Tag Archives: England

Words of Advice From W V Amey, Photographic Artist, Landport

Anybody who fears having their photograph taken, or is convinced that they don’t photograph well, might do well to consider the advice given by W V Amey, erstwhile Photographic Artist of 253 Commercial Road, Landport, on the reverse of his … Continue reading

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Vintage Photographs from Northern Ireland

I have just uploaded to Reminiscene 16 Cartes de Visite, a Cabinet Portrait and a photograph which were taken in studios in Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Wakefield. Despite the varying photographic studios, the sitters are very firmly believed to … Continue reading

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A Maidstone Photographic Mystery

Can anybody help solve a photographic mystery?  This photograph was found when the current occupants (The Reef Spa) of 22 Gabriels Hill, Maidstone, Kent were sorting out a room. A larger image can be seen here. Sadly, there are no … Continue reading

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Vintage Photographs Of Coggeshall, Essex

I have just added nine vintage photographs of Coggeshall, Essex to Reminiscene. The photographs, all of which are in Coggeshall Museum’s collection, and which are reproduced with the kind permission of the museum, show: A flood at Gardner’s Brewery in … Continue reading

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Vintage Postcards, Photographs And A Coffin

I have just returned from what I would call a fairly successful day at an antiques centre in Hertfordshire.  It never ceases to amaze me, though, what you can find at an auction. Trying to hunt out some more vintage … Continue reading

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The Forgetful One

In this postcard to Miss Ada Paltenden of Prospect Cottage, Henfield, Sussex, a forgetful “J” writes: Just a line to say I arrived safely 5.30 very good journey no stop between Willesden and Rugby found some snow and we’ve had … Continue reading

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White Space? What's That?

Ever since the postcard was first invented, scribes have been battling to find ways of getting the longest possible message into the limited space available to them. Those who had the misfortune to send Undivided Back postcards were definitely disadvantaged … Continue reading

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A Postcard From Belgium

The message on this postcard which was sent from Brussels on 8 July 1932 by C and G Ridley to Mr and Mrs J Holding, Eaton Rise, Baslow, Derbyshire, reads: Dear Mr and Mrs Holding We are having a very … Continue reading

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Tim's On Marches With the Soldiers

Ann sent this New Year’s “greetings” postcard from Frinton-On-Sea, Essex, to Miss E Jefferies, 7 Lydford Road, Paddington, London W on 5 January 1916.  Her message reads: Hope Mother and you are quite well.  We are having a lot of … Continue reading

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A Walking Demonstration In Short Knickers

Once in a while, it’s really good to see a postcard message that raises a smile.  That is certainly the case with this Real Photo postcard which Mum and Dad sent from Long Melford, Suffolk to Bernard and Hilda on … Continue reading

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