Father O’Flynn  1935 An easy plot to watch. The story involves Father O’Flynn played by Tom Burke as an Irish Priest who raises a girl from a baby. The Girl Macushla is played by Jean Adrienne. Macushla comes into money … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 49… Face to Face ‘You have followed me. That’s good.’ He smiled perhaps a little weakly, then stood up and looked at her directly. ‘I thought you were in London. Why are you here and how did you get … Continue reading

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Snap Around…

You know, strolling around my local garden centre can be a real eye opener for me. Because, I’m no-way a gardener, in fact I generally pay some guys to mow the grass around my flat. But these ‘Pansies’ so the … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 48… The Tower Esme watched Tobias until his form had disappeared from view. She thought for a few moments then decided to follow. She would speak to him, ask him why he was here and not in London. In The … Continue reading

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British Lost and Forgotten Films of the Past…

Fascination 1931 A stagey romantic style of film, that would not set the world on fire. A couple that have been married for three years have a difficult time when he falls in love with another woman. The wife confronts … Continue reading

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Snap Around…

You know, my family is fair scattered, but when it comes to brother and sister reunions, you’ve just gotta go with the action and take on those pleasures of yesteryear, with a kick  provided by Southend beach pleasure park with a … Continue reading

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The shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 47… The Gwyllt (Part Two) The voice in her head laughed with a sallow pleasure and replied; ‘Of course it’s me. I am Rebecca. You know me well’. Then the voice was gone, cried away to the paucity of … Continue reading

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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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